Nuria Ormeño Ruiz continued her quest of winning her second consecutive regional championship, winning two matches on Thursday to advance to the Round of 16 at the ITA Mountain Regional Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. Additionally, two doubles pairs reached the Round of 16.
CU's doubles teams got off to a solid start in the morning, combining to go 2-1. Jeannez Daniel and Chloe Hule defeated Paola Artiga and Jovana Kenic 8-5 in the Round of 32. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz and Louise Ronaldson won by the same score in their match against Raven Bennett and Lois Wagenvoort from UTEP.
In singles play in the Round of 64, Daniel rallied to win 0-6, 6-2, 7-5 over Northern Arizona's Hailey Rochin in her first match of the tournament. Ronaldson swept UTEP's Milou Pietersz 7-5, 6-0 and Ormeño Ruiz advanced 6-1, 6-3 past Tereza Pilzova from Weber State.
Ormeño Ruiz won her final match of the day as well to advance to the Round of 32. She defeated Tereza Pilzova from Weber State 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The two doubles pairs and Ormeño Ruiz will continue competition in the Main Draw Friday.
Doubles Round of 32
Jeannez Daniel/Chloe Hule (CU) def. Paola Artiga/Jovana Kenic (UNLV), 8-5; Vivienne Kulicke/Milou Pietersz (UTEP) def. Annabelle Andrinopoulos/Kyra Wojcik (CU), 8-0; Nuria Ormeño Ruiz/Louise Ronaldson (CU) def. Raven Bennett/Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP), 8-5.
Singles Round of 64
Jena Cheng (Utah) def. Kyra Wojcik (CU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2; Brianna Turley (Utah) def. Annabelle Andrinopoulos (CU), 6-3, 6-4; Jeannez Daniel (CU) def. Hailey Rochin (Northern Arizona), 0-6, 6-2, 7-5; Louise Ronaldson (CU) def. Milou Pietersz (UTEP), 7-5, 6-0; Anna Bogasleavets (UNLV) def. Chloe Hule (CU), 7-5, 6-0; Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) def. Tereza Pilzova (Weber State), 6-1, 6-3.
Singles Round of 32
Claudia Herrero Garcia (Nevada) def. Jeannez Daniel (CU), 7-6 (2), 6-1; Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) def. Jovana Kenic (UNLV), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.