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Broncos Finish First Day at Milwaukee Tennis Classic

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 09/14/2012
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team concluded its first day of play at the 37th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic, with the Broncos splitting six singles matches with the Xavier Musketeers on Friday morning. The Broncos will be back in action on Saturday morning, when they will begin the first of three rounds of play on the day.

The Broncos found success in the singles round against the Musketeers, picking up three wins in the six singles matches the teams played. Freshman Kelsey King picked up a win in her first collegiate singles match, defeating Xavier's Megan Morris 6-0, 6-0 to start her college career on the right foot.

Jill Pastunink was also successful in singles play, defeating Xavier's Andrea Wolf 6-2, 6-0 to start her senior season on a positive note. Rounding out the winners on the day was sophomore Caroline Aleck, who defeated Lizzie Oosterbaan in a three-set thriller; the 2012 recipient of the team's Unsung Hero award split the first two sets with Oosterbaan before winning a super tiebreaker, taking the match 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (7).

Women's Doubles:: Detroit vs. Western Michigan
Elena Strakhova/Valeryia Kulikouskaya (UDM) def. Caroline Aleck/Kelsey King (WMU), 8-4
Nino Sujashvili/Julia Fernandes (UDM) def. Kathleen Hawkins/Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 8-5
Raina Halabi/Chloe Karoub (UDM) def. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU), 8-4

Women's Singles: Western Michigan vs. Xavier
Alexandra Brinker (XU) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU), 6-4, 6-3
Daniella Patton (XU) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU), 6-0, 6-2
Kally Alkire (XU) def. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU), 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9)
Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU), 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7)
Kelsey King (WMU) def. Megan Morris (XU), 6-0, 6-0

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