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Jhang and Hoppe Knocked Out in Round of 16

by Frank Mercogliano

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The doubles tandem of Leonie Hoppe and Katherine Jhang will not repeat as Mountain Region doubles champions, as the pair fell in the Round of 16 to Utah’s Sara Akid and Ana Cruz, falling 8-3.

The loss knocked out UNM’s final doubles team in the tournament.  Overall, UNM went 4-4 in singles and 3-3 in doubles.  The team is now off until November 3-5 when the squad makes the short trip to El Paso for the UTEP Invitational.

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 16
Elys Ventura (Colorado) d. Maud Vandeputte 6-4, 7-5
Noesjka Brink (Wyoming) d. (12) Katherine Jhang 7-5, 6-3

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

Round of 16
Sara Akid/Ana Cruz (Utah) d. (2) Leonie Hoppe/Katherine Jhang 8-3