(MIDLAND, Mich.) – Mercedes Fernandez had an impressive weekend at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Northwood University. The sophomore made it to the "Elite 8" in the A Singles bracket before bowing out before bowing out of the tournament.
The sophomore from Sevilla, Spain started off the tournament with an upset of No. 9-seed Shea Donahue by scores of 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (5). That moved her on to face Nicole Meylor of Ferris State later on in the day. It took another three sets, but Fernandez ended up winning 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6).
Fernandez played in another pair of matched on the next day. First up was Khadija Da-Silva who upset the No. 4-seed Nora Mindiyarova the previous day. Fernandez came out victorious by winning 6-1, 7-6 (2) to move her onto the quarterfinals. The run ended there as she fell to Davenport's Steph Ritson 7-5, 6-1.
The Cavaliers will return to team competition next week as they head to former conference rival Daemen on Saturday.