Penguins Head to Michigan For ITA Midwest Regionals

Cassandra Moraleja
Cassandra Moraleja

Members of the Youngstown State women's tennis team will be in action at the ITA Midwest Regionals starting on Thursday at Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center.

In the singles draw, Imaan Hassim, Elvira Esteo, Cassandra Moraleja and Anastasiia Khokhlova will all be in action on Thursday. The tournament will be held indoors, with consolation matches being held outside if weather allows.

Hassim faces Akron's Rita Pedroso at 8 a.m. in her opening match. The winner of that contest takes on the winner of the contest between Marharita Tavpash or Lucie Prochazkova in the second round. Esteo has an opening round contest against Chicago State's Anastasiia Goncharova at 9:15 a.m. That winner advances to take on DePaul's Madelyn Yergler or Marquette's Alexandrina Chinikova. Moraleja's match is slated for a 10:15 a.m. start time against Eastern Illinois' Claire Martin. The winner of that contest advances to face either Claire Aleck of Toledo or Kristina Pukhaeva of Chicago State. Khokhlova faces Ohio State's Luna Dormet at 11 a.m. Dormet is one of the top eight seeds in the event.

Doubles play will start on Friday. The doubles bracket for the ITA Midwest Regionals has yet to be announced.

Thursday, Oct. 18
8 a.m. -- Qualifying Singles First Round
To Follow -- Qualifying Singles Second Round

Friday, Oct. 19
9 a.m. -- Qualifying Singles Round of 16 (eight players will qualify for main draw)
2 p.m. -- Main Draw Doubles First Round
To Follow -- Main Draw Doubles Second Round

Saturday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. -- Doubles Main Draw Round of 16
To Follow -- Singles Main Draw First Round
To Follow -- Singles Main Draw Second Round

Sunday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. -- Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
To Follow -- Doubles Main Draw Semifinals
To Follow -- Singles Main Draw Round of 16