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Nong/Pfennig Claim ITA Regional Doubles Title

Nong/Pfennig Claim ITA Regional Doubles Title

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis doubles pair of Xinyi Nong and Isabella Pfennig claimed the ITA Southeast Regional doubles title on the University of Florida campus.

Beginning the tournament as a No. 5 seed, the duo started their run in the round of 64, where they took down Florida A&M’s Sierra Sandy and Veronica Rodriguez, 8-3. They then went on to face Given Roach and Kate Sharabura (GT) in the round of 32 and took the match, 8-6, to advance.

The Canes pair moved into the quarterfinals after defeating the No. 4-seeded Bente Spee and Sara Dahlstrom (UF), 8-4. Punching their ticket to the finals, Nong and Pfennig prevailed over Qavia Lopez and Malwina Rowinska (UF), 6-0, 0-6, 1-0 [10-8]. Finally, the duo matched up with FIU’s No. 51 Oyinlomo Quadre and Ekaterina Khayrutdinova and secured the title with a 6-7, 7-5, 11-9 victory.

In addition to the title, the Canes racked up 13 singles wins between Nong, Pfennig, Audrey Boch-Collins, Antonia Balzert and Leonie Schuknecht. Nong tallied the most victories with four, ultimately leading her to the consolation finals against Schuknecht.

Qualifying Canes will travel to San Diego, Calif., for the ITA National Fall Championships running from Nov. 1-5.



R32: Xinyi Nong/Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Sierra Sandy/Veronica Rodriguez (FAMU), 8-3

R16: Xinyi Nong/Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Given Roach/Kate Sharabura (GT), 8-6

QF: Xinyi Nong/Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Bente Spee/Sara Dahlstrom (UF), 8-4

SF: Xinyi Nong/Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Qavia Lopez/Malwina Rowinska (UF), 6-0, 0-6, 10-8

F: Xinyi Nong/Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. No. 51 Oyinlomo Quadre/Ekaterina Khayrutdinova (FIU), 6-7, 7-5, 11-9


R32: Ema Barianakova/Taylor Dean (Kennesaw) def. Leonie Schuknecht/Antonia Balzert (UM), 8-4


Xinyi Nong

R64: Mai Nirundorn (UGA) def. Xinyi Nong (UM), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

C32: Xinyi Nong (UM) def. Jalayah Shaw (BCU), 6-0, 6-1

C16: Xinyi Nong (UM) def. Grace Schumacher (USF), 6-4, 6-3

CQF: Xinyi Nong (UM) def. Taylor Dean (Kennesaw), w/o

CSF: Xinyi Nong (UM) def. Melisa Senli (USF)

CF: Xinyi Nong (UM) vs. Leonie Schuknecht (UM), withdrawn

Leonie Schuknecht

R64: Guillermina Grant (UGA) def. No. 96 Leonie Schuknecht (UM), 6-1, 6-1

C32: No. 96 Leonie Schuknecht (UM) def. Lea Falentin (Mercer), 7-5, 7-6 (5)

C16: No. 96 Leonie Schuknecht (UM) def. Anique Kattenberg (UCF), 6-3, 6-4

CSF: No. 96 Leonie Schuknecht (UM) def. Given Roach (GT), 7-6 (3), 6-4

CF: Leonie Schuknecht (UM) vs. Xinyi Nong (UM), withdrawn

Antonia Balzert

R64: No. 61 Anastasiia Lopata (UGA) def. Antonia Balzert (UM), 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

C32: Antonia Balzert (UM) def. Bente Spee (UF), w/o

C16: Antonia Balzert (UM) def. Sofia Madrid (Kennesaw), 4-6, 6-1, 10-4

CQF: No. 96 Leonie Schuknecht (UM) def. Antonia Balzert (UM), 6-2, 2-6, 10-5

Isabella Pfennig

R64: No. 52 Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Lindsay Tulenko (GSU), 6-1, 6-3

R32: No. 52 Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Noel Saidenova (UCF), 6-0, 6-4

R16: Emily De Oliveira (UF) def. No. 52 (5) Isabella Pfennig (UM), 7-5, 6-4

Audrey Boch-Collins

R64: Audrey Boch-Collins (UM) def. Francesca Miglio (GSU), 6-1, 6-2

R32: Aysegul Mert (UGA) def. Audrey Boch-Collins (UM), 6-3, 6-4