Tennis goes to round 16 in regionals

Murray State sophomore Eleonora Tchakarova made it to round 16 in last weekend’s Division I OVC regionals in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tchakarova was the only Racer to advance that far in the tournament, eventually falling to Courtney Colton of Vanderbilt, the No. 2 seed and eventual regional runner-up. Tchakarova clawed back from being down a set in her round  32 match against Alyssa Hibberd of Memphis Sunday morning, winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Senior Andrea Eskauriatza was the only other Racer to reach round 32 Sunday. She kept up with the eventual regional champion, Sydney Campbell of Vanderbilt in their first set, falling 6-5, then lost the second set 6-2.

Two other Racers, senior Megan Blue, and Verginie Tchakarova – Eleonora Tchakarova’s twin sister – lost their first-round matches.

In the men’s regionals hosted by Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., senior Max Mclean and freshman Will True lost their matches in round  128. McLean lost to Luke Saunders of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 6-1, 6-1. True also fell to Jeremy Schneider of Xavier 7-5, 7-6.

The women take on Jacksonville State Oct. 31 at Kenlake State Park, while the men’s team hosts the Murray State Invitational Oct. 31.

Staff Report