Sept. 15, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. -
Day two of the Chicago State Invitational proved to be much tougher than day one for NIU's women's tennis team. After a tennis-filled Saturday, September 14, the Huskies find themselves within reach of two flight wins. Arantza De La Torre ( San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Motolinia) can take the White Flight Singles bracket, and Cristina Alvarez (Zaragoza, Spain/Cristorey and Sagrado Corazon De Jesus) can win the Black Flight Singles bracket.
In day two, both doubles brackets had a championship match. After beating the opposing teammates of Maria Rozo (Bogota, Colombia/Gimnasio Femenino) and Alvarez, Haley Dekkinga (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) and Stephanie McDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. Anne's Diocesan College) worked their way to the finals match in the bracket. It was a tough match for NIU's duo though, as they ended up losing 8-6 to the team of Nguyen/Wetmore from Lewis.
Play is ongoing on Sunday, September 15. NIU is involved in numerous consolation matches as well as the two finals matches. Sunday will conclude the the invitational, the first event of the year for the Huskies. NIU will not have not attend another event until the beginning of October. On October 4, the Huskies to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the UWM Invitational.
Results Through Two Days:
BLACK FLIGHT SINGLES
Cristina Alvarez def. Carly Miles (Bradley): 6-1, 6-3.
Alvarez def. Gema Bolado (Chicago State): 6-4, 7-5.
Alvarez def. Jill Wetmore (Lewis): 6-2, 6-2
Alvarez will face Jordan Appel (U of Chicago) in final.
Stephanie McDonald def. Faith Huckabee (Chicago state): 6-0, 7-5.
Jordan Appel (U of Chicago) def. McDonald: 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
McDonald will face Carly Van Nuland (Green Bay) in consolation match.
GREEN FLIGHT SINGLES
Megan Tang (U of Chicago) def. Haley Dekkinga
: 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.
In consolation, Adele Henke (Bradley) def. Dekkinga: 6-3, 2-6 (10-8). Nelle Youel
had first round bye.
Youel def. Ariel Dechter (Bradley): 6-3, 6-4.
Zsofia Kranczicki (Lewis) def. Youel: 6-3, 6-0.
Youel will play consolation match.
GREY FLIGHT SINGLES
Ilse Pacheco def. Marina Arriola (South Dakota): 6-1, 7-5.
Cassia Wojalik (Bradley) def. Pacheco 6-4, 6-3.
Pacheco will face Maggie Schumann (U of Chicago) in consolation.
Kandra Mills (Lewis) def. Sarah Boyd: 7-6 (5), 6-1
In consolation, Boyd def. Monique Graf (Bradley) 6-3, 6-3.
Boyd will face Ashley Roth (Bradley) next.
WHITE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Rozo def. Rachael Menos (Green Bay): 6-1, 6-0.
Rozo def. Milica Pavlovic (South Dakota): 6-2, 6-4.
Ashley Thai (Bradley) def. Rozo: 6-2, 6-4.
Rozo will face Sarah Rodefeld (Bradley) in consolation.
Arantza De La Torre had first round bye.
De la Torre def. Tiffany Chen (U of Chicago): 6-0, 6-0.
De la Torre def. Sarah Redfield (Bradley): 6-4, 7-6(4).
De la Torre will face Ashley Thai (Bradley) in final.
GREEN FLIGHT DOUBLES
Youel/de la Torre had first round bye.
Youel/de la Torre def. Dechter/Prystawski (Bradley): 8-1
Youel/de la Torre def. McGillis/Sdvizhkov (U of Chicago): default (due to injury).
Lanstak/Kranczicki (Lewis) def. Youel/de la Torre: 8-2.
WHITE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Rozo/Alvarez def. Miketinac/Peck (Green Bay): 8-1.
Dekkinga/Mcdonald def. Rozo/Alvarez: 8-6.
For third place, Rozo/Alvarez def. Roth/Wojalik (Bradley): 8-3. Dekkinga/McDonald def. Ramaswami/Schumann (U of Chicago): 8-2.
Dekkinga/McDonald def. Arriola/Elkin (South Dakota): 8-2.
Dekkinga/McDonald def. Rozo/Alvarez: 8-6.
Nguyen/Wetmore (Lewis) def. Dekkinga/McDonald: 8-6.
Mills/Navarro (Lewis/Chicago State) def. Boyd/Pacheco: 8-5.
In consolation, Appel/Lee (U of Chicago) def. Boyd/Pacheco: 8-1