Hayashida Advances to Quarterfinals at ITA Midwest Regionals

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Iowa sophomore Daianne Hayashida advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday on the third day of ITA Midwest Regionals at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Hayashida notched her first win of the day against Anet Koskel of Arkansas, 6-0, 6-0, before following with a three-set win, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, over fifth-seeded Mae Canete of Missouri in the Round of 16.

Hayashida is the first Hawkeye to advance to the regional quarterfinals since current assistant coach Elise van Heuvelen in 2019.

Barbora Pokorna had her tournament run end, losing in straight sets to Oklahoma’s Ava Catanzarite, 6-4, 6-3

In doubles play, Hayashida and Jessica Matthews finished their tournament run falling to Oklahoma’s Guzman/Shcherbinia, 8-1.

Hayashida will play her quarterfinals match tomorrow starting at 1 p.m.

“I am really proud of Dai, I think it was a tremendous day for her to move forward and begin the quarterfinals at regionals. She played two great singles matches today and had a hard-fought win tonight over a good player at Mizzou. I am happy for her, she’s worked hard and she deserves this opportunity. We’ll be excited to see her compete tomorrow.”

Day One Results

Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Tuana Tinaztepe (UM): 7-5, 6-1
Nore Heinitz (UND) def. Jessica Matthews (UI): 6-3, 4-6, 10-4

Day Two Results

Doubles competition:
Daianne Hayashida/Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Sumomo Hamnaga/Vichitraporn Vimuktananda
(UCA): 8-0
Barbora Pokorna/Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Lily Hutchings/Maria Berlanga (UT): 8-7 (7-3)
Daianne Hayashida/Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Oriana Parkins Godwin/Ines Stehpani (DU): 8-3
Maja Pietrowicz/Lucy Loy (UN) def. Barbora Pokorna/Pia Kranholdt (UI): 8-4

Singles competition:
Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Kacie Harvey (UA): 6-2, 7-5
Daianne Hayashia (UI) def. Manami Ukita (KS): 7-5, 6-2
Barbora Pokorna (UI) def. Jordan Schifano (SIUE): 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Kristina Novak (OSU) def. Pia Kranholdt (UI): 6-1, 6-1

Day Three Results

Doubles competition:
Dana Guzman/Alina Shcherbinina (UO) def. Daianne Hayashida/Jessica Matthews (UI): 8-1

Singles competition:
Daianne Hayashida (UI) def. Anet Koskel (UA): 6-0, 6-0
Ava Catanzarite (UO) def. Barbora Pokorna (UI): 6-4, 6-3

Extra Matches:
Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Arina Sorokina (ORU): 6-0, 6-1
Saniya Singh (UT) def. Jessica Matthews (UI): 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)