Women’s Tennis Surges at USTA/ITA South Region Championships

Women’s Tennis Surges at USTA/ITA South Region Championships

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team posted multiple encouraging performances as they concluded the USTA/ITA South Region Tournament with 14 total wins, Sunday from the Valdosta Tennis Complex.

The Lions saw Emily Singleton advance to the Round-of-16, while Adrianna Daszkiewicz reached the Quarterfinal Round of the Back Draw. Highlighting the Lions impressive stretch on the doubles side was the tandem of Laura Kemkes and Singleton as they concluded play in the semifinals.

Below is a complete list of results from Friday and Saturday.



(RC) Andrea Berkova def. (SLU) Laura Kemkes (6-0, 6-4)

(LU) Iona Ivan def. (SLU) Selma Hidass (6-0, 6-1)

(SLU) Emily Singleton def. (FIT) Kristina Huba (6-0, 6-0)

(BU)  Caroline Wendling def. (SLU) Emily Singleton (6-4, 6-2)

(LU) Ana Kritz def. (SLU) Jeanette McDonald (6-1, 6-4)

(NSU) Dominique Wimmer def. (SLU) Phoebe DiLeo (6-1, 6-0)

(SLU) Adrianna Daszkiewicz def. Kayil Ragsdale (6-4, 6-1)


(SLU) Singleton/Kemkes def. (RC) Rosenburg/Salvador (8-1)

(SLU) Singleton/Kemkes def. (FSC) Goge/Riutort (8-4)

(UWF) Smiley/Sonnervig def. Benkirane/DiLeo (8-2)



(SLU) Adranna Daszkiewicz def. (UWA) Jill Furlong (NS)

(RC) Sara Stosljevic def. (SLU) Adrianna Daszkiewicz (8-2)


(LU) Ivan/Krause def. (SLU) Kemkes/Singleton (8-6)

On the weekend performance, Coach James Bryce was excited on his team's efforts, "Just like the men, the women played some real quality matches. We played against some of the region's elite players and had some solid individual performances. I am looking forward to more training and the Varner Classic next month."

The Lions will continue their fall on Friday, October 7 when they head to Winter Park, Fla. to compete in the three-day Varner Memorial Fall Classic, hosted by Rollins College. For the latest news, information, and updates on both the women's tennis teams, visit SaintLeoLions.com.