Gumerova shines as hackers perform well at ITA regional



PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Seton Hall junior women’s tennis Arina gumerova (Ufa, Russia) had a fantastic Saturday at the ITA Northeast Regionals on the Penn campus, scoring two wins to advance to the round of 16. Her efforts included a surprise victory over a Cornell player.

Overall, Seton Hall had three singles wins over the three-day tournament.

Gumerova, who placed 17-32 heading into the tournament, secured a pass to the round of 128 on Friday and then faced Lehigh’s Hamsa Javagal in the round of 64, winning the game in straight sets. Hours later, she faced Cornell’s Maria Adiaconitei, who entered the tournament with a ranking of 1-8. Gumerova won the first set, 6-3, but abandoned the second set, 6-3, to force a tiebreaker. The two women went back and forth, but Gumerova emerged victorious at 14-12 to advance to the round of 16.

On Sunday, Gumerova played for a spot in the ITA Super Regionals. She lost the first set to Pia Schwartz of Buffalo, 6-1, but came back to win the second set, 6-2. In the tiebreaker this time, Gumerova fell just a bit short as Schwartz came away with a 10-8 advantage to move on to the Super Regionals in two weeks.

Seton Hall’s other singles victory this weekend came from junior Aina Plana Ventosa (Barcelona, ​​Spain), who knocked out Kayla Solagnier from Hofstra in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, in the Round of 128. She also participated in a tiebreaker in her Round of 64 against Sofiya Kuzina from LIU.

The Pirates will face off again next weekend when they travel to Annapolis, Md., To participate in the Navy Invitational.

Seton Hall at the 2021 ITA Regionals

Round of 128 singles – Friday October 1

Isabel Cabrerizo (Drexel) beat. Oliwia Kempinski (USD), 6-3, 6-1
Aina Plana Ventosa (SHU) def. Kayla Solagnier (Hofstra), 6-3, 7-5
Elinor Storkaas (LIU) defeated. Hili Kronzon (USD), 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

Round of 64 doubles – Friday October 1
Rachel Buchinsky / Hamsa Javagal (Lehigh) defeats. Aina Plana Ventosa/Oliwia Kempinski (USD), 8-5
Deniz Comiek / Hsin Shih (Ox) fight. Arina gumerova/Hili Kronzon (USD), 8-5

Round of 64 singles – Saturday October 2
[17-32] Arina gumerova (SHU) def. Hamsa Javagal (Lehigh), 6-3, 6-4
[17-32] Sofia Kuzina (LIU) defeated. Aina Plana Ventosa (SHU), 3-6, 6-0, 10-4

Singles Round of 32 – Saturday October 2
[17-32] Arina gumerova (SHU) def. [1-8] Maria Adiaconitei (Cornell), 6-3, 3-6, 14-12

Round of 16 single – Sunday October 3
[9-16] Pia Schwartz (Ox) defeats. [17-32] Arina gumerova (USD), 6-1, 2-6, 10-8



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