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Women’s Tennis Splits Matches On Friday

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 02/04/2011
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan women’s tennis team split a pair of matches Friday during its home opener at West Hills Athletic Club. The Broncos narrowly fell to No. 52 Purdue, 4-3, early in the afternoon, but bounced back to defeat regional foe Detroit in the evening, 6-1.

Maggie Remynse won three of her four matches of the day, including both at singles. At No. 1 singles, she defeated Purdue’s Jennifer Rabot, 6-2, 6-4, and then topped Detroit’s Carolina Espinosa, 6-4, 6-3. Remynse teamed up with Jill Pastunink for a No. 2 doubles victory over UD’s Erin Weldon and Julia Fernandes.

Purdue took the doubles point and then took a 3-0 lead posting the first two singles wins. Remynse and Pastunink each finished their matches with a victory to pull WMU within 3-2, but Gisella Pere clinched the final point with a victory over April Kerr (6-3, 7-5). Pastunink’s win was at No. 4 singles, over Anna Dushkina (6-0, 7-5, 10-6). Nini Sujashvili also won at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 7-6, 7-4. Amanda Moccia and Kerr won at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.

Detroit managed to win the doubles point in the nightcap, but WMU responded by taking all six singles matches. The Broncos have never lost to the Titans and lead the all-time series, 6-0.

Western Michigan travels to Milwaukee next week for another pair of matches, taking on Iowa State Feb. 12 and Marquette Feb. 13.

Western Michigan- 3
Purdue- 4


Doubles Match:

Court 1:
Jennifer Rabot/Mara Schmidt, Purdue            1  
Amanda Moccia/April Kerr, WMU                    8     Order of Finish:1

Court 2:
Anna Dushkina/Gisella Pere, Purdue             8
Jill Pastunink/Maria Nivia, WMU                    0     Order of Finish:2

Court 3:
Bhavani Tirumurti/Imogen Golder, Purdu       8
Maggie Remynse/Miloslava Shustova, WMU   6    Order of Finish:3

 

Singles Match:
Court 1:

                                         Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Jennifer Rabot, Purdue         2     4
Maggie Remynse, WMU        6     6           Order of Finish:3

Court 2:
Mara Schmidt, Purdue           6    6
Maria Nivia, WMU                 2    2            Order of Finish:2

Court 3:
Bhavani Tirumurti, Purdue      6   6
Rachel Denny, WMU              2   2             Order of Finish:1

Court 4:
Anna Dushkina, Purdue         0   7     6
Jill Pastunink, WMU              6   5     10      Order of Finish:4

Court 5:
Imogen Golder, Purdue         3   6 (4)
Nini Sujashvili, WMU              6   7 (7)          Order of Finish:6

Court 6:
Gisella Pere, Purdue             6   7
April Kerr, WMU                    3   5              Order of Finish:5


Western Michigan- 6
Detroit- 1


Doubles Match:
Court 1:                                                    Set 1
Amanda Cornwell/Carolina Espinosa, DET      8
Amanda Moccia/April Kerr, WMU                   1    Order of Finish:1      


Court 2:
Erin Weldon/Julia Fernandes, DET                 1
Maggie Remynse/Jill Pastunink, WMU           8      Order of Finish:2


Court 3:
Raina Halabi/Elena Strakhova, DET               9 (10)
Nini Sujashvili/Rachel Denny, WMU               8 (8)   Order of Finish:3


Singles Match:
Court 1:                          Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Carolina Espinosa, DET       4     3
Maggie Remynse, WMU      6     6           Order of Finish:4

Court 2:
Amanda Cornwell, DET        3     1
Maria Nivia, WMU               6     6          Order of Finish:3

Court 3:
Elena Strakhova, DET          7     2     7
Jill Pastunink, WMU            5     6     10     Order of Finish:5

Court 4:
Raina Halabi, DET              4     5
Miloslava Shustova, WMU    6     7           Order of Finish:6

Court 5:
Julia Fernandes, DET         0     2
Nini Sujashvili, WMU          6     6           Order of Finish:1

Court 6:
Erin Weldon, DET               1     1
Amanda Moccia, WMU         6     6           Order of Finish:2

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