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.
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 #2Manon 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