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    Northwestern Racks Up Wins in First Day of Wildcat Fall Duals

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Manon Peri took down a nationally ranked opponent Friday, defeating No. 88 Annie Sullivan 6-2, 7-6 (3).
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    Manon Peri took down a nationally ranked opponent Friday, defeating No. 88 Annie Sullivan 6-2, 7-6 (3).
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    Nov. 8, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern enjoyed tremendous success in the first day as the host of the Wildcat Fall Duals. In a round-robin style tournament, the `Cats welcomed Oklahoma, DePaul and Yale to the Combe Tennis Center. Friday's matchup pitted NU's players against the Yale Bulldogs.

    The Wildcats won seven of eight first-day draw matches, including Alicia Barnett's victory over No. 118 Madeleine Hamilton in the first flight by a 6-1, 6-3 score. In the second flight, Manon Peri took down No. 88 Annie Sullivan 6-2, 7-6 (3). Playing in the third flight, Maddie Lipp won a 6-4, 6-5 decision over Ree Ree Li.

    The only loss for the `Cats on the day came when Hanna Yu narrowly defeated Brooke Rischbieth 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth flight. In flight number five, Lok Sze Leung won handily, 6-0, 6-2, over Sherry Li. Jillian Rooney also scored a convincing victory over Amber Li, 6-1, 6-1.

    Rounding out Friday's action for NU was No. 105 Belinda Niu with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Courtney Amos and Nida Hamilton defeating Caroline Lynch 6-0, 6-4.

    Northwestern will take on the Oklahoma players in their respective flights on Saturday at 11 a.m. Yale will match up against DePaul at 2:15 p.m.

    Friday's Results

    Singles Flight #1
    Alicia Barnett (NU) def. No. 118 Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) 6-1, 6-3
    Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. No. 47 Hermon Brhane (Oklahoma) 7-5, 6-4


     

     

    Singles Flight #2
    Manon Peri (NU) def. No. 88 Annie Sullivan (Yale) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
    Emma Devine (Oklahoma) def. Jasmin Kling (DePaul) 6-4, 6-1

    Singles Flight #3
    Maddie Lipp (NU) def. Ree Ree Li (Yale) 6-4, 6-5
    Morgan Chumney (Oklahoma) def. Jarret Fisher (DePaul) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

    Singles Flight #4
    Hanna Yu (Yale) def. Brooke Rischbieth (NU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    Abbi Melrose (Oklahoma) def. Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) 7-6, 6-2

    Singles Flight #5
    Lok Sze Leung (NU) def. Sherry Li (Yale) 6-0, 6-2
    Zaina Sufi (DePaul) def. Whitney Wofford (Oklahoma) 7-6, 6-2

    Singles Flight #6
    Jillian Rooney (NU) def. Amber Li (Yale) 6-1, 6-1
    Zita Engbroks (Oklahoma) def. Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) 6-2, 6-2

    Singles Flight #7
    No. 105 Belinda Niu (NU) def. Courtney Amos (Yale) 6-1, 6-2

    Singles Flight #8
    Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Caroline Lynch (Yale) 6-0, 6-4