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Broncos Dominate Doubleheader, Earn Two Victories

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 02/16/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team dominated both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday, executing a clean sweep of both singles and doubles play in defeating both the IUPUI Jaguars and Bradley Braves 7-0 at West Hills Athletic Club.  With the wins, the Broncos improve to 6-3 on the season.

Indeed, the Broncos were perfect in their dual matches on Saturday, failing to drop a single match to either opponent. Three players went 4-0 overall on Saturday, including Nini Sujashvili, who earned two No. 1 singles wins, a No. 1 doubles win, and a No. 2 doubles win.  Jill Pastunink and Kelsey King also turned the trick, teaming together for a pair of doubles wins and each winning their respective singles matches.  Kathleen Hawkins went 3-0, including two No. 1 singles wins,  and Maggie Remynse and Caroline Aleck also posted 3-0 marks.

The Broncos opened the day with a relatively quick victory over the Jaguars, dominating two doubles matches before the third was left unfinished.  Sujashvili and Hawkins showed they could re-spark the good chemistry they displayed last season, downing Vanessa Whyte and Rachael Bridegroom 8-0 in the No. 1 singles match.  Pastunink and King teamed up for their first win of the day, beat Jesika Bays and Jaclyn Hyman 8-1, clinching the doubles point for the Broncos.

Sujashvili was the first Bronco off the court in singles play, defeating Whyte 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match to make it a 2-0 advantage.  Aleck was not far behind, beating Bays 6-0, 6-1, and freshman Hailey Shanahan had the privilege of clinching the match victory with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Hyman in the No. 6 singles match.  King rebounded from a three-set singles loss the night before to beat Bridegroom 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 5 match, Remynse came back from a set down to beat Shelby Hullett in the No. 3 singles match, and Pastunink wrapped the scoring with a battle, winning a two-setter with Bobbi Modesto 6-4, 6-3.

The second match of the day proved to be as positive as the first, as the Broncos carried over the positive momentum from their win over the Jaguars into a victory over the Bradley Braves.  Sujashvili teamed with Remynse in doubles to get things rolling, downing Sarah Rodefeld and Cassia Wojtalik 8-1 in the No. 2 match to open play.  Pastunink and King earned their second doubles win of the day, beating Kennedy Scott and Carly Miles 8-5 in the No. 3 doubles match to clinch the doubles point.  Hawkins and Aleck closed the scoring with a win in the No. 1 doubles match, cruising past Adele Henke and Corey Mattson 8-2.

Aleck gave the Broncos a 2-0 edge with a win over Wojtalik in the No. 5 singles match, winning 6-1, 6-0, and Remynse put the Broncos in prime position with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Elizabeth Przystawski in the No. 4 singles match.  King clinched the match win for the Broncos in the No. 6 singles match, downing Miles 6-1, 6-1, and Pastunink finished just after with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rodefeld in the No. 3 match.  Hawkins and Sujashvili rounded out the scoring for the Broncos on the day, winning the Nos. 2 and 1 singles matches, respectively, with Sujashvili earning a hard-fought win over Henke 6-4, 6-3.


Western Michigan University 7, IUPUI 0
Feb 16, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-1
2. Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-3
3. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Shelby Hullett (IUPUI) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Jesika Bays (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-1
5. Kelsey King (WMU) def. Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-3
6. Hailey Shanahan (WMU) def. Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI) 7-5, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Nini Sujashvili/Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. Vanessa Whyte/Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) 8-0
2. Maggie Remynse/Caroline Aleck (WMU) vs. Shelby Hullett/Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) 3-4, unfinished
3. Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (WMU) def. Jesika Bays/Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI) 8-1


Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,6,5,3,2)


Western Michigan University 7, Bradley 0
Feb 16, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Adele Henke (BRAD) 6-4, 6-3
2. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. Corey Mattson (BRAD) 6-1, 6-2
3. Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Sarah Rodefeld (BRAD) 6-1, 6-2
4. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Elzabeth Przystawski (BRAD) 6-2, 6-0
5. Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Cassia Wojtalik (BRAD) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kelsey King (WMU) def. Carly Miles (BRAD) 6-1, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. Kathleen Hawkins/Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Adele Henke/Corey Mattson (BRAD) 8-2
2. Nini Sujashvili/Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Sarah Rodefeld/Cassia Wojtalik (BRAD) 8-1
3. Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (WMU) def. Carly Miles/Kennedy Scott (BRAD) 8-5


Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,6,3,2,1)