Broncos Shine on Last Day at Green & White Invite
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team wrapped up its weekend of play at the Green & White Invitational hosted by Michigan State with a strong showing on Sunday, splitting the singles session and downing Eastern Michigan in one round of doubles. The Broncos will be back in action in two weeks when they host the WMU Super Challenge at West Hills Athletic Club from Nov. 8-10.
Freshmen Meika Ashby and Tracy Kuhle were both undefeated on Sunday, teaming together for a pair of doubles wins and both winning their respective singles matches. Ashby and Kuhle began the day with an 8-0 shutout victory over Eastern Michigan's Daphne Friedrichs and Klara Supejova, cruising past their MAC opposition for the win. They also earned a victory in the late doubles session, beating Michigan State's Catherine Parenteau and Athena Trouillot 6-3 in a short set. The wins marked a perfect weekend in doubles for Ashby, who won her first doubles match of the weekend with Nini Sujashvili on Saturday.
Sujashvili won her first doubles match of the day as well, teaming with junior Caroline Aleck to down another pair of Eagles to make it a 2-1 day for the Broncos. The duo beat Diana Davitaia and Maria Paula Ribero in a tiebreaker, winning 8-7 (1).
The pair of Ashby and Kuhle were just as good in singles as they were in doubles, with each earning a straight sets win in the singles session. Ashby breezed through a match with Louisville's Elle Stokes, winning by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while Kuhle downed the Spartans' Jennifer Yen 6-4, 6-4. Also winning in singles was fellow freshman Yuriko Ono, who came back to defeat Michigan State's Katarina Lingl in a third-set tiebreaker 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (9).
Sujashvili/Aleck (WMU) def. Davitaia/Ribero (EMU) 8-7 (1)
Ashby/Kuhle (WMU) def. Supejova/Friedrichs (EMU) 8-0
Bhatia/Toncheva (EMU) def. Ono/King (WMU) 8-6
Bohrer/Faulkner (MSU) def. Aleck/Sujashvili (WMU) 6-4
Kuhle/Ashby (WMU) def. Parenteau/Trouillot (MSU) 6-3
Gruber/Meyers (MSU) def. King/Ono (WMU) 6-2
Shine (UL) def. Sujashvili (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
Pough (UL) def. King (WMU) 6-0, 7-5
Ashby (WMU) def. Stokes (UL) 6-2, 6-2
Boesing (UL) def. Aleck (WMU) 7-5, 4-6, 13-11
Ono (WMU) def. Lingl (MSU) 5-7, 6-2, 11-9
Kuhle (WMU) def. Yen (MSU) 6-4, 6-4