Drexel's Rosales Shines, Mafa Advances at ITA Regionals

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Marcela Rosales had a breakthrough victory for the Drexel women's tennis team on Friday afternoon as she defeated one of the nation's most highly regarded players, Natalie Blosser of Harvard, in straight sets. Rosales, who along with doubles partner Zeynap Mafa was one of two Dragons to win in the main draw of ITA Regionals, also defeated Quinnipiac in a three-hour marathon match, 6-0, 6-7, 7-5 before falling in the third round to Princeton.

Rosales defeated Blosser, one of the nation's top 50 junior players and a highly-regarded collegian, 6-4, 7-6. Also advancing in the draw was Mafa, who along with Rosales also won their first round doubles match, 9-7 over Fairfield before being defeated in the Round of 32.

In New Haven, Conn. on the men's side, Skyler Davis moved on in the first round of the main draw of the ITA Regional championships at Yale University. He earned a three-set win over Jacob Spreyer of UConn to advance. Davis, a junior, is the only men's player still alive in the tournament's main draw for the Dragons, winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. He then fell to a Princeton player in a tough 6-4, 6-4 contest.