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Courtesy: WMU

Broncos Sharp On Second Day of Milwaukee Tennis Classic

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 09/15/2012
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team was exceptionally sharp in their second day at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, and the Broncos' veterans led what was an impressive performance against the rosters of Detroit and Marquette on Saturday. The Broncos will conclude play with a round of doubles against Xavier and a round of singles against Marquette on Sunday.

Jill Pastunink continued her strong play on the weekend with a 2-0 performance on Saturday, bringing home wins in both doubles and singles play. Pastunink teamed with freshman Kelsey King - who also had a strong start to the weekend, winning her first career singles match on Friday - to notch a doubles win against Marquette's Rocio Diaz and Aleeza Kanner by the score of 8-6. Pastunink would go on to record a singles win as well, beating Detroit's Julia Fernandes 7-5, 6-1 in the afternoon.

The Broncos would have an excellent showing in the singles session against the Titans, picking up three other wins throughout the line-up. Senior Maggie Remynse earned her first win of the season against the Titans' Raina Halabi, overcoming Halabi's comeback attempt to win the set 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (8), while junior and 2012 team MVP Kathleen Hawkins came back from a set down to beat Valeryia Kulikouskaya 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (4).

Rounding out the victors for the Broncos was Caroline Aleck, who recorded her second singles victory of the weekend by taking a tiebreaker in the first set and beating Chloe Karoub 7-6 (4), 6-1.


Women’s Doubles: Marquette vs. Western Michigan
Ana Pimienta/Erin Gebes (MU) def. Caroline Aleck/Kathleen Hawkins (WMU), 8-3
Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (WMU) def. Rocio Diaz/Aleeza Kanner (MU), 8-6
Ali Dawson/Vanessa Foltinger def. Maggie Remynse/Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 8-3

Women’s Singles: Detroit vs. Western Michigan
Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Raina Halabi (UDM), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (8)
Nino Sujashvili (UDM) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 7-5, 6-2
Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Julia Fernandes (UDM), 7-5, 6-1
Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. Valeryia Kulikouskaya (UDM), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (4)
Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Chole Karoub (UDM), 7-6 (4), 6-1
Elena Strakhova (UDM)def.  Kelsey King (WMU), 7-6, 6-2