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Courtesy: Nicole Watkins

Women’s Tennis Drops Two Over Weekend

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 02/15/2011
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MILWAUKEE- With several members of the team battling cold and flu symptoms, Western Michigan was unable to come away with a win this weekend in Milwaukee, falling to Iowa State on Saturday and Marquette on Sunday.

Iowa State earned the doubles point, taking two out of three, and won five of six singles matches for a 6-1 victory. Nini Sujashvili was part of both WMU’s wins, teaming up with Maria Nivia at No. 3 doubles and posting an 8-5 victory over Jenna Langhorst and Liza Wischer. Sujashvili then defeated Langhorst at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Western Michigan put up a better fight against Marquette Sunday, but was still overcome in a 4-3 fashion. Nivia (No. 2; 6-4, 6-1), Rachel Denny (No. 3; 6-3, 6-3 ) and Amanda Moccia (No. 5; 6-4, 3-6, 7-5) all recorded singles victories. Marquette also took two out of three for the point at doubles. Jill Pastunink and Maggie Remynse won their match at No. 3 doubles, 8-5.

The Broncos (1-5) look to get back on the winning track this Friday, hosting Michigan State at 6 p.m. at West Hills Athletic Club. As part of Fan Appreciation Day, those in attendance will be eligible to win prizes including shoes, racquets, and a one-hour tennis lesson (courtesy of West Hills Athletic Club). 


1. Lang/Macedo (ISU) def. Kerr/Pastunink (WMU) 8-4
2. Cacciuttolo/Karonis (ISU) def. Moccia/Remynse (WMU) 8-2
3. Nivia/Sujashvili (WMU) def. Langhorst/Wischer (ISU) 8-5

1. Erin Karonis (ISU) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
2. Maria Macedo (ISU) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Tessa Lang (ISU) def. Maria Nivia (WMU) 7-6 6-1
4. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Liza Wischer (ISU) def. Miloslava Shustova (WMU) 6-2, 6-3



1. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MU) def. Amanda Moccia/April Kerr (WMU), 8-2
2. Paola Calderon/Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Maria Nivia/Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 9-7
3. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Gillian Hush/Chelsey Utting, 8-5

1. Kelly Barry (MU) def Maggie Remynse (WMU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Olga Fischer (MU), 6-4, 6-1
3. Rachel Denny (WMU) def. Paola Calderon (MU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Gillian Hush (MU) def. Nini Sujashvili 6-7 (9), 6-3, 6-2
5. Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Christina Ruiz (MU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
6. Chelsea Utting (MU) def. April Kerr (WMU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0