Sept. 14, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. - NIU's women's tennis team began its fall season on Friday, September 13. The Huskies attended the first ever Chicago State Invitational women's tennis tournament. They began play on a high note, as nearly every member won their first round match or were credited with a bye. This includes all doubles teams as well.
One interesting matchup on Day Two will be held in the White Flight Doubles bracket. The doubles teams of Maria Rozo (Bogota, Colombia/Gimnasio Femenino) and Cristina Alvarez (Zaragoza, Spain/Cristorey and Sagrado Corazon De Jesus) is set to take on a team made of fellow teammates in Haley Dekkinga (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) and Stephanie McDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. Anne's Diocesan College). Not only will the winners receive entrance into the finals match of the bracket, they will also get bragging rights over their bested teammates.
Play is ongoing today, September 14. The Huskies can still win each flight to begin the fall season this year. They'll look to keep up the momentum they had after the Day One matches.
Day 1 Results:
BLACK FLIGHT SINGLES
Cristina Alvarez def. Carly Miles (Bradley): 6-1, 6-3.
Alvarez will face Gema Bolado (Chicago State).
Stephanie McDonald def. Faith Huckabee (Chicago state): 6-0, 7-5.
McDonald will face Carly Van Nuland (Green Bay).
GREEN FLIGHT SINGLES
Haley Dekkinga def. Megan Tang (U of Chicago): 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.
Dekkinga will face Kirsa Utech (Chicago State).
Nelle Youel had first round bye.
Youel will face Ariel Dechter (Bradley).
GREY FLIGHT SINGLES Ilse Pacheco
def. Marina Arriola (South Dakota): 6-1, 7-5.
Pacheco will face Cassia Wojalik (Bradley).
Kandra Mills (Lewis) def. Sarah Boyd
: 7-6 (5), 6-1
Boyd will face Monique Graf (Bradley) in consolation bracket.
WHITE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Rozo def. Rachael Menos (Green Bay): 6-1, 6-0.
Rozo will face Milica Pavlovic (South Dakota).
Arantza De La Torre had first round bye.
De la Torre will face Tiffany Chen (U of Chicago).
GREEN FLIGHT DOUBLES
Youel/de la Torre had first round bye.
Youel/de la Torre def. Dechter/Prystawski (Bradley): 8-1
The team will face McGillis/Sdvizhkov (U of Chicago).
WHITE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Rozo/Alvarez def. Miketinac/Peck (Green Bay): 8-1.
Team will face Dekkinga/Mcdonald (also NIU) in semi-final.
Dekkinga/McDonald def. Ramaswami/Schumann (U of Chicago): 8-2.
Dekkinga/McDonald def. Arriola/Elkin (South Dakota): 8-2.
Team will face Rozo/Alvarez (also NIU) in semi-final.