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Mountaineers Set for Big 12 Fall Invite

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Nov. 4, 2021) – The West Virginia University tennis team is back on the road this weekend, as the team travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for Big 12 Fall Invite, from Nov. 5-7, to wrap up their 2021 fall circuit.

Oklahoma State University is set to host the fall invite, with action taking place at the Greenwood Tennis Center. Draws and tentative schedules will be posted and updated to the ITA website and you can watch live action via PlaySight. Friday and Saturday’s tournament play will begin at 11 a.m. ET, while on Sunday is set to begin at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to travel to Stillwater for our last event of the fall season,” said head coach Miha Lisac. “This is another opportunity to grow as a team and get better in our preparation for the spring campaign. I’m looking for the team to perform at a high level.” 

To open the weekend, WVU is scheduled to begin in doubles on Friday morning. In doubles round of 32, freshmen pair Michaela Kucharova and Kendall Kovick will square off against Texas Tech’s Bojana Marinkov and Camryn Stepp. Senior Anastasiia Bovolskaia and sophomore Ting-Pei Chang are set to play TCU’s Isabel Pascual Montalvo and Aleksa Cveticanin.

With a bye in the round of 32, junior Penny Hsieh and sophomore Momoko Nagato will face Tech’s Margarita Skriabina and Cristina Tiglea in the round of 16.

Additionally, freshman Camilla Bossi will join Oklahoma State’s Sofia Rojas in doubles for a matchup against TTU’s Olivia Peet and Metka Komac in the round of 32.

In the singles round of 16, Chang is scheduled to face Oklahoma’s No.1-seed  Ivana Corley, while Bovolskaia is set to play Tech’s No.2-seed Skriabina.

Bossi will continue singles competition against Baylor’s No.4-seed Anita Sahdiieva, before Nagato faces the Sooners No.3-seed Alexandra Pisareva. Kovick goes head-to-head against Kansas’ Tiffany Lagarde.

Hsieh and No.3-seed Kucharova received a bye in the round of 16, advancing them to the quarterfinal round with matchups against Texas Tech. Hsieh is set to play No.1-seed Tiglea, while Kucharova will face Stepp. 

Press Release: WVU Athletic Department

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