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Courtesy: Miloslava Shustova

Redhawks Down Broncos 6-1

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 04/02/2011
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team looked to rewrite history in a rematch of the 2010 Mid-American Conference championship, but the Miami Redhawks took the first three points en route to a 6-1 win at the West Hills Athletic Club on Saturday. The Broncos fall to 9-10 overall, 2-2 in MAC play.

The Broncos battled well in the doubles play, but ultimately were unable to overcome a tenacious Redhawks squad in dropping two of the three matches. The lone win for WMU came in the No. 1 singles match, as the duo of April Kerr and Nini Sujashvili battled back from an early deficit to win 9-7. Kerr & Sujashvili trailed for most of the match, but won an exciting final set to give the team some momentum heading into singles play.

Despite that momentum, the Redhawks were able to jump out to an overall 3-0 lead with wins in the No. 3 and No. 2 singles matches, in that order. The Broncos were able to stave off elimination when Amanda Moccia took the No. 6 singles match 6-4, 6-1 to make it 3-1, but a Miami victory in the No. 4 singles match assured the win.


Miami 6, Western Michigan 1
Apr 02, 2011 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Stephanie Danesis (MIAMI) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
2. Anastasia Dracheva (MIAMI) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Megan Martzolf (MIAMI) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Nimisha Mohan (MIAMI) def. Maria Nivia (WMU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Riekie Honiball (MIAMI) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
6. Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Cara Wald (MIAMI) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. April Kerr/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Megan Martzolf/Stephanie Danesis (MIAMI) 9-7
2. Riekie Honiball/Jessica Parr (MIAMI) def. Jill Pastunink/Maria Nivia (WMU) 8-3
3. Cara Wald/Anastasia Dracheva (MIAMI) def. Amanda Moccia/Maggie Remynse (WMU) 8-4

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