Matadors Post Impressive Victories at ITA West Regionals

Oct. 27, 2008

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Senior Victoria Brymer and freshman Evgeniya Vetesheva each recorded victories at the ITA West Regionals for the Cal State Northridge women's tennis team. Brymer took a win over UCLA's Brittnay Rosen and Vetesheva registered a pair of victories in the singles consolation bracket.

Brymer took care of Rosen 6-4 and 6-0 in the opening round of the tournament. In her next match, Brymer was forced to retire due to injury as she was trailing Long Beach State's Hannah Grady, 6-3.

After losing to UCLA's Nina Patic 6-4 and 6-0 in the opening round, Vetesheva defeated LMU's Jane Pringle, 6-2 and 6-2. She then took a 6-0, 6-0 decision over LBSU's Jessica Weeks before withdrawing before her match against Katy Wiliams.

"Jenya (Evegenya Vetesheva) is starting to feel confident in her game and that confidence rose as the tournament went on, resulting in flawless tennis against Weeks," Northridge head coach Gary Victor said. "Victoria is showing signs of being the top player she can be. Her commitment level is rising to that challenge."

In other singles action, sophomore Whitney Paluch fell to Audrey Bulkley of Loyola Marymount, 6-2 and 6-0, in the opening round. She then suffered a 6-1, 6-2 loss to Bliss Nixon, also of LMU.

In doubles action, Brymer and Vetesheva teamed up to produce an 8-6 victory over Natalia Lozano and Sofia Novak of UC Santa Barbara. The duo then dropped an 8-4 decision to Lyndsay Kinstler and Alison Ramos from USC.

The Matadors return to action on Nov. 7-9 when they host the Matador Tennis Invitational. The event will run throughout the day during the three days of competition at the Matador Tennis Complex.