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Courtesy: Zolton Cohen

Broncos Close Fall Season, Host Super Challenge

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 11/08/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan University women's tennis team will conclude its tournament season with their sole home event of the fall, when they welcome eight other teams to Kalamazoo to compete in the WMU Super Challenge.  The tournament will begin Friday morning and continue through Sunday, and will feature teams from the Big Ten, BIG EAST, and Mid-American Conferences, among others.

The three-day tournament features eight full draws of eight singles players, and will also include a three-player round-robin singles draw to round out the competition.  There is one round of singles scheduled for each day at West Hills, the Broncos' indoor venue that features 10 courts for competition.  There are four doubles draws scheduled for the weekend, each with eight players. 

Play is slated to begin on Friday morning at roughly 10 a.m. with the beginning of doubles play, and will be followed with a singles session in the afternoon.  Saturday will feature the finals of the doubles competition in the morning, followed by the second round of singles in the afternoon, and play will conclude on Sunday with the singles finals.

In singles play, Kathleen Hawkins will open the competition against Indiana's Alecia Kauss in the No. 2 singles draw; Nini Sujashvili will open against Notre Dame's Chrissie McGaffigan in the No. 3 singles draw; Jill Pastunink will face DePaul's Jarret Fisher in the first round of the No. 4 singles draw; Maggie Remynse will face Penn State's Sarah Henderson in the No. 6 singles draw; Kelsey King will take on Notre Dame's Darby Mountford in the No. 7 singles draw; and Caroline Aleck will round out the field for the Broncos when she faces DePaul's Zaina Sufi in the No. 8 singles draw.

The Broncos will field three doubles teams at the event as well, with Hawkins and Pastunink facing Notre Dame's McGaffigan and Jennifer Kellner in the No. 1 doubles draw.  Sujashvili and Aleck will open against Marquette's Ali Dawson and Aleeza Kanner in the No. 3 doubles draw, and Remynse and King will pair up against Iowa State's Jenna Langhorst and Emma Waites.