Women's Tennis Makes Great Strides at ITA Regionals

(photo credit: Luke Stanczyk)
(photo credit: Luke Stanczyk)


OBERLIN, Ohio - The Illinois Tech women's tennis team continuted competing at the ITA Regionals on Sunday, wrapping it up with some amazing efforts.

Weronika Halicka and Morgan Colbert continued to roll through the doubles backdraw, walking away as backdrap champions. The tandem beat ninth-seeded Kalamzoo twice before downing Case Western Reserve in the backdraw championship to earn the title.

Halicka, playing in the singles "A" draw quarterfinals, was defeated by Ashley Lessen of WashU 6-4, 7-5. It wrapped up a magical run for Halicka, who beat several of the region's top players to reach the final eight.

Between the singles and doubles contests, Colbert finished the weekend 7-1, a remarkable showing for a true freshman.




OBERLIN, Ohio – Illinois Tech women's tennis continued its progress at the Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation regionals on Saturday. Weronika Halicka headlined the day, advancing to the quarterfinals of the "A" draw singles bracket.

After winning in the first round yesterday, Halicka took down WashU's Ally Persky 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a matchup with third-seeded Lauren Halwey of Denison University. Halicka was able to upset Hawley in dominant fashion, winning 6-2, 6-1. She will play in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern time against WashU's Ashley Lessen. A win in the morning sets up a semi-final match in the afternoon (1:00 a.m. eastern).

Morgan Colbert played her final "B" draw singles match as well on Saturday, winning her mathc 6-2, 6-3. Colbert and Halicka have also advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles backdraw, winning matches today 8-3 and 8-1.

Stay tuned to www.illinoistechathletics.com for all of Sunday's updates.




OBERLIN, Ohio – Both Weronika Halicka and Morgan Colbert competed in Friday's portion of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional on Friday. The pair lost in doubles, but each one in the opening round of the singles portion.

After the duo fell 8-3 in doubles to Laura Gutierrez and Catherine Xu of University of Chicago, Halicka opened her bid in the "A" bracket of the singles tournament with a dominant performance. She downed Maidysn Rini of John Carroll 6-1, 6-1.

Morgan Colbert also one in the open bracket, downing Olivet Nazarene University's Ola Latala 6-2, 6-3.

Both Scarlet Hawks will be in action in singles once again tomorrow. Stay tuned to www.illinoistechathletics.com for updates!