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King Advances to Finals at WMU Super Challenge

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 11/10/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kelsey King advanced to the finals of the No. 7 singles draw with a three-set victory over Iowa State's Emma Waites, and the Western Michigan women's tennis team completed its second day of competition at the WMU Super Challenge.  Play will conclude with matches played on Sunday.

King reached the finals of her singles draw by coming from behind against Waites, dropping the first set but winning the final two to ice the win.  After falling behind with a 6-1 loss in the first set, King pushed back with a 6-3 win in the second to tie the match.  The two players played a super-tiebreaker third set, with King outlasting Waites 10-8 in the final frame.  King will face Indiana's Jithmie Jayawickrema in the finals of the draw on Sunday.

King was also an integral part of a victory in the No. 4 doubles back draw; she teamed with senior Maggie Remynse to defeat the Cyclones' Ellie Nixon and Claudia Ortiz in the finals, the pairing's second win of the weekend.  Remynse and King made fairly quick work of the duo from Iowa State, downing them 8-3 for the win.

Remynse earned a singles win of her own on the day, defeating Louisville's Alex Tachovsky in the semifinals of the No. 6 singles back draw.  Remynse defeated Tachovsky 6-0, 6-2 to earn her way to the finals, where she will face Marquette's Vanessa Foltinger on Sunday.  Sophomore Caroline Aleck earned her way to the finals of the No. 8 singles back draw, defeating Louisville's Valentina Schneider 6-2, 6-0.  Aleck will square off with a MAC foe in the final when she takes on Bowling Green's Drew Fillis.

No. 2 Singles
Jasmin Kling (DePaul) def. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 Singles
Ana Vladutu (DePaul) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 4 Singles Back Draw
Mandy Brown (UL) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (8)

No. 6 Singles Back Draw
Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Alex Tachovsky (UL) 6-0, 6-2

No. 7 Singles

Kelsey King (WMU) def. Emma Waites (ISU) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (6)

No. 8 Singles Back Draw

Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Valentina Schneider (UL) 6-2, 6-0

No. 1 Doubles
Utting/McCluskey (PSU) def. Pastunink/Hawkins (WMU) 8-6

No. 4 Doubles Back Draw

Remynse/King (WMU) def. Nixon/Ortiz (ISU) 8-3

Extra Doubles Matches
Reuland/Chiricosta (BGSU) def. Hawkins/Sujashvili (WMU) 9-8 (4)
Manningham/Gleason (ND) def. Pastunink/Aleck (WMU) 8-2