Mina Karamercan Leads Women’s Tennis during ITA Regional Tournament at MIT

Mina Karamercan now has 41 career victories at the collegiate level.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Tufts University women's tennis team has seen three players register at least one victory during the opening two days at the ITA Regional Tournament, which is being held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The squad posted a combined record of 4-8, as sophomore Mina Karamercan led the charge with a 2-2 record. 

The three-day tournament will conclude Sunday in the singles and doubles brackets. In the singles bracket, top-seeded Eudice Chong of Wesleyan and sixth-seeded Victoria Yu of Wesleyan will compete in one of the semifinals for a spot in the final round. On the other side, eighth-seeded Vickie Ip of Amherst will compete against second-seeded Juli Raventos of Williams. 

The top-seeded pairing of Raventos and Linda Shin of Williams will compete in the championship round of the doubles bracket against the second-seeded pairing of Chong and Yu from Wesleyan.

Seventh-seeded Karamercan started the tournament with back-to-back, straight-set victories Friday for the Jumbos, but fell short, 6-3, 7-5 (5), to Lara Rakocevic of MIT in the third round Saturday. Karamercan has picked up right where she left off last year, as she posted 39 victories during her rookie season. The Istanbul, Turkey, native recorded 20 victories in single matches and 19 in double matches. 

Senior captain Conner Calabro and freshman Katherine Wiley both posted 1-2 records in the season-opening tournament, as they both reeled off straight-set victories during the first round of the singles bracket Friday.  

The ITA Regional Tournament will conclude tomorrow at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Jumbos will not be competing in any matches during the final day of the tournament. Next on the radar for the squad will be a trip to Brunswick, Maine, for the Bowdoin Invitational on Oct. 14-15.