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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Samantha Murray scored four points in the first day.
    Sophomore Samantha Murray scored four points in the first day.

    Jan. 11, 2008

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Seventh-ranked Northwestern opened up the spring season with the Wildcat Invitational on Friday, going undefeated in matches against opponents from both DePaul and Western Michigan at the Combe Tennis Center.

    In singles play, freshman Maria Mosolova (Moscow, Russia) lived up to her second rank in the country with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the No. 1 spot. Sophomore Samantha Murray (Altrincham, England/Altrincham Grammar) easily defeated Ganeva (DePaul) 6-1, 6-0.

    Junior Nazlie Ghazal (Temecula, Calif./Chaparral) and sophomore Suzie Matzenauer (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) also breezed through their first matches by scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-0, respectively.

    In doubles play, NU finished the day winning eight matches without dropping any.

    Complete day one results are listed below:

    Singles: (Winners receive three points for win in straight sets, two points for a win in three sets; loser gets a point for a three-set loss as well)

    Flight A:
    Ferris (Utah) def. Pahl (WMU), 6-4, 6-4
    Maria Mosolova (NU) def. Antunovic (DePaul), 6-3, 6-2

    Flight B:
    Samantha Murray (NU) def. Ganeva (DePaul), 6-1, 6-0
    Kryuchkova (Utah) def. Parekh (WMU), 6-2, 6-2

    Flight C:
    Lauren Lui (NU) def. Salkovic (DePaul), 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
    Saruta (WMU) def. Kwok (Utah), 6-2, 6-2

    Flight D:
    Matsuto (WMU) def. Monson (Utah), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
    Nazlie Ghazal (NU) def. Gambrell (DePaul), 6-1, 6-0

    Flight E:
    Ashley Moccia (WMU) def. Walsh (Utah), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(4)
    Suzie Matzenauer (NU) def. Murisic (DePaul), 6-0, 6-0



    Flight F:
    Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Bourdages (Utah), 2-6, 7-5, 7-5(2)

    Flight G:
    Dudzik (WMU) def. Maughan (Utah), 6-0, 6-4

    Flight H:
    Nelson (Utah) def. Kobayashi (WMU), 6-1, 6-3

    Doubles: (Winners receive one point each)

    Flight A:
    Maria Mosolova/Keri Robison (NU) def. Pahl/Saruta (WMU), 8-4
    Pahh/Saruta (WMU) def. Ferris/Walsh (Utah), 8-4
    Samantha Murray/Lauren Lui (NU) def. Ganeva/Antunovic (DePaul), 8-4

    Flight B:
    Georgia Rose/Alexis Conill (NU) def. Csordas/Milinkovic (DePaul), 8-5
    Dudzik/Matsuto (WMU) def. Kwok/Monson (Utah), 8-2
    Lauren Lui/Samantha Murray (NU) def. Matsuto/Dudzik (WMU), 8-0

    Flight C:
    Suzie Matzenauer/Nazlie Ghazal (NU) def. Ashley Moccia/Parekh (WMU), 8-1
    Ashley Moccia/Parekh (WMU) def. Krychova/Manghan, (Utah) 8-4
    Nazlie Ghazal/Maria Mosolova (NU) def. Gabrell/Salkovic (DePaul), 8-2

    Flight D:
    Suzie Matznauer/Keri Robison (NU) def. Murisic/Mihaldinec (DePaul), 8-2
    Alexis Conill/Georgia Rose (NU) def. Amanda Moccia/Kobayashi (WMU), 8-0
    Murisic/Milinkovic (DePaul) def. Amanda Moccia/Kobayashi (WMU), 8-6