KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan women's tennis team recorded a pair of victories over regional foes, defeating UIC, 4-3, and Cleveland State, 5-2, Saturday at West Hills Athletic Club. Nini Sujashvili led WMU with four wins on the day. The Bronco were 5 for 6 in doubles play combined. With the two wins, Western Michigan improved to 5-6 on the season.

WMU set the tone early, sweeping all three doubles matches against UIC. Tied 3-3, Maggie Remynse clinched the win for WMU in a thrilling 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 victory over Mariya Kovaleva.

The Bronco won two of three to take the doubles point against Cleveland State, then rattled off the first four singles victories. With the win already going to WMU, Cleveland State managed to take the final two matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

Western Michigan travels to Indianapolis for two matches next Saturday, March 12. The Broncos face Butler at 11 a.m. and then IUPUI at 7 p.m.

Western Michigan 4, UIC 3
Feb 26, 2011 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Mariya Kovaleva (UIC) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2
2. Teona Tsertsvadze (UIC) def. Maria Nivia (WMU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-0
3. Ilinca Cristescu (UIC) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
4. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Elisa Simonetti (UIC) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
5. Jana Knoppe (UIC) def. Miloslava Shustova (WMU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
6. Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Linda Hricistova (UIC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. April Kerr/Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Mariya Kovaleva/Linda Hricistova (UIC) 9-7
2. Maria Nivia/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Teona Tsertsvadze/Ilinca Cristescu (UIC) 9-7
3. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Elisa Simonetti/Jana Knoppe (UIC) 8-1

Match Notes
UIC 5-3
Western Michigan 4-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,4,3,1)
T-4:15

Western Michigan 5, Cleveland State 2
Feb 26, 2011 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Catrine Bjerrehus (CSU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Mengdi Liu (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Kara Sherwood (CSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Nicole Janek (CSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Alexandra Bush (CSU) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 6-2, 7-6
6. Maria Lazaris (CSU) def. Amanda Moccia (WMU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. April Kerr/Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Catrine Bjerrehus/Kara Sherwood (CSU) 8-4
2. Mengdi Liu/Alexandra Bush (CSU) def. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) 8-4
3. Nini Sujashvili/Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Nicole Janek/Maria Lazaris (CSU) 8-4

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