Jan. 18, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. - No. 15 Northwestern took on a good Alabama team, ranked No. 12 in the nation by the ITA, on Saturday in the second day of the round-robin style Wildcat Winter Duals. All three Wildcat doubles tandems were successful, but the Crimson Tide claimed four of the seven singles matches.
Veronica Corning continued her winning ways, defeating Mary Anne Daines in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Corning earned eight more points to bring her weekend total to 16, which leads all singles players in the competition.
Lok Sze Leung and Maddie Lipp also won in straight sets Saturday. Leung knocked off Emily Zabor 6-2, 6-2, while Lipp won over Carmen Blanco 6-0, 7-5.
In doubles play, the nationally-ranked duo of Corning and Alicia Barnett handled Daines and Erin Routliffe 6-3. Lipp and Nida Hamilton cruised by Danielle Spielmann and Maya Jansen 6-1, and the team of Belinda Niu and Manon Peri beat Blanco and Natalia Maynetto 6-3.
Corning and Barnett continue to lead in doubles points with 12 through the event's first two days.
NU returns to action Sunday afternoon, taking on DePaul at 3:30 p.m.
Purple Flight (8 points)
Veronica Corning (Northwestern) def. Mary Anne Daines (Alabama) 6-3, 6-4
Black Flight (7 points)
No. 76 Danielle Spielmann (Alabama) def. Alicia Barnett (Northwestern) 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (7)
Blue Flight (6 points)
No. 68 Erin Routliffe (Alabama) def. Jillian Rooney (Northwestern) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
Red Flight (5 points)
Maya Jansen (Alabama) def. Manon Peri (Northwestern) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)
Yellow Flight (4 points)
Lok Sze Leung (Northwestern) def. No. 69 Emily Zabor (Alabama) 6-2, 6-2
White Flight (3 points)
Maddie Lipp (Northwestern) def. Carmen Blanco (Alabama) 6-0, 7-5
Green Flight (2 points)
Natalia Maynetto (Alabama) def. Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3)
Silver Flight (4 points)
No. 35 Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett (Northwestern) def. Mary Anne Daines/Erin Routliffe (Alabama) 6-3
Navy Flight (3 points)
Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton (Northwestern) def. Danielle Spielmann/Maya Jansen (Alabama)
Brown Flight (2 points)
Belinda Niu/Manon Peri (Northwestern) def. Carmen Blanco/Natalia Maynetto (Alabama) 6-3