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Ana Ossio won three matches.
Ana Ossio won three matches.

Women's Tennis Finishes Play at Brother AI Invitational

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 3, 2023) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's tennis team opened the fall season by participating in the Brother AI Invitational at St. Mary's University. The tournament ran from Sept. 1-3 and seven players competed for the Saints. The Saints won eight matches and lost nine.

Head Coach Dave Watts said, "I thought our women had a great weekend. Lucia Popluharova had a big third set tiebreak win over a tough opponent from St. Mary's University. She outlasted a tough opponent from Trinity University who eventually retired. Ana Ossio was also very impressive. She played a great match against a tough Trinity opponent but came up short. She made an incredible comeback on Sunday, being down a set and 0-3. Valerie Navarro-Cavazos and Sofia Gonzalez had a big win over Western New Mexico University. I was very impressed with how our women competed this weekend."

Full results:


Ana Ossio/Lucia Popluharova (W0/L1): lost to Hill/Kim – 3-6

Ana Ossio/Angela Pozos (W0/L1): lost to Wang/Gedlitschka – 4-6

Valerie Navarro-Cavazos/Sofia Gonzalez (W1/L0): defeated Kos/Li – 7-6

Ana Ossio/Sofia Gonzalez (W0/L2): lost to Miller/Steplemen – 3-6; lost to Hughes/Andrade – 3-6

Sofia Ruiz/Kamryn Ortega (W0/L1): lost to Arnautu/Blumberg – 4-6


Lucia Popluharova (W2/L0): defeated Wu – 2-6/7-6/10-4; defeated Stepleman – 6-4/3-1 (ret.)

Ana Ossio (W3/L1): defeated Rodriguez – 6-0/6-1; lost to Hatchett – 7-5/6-7/7-10; defeated Reyna – 7-5/6-0; defeated Richard – 3-6/6-3/10-2

Sofia Gonzalez (W2/L2): defeated Nutt – 6-0/6-0; lost to Richard – 3-6/1-6; defeated Deninger – 7-5/6-0; lost to Hughes – 0-6/1-6

Kamryn Ortega (W0/L1): lost to Rompel – 2-6/1-6

Up next

The Saints return to St. Mary's University for the St. Mary's Invite from Sept. 9-10.