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    Action Concludes On Day One of Wildcat Invite

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Nida Hamilton was victorious in all three of her matches on Friday.
    Nida Hamilton was victorious in all three of her matches on Friday.

    Oct. 12, 2012

    Updated Wildcat Invite Draw Sheets (PDF)

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Nida Hamilton won each of her two singles matches and teamed with Linda Abu Mushrefova for a doubles win to pace the Northwestern contingent on Friday's first day of the Wildcat Invitational.

    Hamilton posted a hard-fought win over Lauren Burich from Wisconsin in her opening singles match, rallying from a set down to post a 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 victory before defeating Christina Harazin from Iowa 6-3, 6-3 to reach Sunday's championship match.

    Northwestern's four other singles entries all posted a 1-1 record on the day. Kate Turvy defeated Ruth Seaborne of Iowa 6-2, 6-3 before falling to Matea Cutura of DePaul 6-1, 6-3. Belinda Niu took her opening match from Lauren Chypyha of Wisconsin 6-4, 6-1 before falling to Jasmin Kling from DePaul.

    Abu Mushrefova lost her first match 6-2, 7-5 to Hermon Brahane from Oklahoma before bouncing back to defeat Tereza Brichacova from Minnesota in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Alicia Barnett topped Patricia Fargas from DePaul 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 but will play for third place in her draw on Sunday after falling to Mia Lancaster from Oklahoma 6-3, 6-2.

    All three of NU's doubles teams that played on Friday posted victories. Hamilton and Abu Mushrefova defeated the Chypyha/Hannah Berner team from Wisconsin 8-5, Niu and Anna Livadaru topped Julia Courter/Yuliana Umanets from Minnesota 8-3 and Turvy and Barnett teamed up to defeat the Shelby Talcott/Harazin team from Iowa 8-4.

    Action at the Wildcat Invitational resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday with the final two doubles rounds.




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