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    Turvy Claims Singles Title at ITA Midwest Regionals

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    Kate Turvy continued Northwestern's dominance in the ITA Midwest Regional singles draw.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Kate Turvy continued Northwestern's dominance in the ITA Midwest Regional singles draw.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Oct. 23, 2012

    URBANA, Ill. - Northwestern's women's tennis players have a history of success at the ITA Midwest Regionals and senior Kate Turvy (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) added her name to that legacy on Tuesday.

    Turvy became NU's 10th winner of the event in the last 14 years as she outlasted Notre Dame's Britney Sanders in the championship match, posting a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win.

    Turvy had advanced to the semifinal round each of the previous two seasons, but Tuesday marked her first appearance in the title match. Seeded first, she entered the preseason ranked No. 12 nationally. Sanders was seeded seventh in the field and ranked 98th in the nation by the ITA.

    Turvy dropped just 13 games in her first four matches of the tournament. After winning a tight opening set, she bounced back from Sanders' 6-0 win in the second set by holding off the Fighting Irish junior in the third for the victory.

    By virtue of the victory, Turvy earns an automatic bid to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

    NU's Midwest Regional Singles Champions
    1999: Katherine Nasser
    2001: Marine Piriou
    2002: Cristelle Grier
    2003: Cristelle Grier
    2004: Audra Cohen
    2005: Alexis Prousis
    2007: Georgia Rose
    2008: Samantha Murray
    2009: Maria Mosolova
    2012: Kate Turvy

     

     

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