PEORIA, Ill. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team salvaged a split on their weekend swing in the state of Illinois, defeating Bradley 6-1 on Saturday at Markin Tennis Courts in Peoria.  With the win, the Broncos improve to 7-8 on the season, while the Braves fall to 2-12.

 

The Broncos opened the afternoon with a clean sweep of the doubles competition, taking all three matches fairly easily.  The No. 1 doubles combination of Nini Sujashvili and Maria Nivia defeated Nicole Miller and Adele Henke 8-4, while the teams of Amanda Moccia / April Kerr and Jill Pastunink / Maggie Remynse dictated the tempo of play and won by scores of 8-1 and 8-0, respectively.

 

The Broncos added five wins in singles play to shore up the victory, highlighted by the 6-0, 6-4 victory of Sujashvili over Miller in the No. 1 match.  Moccia posted a clean sweep 6-0, 6-0 win over Bradley's Ashley Roth, and Remynse, Pastunink, and Rachel Denny also registered victories.

 

03-19-11 at Peoria, Ill. (Markin Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Sujashvili, Nini (WMU) def. Miller, Nicole (BU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Remynse, Maggie (WMU) def. Rodefeld, Sarah (BU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Pastunink, Jill (WMU) def. Henke, Adele (BU) 6-1, 6-1
4. McDonagh, Meredith (BU) def. Nivia, Maria (WMU) 1-2, retired
5. Moccia, Amanda (WMU) def. Roth, Ashley (BU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Denny, Rachel (WMU) def. Graf, Brigitte (BU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Sujashvili, Nini/Nivia, Maria (WMU) def. Miller, Nicole/Henke, Adele (BU) 8-4
2. Moccia, Amanda/Kerr, April (WMU) def. Rodefeld, Sarah/McDonagh, Meredith (BU) 8-1
3. Pastunink, Jill/Remynse, Maggie (WMU) def. Roth, Ashley/Graf, Brigitte (BU) 8-0

Match Notes
Western Michigan 7-8
Bradley Women's Tennis 2-12