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Petrini Advances to Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals
Junior reaches regional quarterfinals for second time in her career
  • Posted on October 21, 2012 6:02:14 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 21, 2012) – Junior Vanessa Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) has advanced to the main singles quarterfinal round of the 2012 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Army in West Point, N.Y.

    Information and Results

    This is the second time Petrini has made it to the quarterfinals at the regional championship. She advanced to the semifinals last season.

    Petrini, who had a bye in the first round, opened the tournament with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Cornell’s Laila Judeh.  The junior then met top-seeded Nicole Bartnik of Columbia in the Round of 32 and downed her with scores of 2-6, 6-2 and 7-5.

    Petrini moved on to the Round of 16 and defeated Brown’s Jessica Harrow in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to earn her spot in the quarterfinals. Petrini matches up with fifth-seeded Jessica Wacnik of Boston College on Monday at 9 a.m.

    The tournament seeded the top 16 players into the bracket with numbers 17 through 32 being placed alphabetically into the field. Petrini was assigned to the latter category.

    For more information on the Rutgers women’s tennis team, please log on to ScarletKnights.com to find up-to-date news, stats and information. Also follow the program on Twitter at Twitter.com/RUwtennis.

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