Barbaroux wins two for Tarleton tennis at ITA regional

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Alicia Barbaroux of Tarleton State advanced to the third round before being eliminated at the ITA South Central Region Championships in Midland Thursday. || Courtesy Tarleton Athletic Communications

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MIDLAND (October 5, 2017) – Tarleton Tennis continued its fall slate at the ITA South Central Regional Championships.

Alicia Barbaroux advanced three rounds deep into the championship bracket as the sophomore from France defeated rivals from Colorado State-Pueblo and Texas A&M-Kingsville, including an 11-9 thrilling tiebreak in the second round, before ultimately falling in the round of 16 to Metro State’s Tabitha Porter.

Freshman Neetika Sud also advanced into the championship bracket with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Newman’s Niamh Packer. Sherine Salem bounced back from a loss to defeat Kali Hamilton of CSU-Pueblo in the Consolation bracket.

Salem and Sud also teamed up for an 8-3 win in doubles against UT Permian Basin whileShelby Fillingame and Tori Simmons earned a doubles win in the first round of consolation doubles with a 9-8 [3] victory over DBU.


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The complete list of Tarleton performances, starting with singles action, are as follows:

Alicia Barbaroux
Def. Sarah McGilligan (CSU-Pueblo) 6-2, 6-0
Def. Victoria Romanovskaia (A&M-Kingsville) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9
Lost to Tabitha Porter (Metro State) 1-6, 4-6

Neetika Sud
Def. Niamh Packer (Newman) 6-2, 6-1
Lost to Daria Panferova (Midwestern St.) 1-6, 6-7 [6-8]

Sherine Salem
Lost to Constanza Conseco (Midwestern St.) 4-6, 6-4, 11-13
Def. Kali Hamilton (CSU-Pueblo) 6-3, 6-1
Lost to Elisa Guillen (St. Edward’s) 4-6, 1-6

Erika Johnston
Lost to Alex Pessoa (Metro State) 3-6, 2-6
Lost to Valentina Martinez (St. Edward’s) 6-4, 3-6, 3-10

Tori Simmons
Lost to Sara Petric (Cameron) 4-6, 1-6
Lost to Ashley Ramirez (Midwestern St.) 3-6, 3-6

The Tarleton doubles performances are as follows:

Salem/Sud
Def. Dizier/Sanchez (UTPB) 8-3
Lost to Frendo/Thibaudat (Cameron) 5-8

Fillingame/Simmons
Lost to Litvinova/Gerasimova (Newman) 3-8
Def. Slaughter/Nguyen (Dallas Baptist) 9-8 [3]
Lost to Gubbels/Ovcina (Angelo State) 6-8

Johnston/Barbaroux
Lost to Torres/Goodland (St. Mary’s) 4-8

Tarleton will head to Plano on Oct. 13-14 to take part in the Collin County Tournament.


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