Goldstein-Plesser Reaches Blue 3 Quarterfinals at ITAs

Goldstein-Plesser Reaches Blue 3 Quarterfinals at ITAs

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Two of the six Goucher players entered in the singles competition reached the quarterfinals in their draws this weekend at the 2015 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships.

Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C./Durham School of the Arts), who was competing in the Blue 3 bracket, defeated Stephanie Barton from Bridgewater (Va.) 6-3, 6-4, in the opening round, but suffered a 7-6 (1), 6-3 setback to Amanda Izes from Swarthmore in the quarterfinals. Amber Penaloza (Damascus, Md./Damascus) made it to the Blue 7 quarterfinals when her first-round opponent defaulted, but she was beaten in the quarterfinals by Neha Batoul from Hollins 6-3, 6-4.

Kirsten Cianci (Bolton, Conn./Bolton) dropped her Blue 2 opening-round match to Olivia Kastern from John Hopkins, 6-3, 6-3.

Goucher had two competitors in the Blue 5 bracket: Miranda Egan-Brooks (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bard High School Early College) lost in the first round to Gaelin McLeod from Hollins 6-2, 6-3, and Ali Tomasevich (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) was beaten by Juniata's Vienna Cordier 6-2, 7-5, also in the opening round.

In Blue 6, Toni McDonald from Randolph-Macon was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Mackenzie Donohue (Bronx, N.Y./Frank McCourt).

The only doubles team that Baum put in the tournament was the twosome of Cianci and Goldstein-Plesser in Blue 1. They opened with an 8-0 victory over Monica Benitez and Allie Boissonneault from Washington (Md.), but an 8-1 loss to Chrissy Simon and Kimberly Zou from Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinals ended their run.