Addison wins regional tournament, first singles title

Samuel Williams

With a 6-0, 6-4 win Monday morning over Rice’s Katherine Ip, senior Breaunna Addison earned her spot in the finals of the ITA Texas Regional Championships. Later in the day, Addison defeated Houston’s Despoina Vogasari 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to claim her first singles title in this tournament. She previously captured the doubles title in 2013 with the help of now-junior Pippa Horn.

Monday’s performance capped a dominant run for Addison. The two-time All-American won five consecutive matches in straight sets to advance to the finals before coming back from a one-set deficit to earn victory. She boasted a 76-35 game record by the tournament’s conclusion. 

Addison traveled to College Station for the tournament with four other Longhorns, but she was the only one to advance past the round of 32. Due to weather, match play was moved to Baylor’s indoor facilities on Saturday, where the former Big 12 Player of the Year finished her run to the singles title.

Senior Lana Groenvynck made it as far as the round of 32, while sophomore Dani Wagland and freshman Chelsea Crovetti were both eliminated in the round of 64. Junior Neda Koprcina also fell in the round of 128.