Kana Daniel to Round of 16 at ITA Regionals

HANOVER – Kana Danieladvanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Northeast Regionals, defeating the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year in the process.

Daniel won twice on Saturday, opening with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 win over Binghamton’s Rachel Horton. In her second win, Daniel silenced the home crowd with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over the 2015 Ivy League Player of the Year, Dartmouth’s Taylor Ng.

On Sunday, Daniel's run in singles came to an end with a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Gabriela Knutson of Syracuse.

Daniel and doubles partner Sonya Latycheva have reached the semifinals, winning four matches in a row. They will play Monday morning.

Kana Daniel
Round One: Bye
Round Two: def. Rachel Horton (Binghamton), 6-0, 6-2
Round Three: def. Taylor Ng (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-2

Marta Kowalska
Round One: def. Stella Peisakhova (Niagara), 6-2, 6-3
Round Two: lost to Madeline Hamilton (Yale), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Sonya Latycheva
Round One: Bye
Round Two: def. Katie Derienzo (Sacred Heart), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-5
Round Three: lost to Asiya Dair (Boston College), 6-4, 6-3

Lina Qostal
Qualifying Round One: def. Clary Rodriguez (Drexel), 6-4, 6-4
Qualifying Round Two: def. Shea Flanagan (Connecticut), 6-4, 7-5
Main Draw Round One: lost to Amy Yang (Yale), 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-4

Ria Vaidya
Round One: Bye
Round Two: lost to Honami Yazawa (Drexel), 7-5, 6-4


Kana Daniel/Sonya Latycheva
Round One: def. Pitman/Sung (Army West Point), 8-5
Round Two: def. Hamilton/Li (Yale), 8-7(4)
Round of 16: def. Benito/Yrazusta (Massachusetts), 8-6
Quarterfinals: def. Asatrian/Solovyev (Columbia), 8-6

Marta Kowalska/Ria Vaidya
Round One: def. Bunch/Winkler (Drexel), 8-6
Round Two: lost to Salazra/Shkudun (Syracuse), 8-7(10)

Lina Qostal/OJ Singh
Round One: def. Aragones/Stuhlmann (Fairfield), 8-1
Round Two: lost to Lee/Tihomarova (Rutgers), 8-7(5)