Lynchburg, Va. – UMBC freshman Maria Siopacha (Limassol, Cyprus) posted a victory in her opening round singles match at the Women's ITA Atlantic Regionals held at Liberty University's Hershey/Espenshade Tennis Courts.
Siopacha dispatched Maryland's Cassandre Thebault in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 and will face Georgetown's Victorie Saperstein in the Round of 32.
UMBC junior Mariami Dolashvili (Alushta, Ukraine) battled to win a second-set tie breaker versus VCU's Olga Barshcheuskaya, but fell 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1.
In doubles competition, Siopacha and Dolashvili dropped an 8-4 decision to the duo of Martin/Sayer from Radford.
Women's ITA Atlantic Regional
Maria Siopacha (UMBC) def. Cassandre Thebault (Maryland), 6-2, 6-4
Olga Barshcheuskaya (VCU) def. Dolashvili (UMBC), 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-1
Doubles – First Round
Martin/Sayer (Radford) def. Dolashvili/Siopacha (UMBC), 8-4