Women's Tennis
Hush Inches Closer to ITA Main Draw

Rachael Hush

Rachael Hush

Oct. 19, 2007

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Freshman Rachael Hush won two matches Thursday in the qualifying draw at the 2007 Wilson/ITA Regional Championships hosted by the University of to advance to the round of 16. Hush is a step closer to securing one of eight spots available for the main draw that begins on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Senior Maria Calbeto won her match first before dropping her second in the round of 32, while freshman Christina Ruiz was eliminated from the competition after she stumbled in her first round match.

In the opening round, Calbeto took down Detroit's Svetlana Flankova, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and Hush dominated Xavier's Aylin Seylioglu, 6-2, 6-2.

Ruiz fell short against Kelsey Jakupcin of Bowling Green after winning the first set and playing to tie breakers in the remaining two sets, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).

In the round of 32, Calbeto was taken down by Michigan's Lindsey Howard in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Hush, after losing the first set 6-1, fought back and took the next two sets to defeat Western Michigan's Ashely Moccia, 1-6, 4-6, 6-4, and advance to the round of 16. Hush will play Lindsey Lonergan of Michigan State for a berth in the main draw.

The qualifying draw will wrap up tomorrow with eight players advancing to the main draw beginning on Saturday, Oct. 20. The 64-team doubles main draw will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT.

Qualifying Draw Results

Round of 64
Maria Calbeto (MARQ) def. Svetlana Flankova (DET), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Aylin Seyalioglu (XAV), 6-2, 6-3
Kelsey Jakupcin (BG) def. Christina Ruiz (MARQ), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4)

Round of 32
Lindsey Howard (UM) def. Maria Calbeto (MARQ), 6-1, 6-1
Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Ashley Moccia (WMU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-4



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