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Hoppe/Jhang Advance Again

by Frank Mercogliano

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah —- Leonie Hoppe and Katherine Jhang continued their strong Mountain Regional play, advancing to the Round of 16 at the ITA Mountain Region Championships.

Additionally, both Maud Vandeputte and Katherine Jhang advanced into the Round of 16 in the main singles draw.  Jhang, the No. 12 seed, needed three sets to take down Idaho State’s Sol O Lideadha and Vandeputte won in straight sets over Idaho’s Annabel Davis.

In doubles, Hoppe and Jhang, the No. 2 seed, won 8-4 over Montana State’s Meg McCarty and Jazmin Lerman.  Hoppe and Jhang are the defending Mountain Region champions.

Round of 64

Maud Vandeputte d. Joana Baptista (Boise State) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
(12) Katherine Jhang d. Diana Khaydarshina (Idaho) 6-2, 6-2

Round of 32
Maud Vandeputte d. (11) Annabel Davis (Idaho) 6-4, 6-2
(12) Katherine Jhang d. Sol O Lideadha (Idaho State) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5

Round of 64

Kara Whitley (BYU) d. Maria Sodre 6-2, 6-4
Indya Nespor (Utah State) d. Bente Vandeputte 6-2, 6-4
Kenadee Semenik (Weber State) d. Sofia Taborga 6-1, 6-0
Viktoryia Zhadzinskaya (Colorado State) d. Leonie Hoppe 2-6, 7-5, 6-4


Round of 64
Maud Vandeputte/Bente Vandeputte d. Sydney Schnell/Jessica Hill (Weber State) 8-7 (7-3)
Maria Sodre/Sofia Taborga d. Kylie Kezos/Adithi Venkatakrishnan (Utah Tech) 8-4
(2) Leonie Hoppe/Katherine Jhang BYE

Round of 32
(6) Aya El Sayed/Ria Rebec (Colorado) d. Maud Vandeputte/Bente Vandeputte 8-4
Mingfang Lisa Zhu/Valeriia Ivanoskaia (NMSU) d. Maria Sodre/Sofia Taborga 8-3
(2) Leonie Hoppe/Katherine Jhang d. Meg McCarty/Jazmin Lerman (Montana State) 8-4