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Resilient Broncos Defeat Bowling Green 5-2

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 04/08/2011
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team posted a spirited comeback to take the doubles point and followed it up by taking control of singles play, defeating the Bowling Green State Falcons 5-2 at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo. With the win, the Broncos improve to 10-10 overall, 3-2 in the Mid-American conference, and 4-5 in the Midwest Region.

In defeating Bowling Green, the Broncos won their second match in their last three attempts, notching a key conference victory at home.  WMU will host Toledo and Eastern Michigan in Kalamazoo next weekend before playing their final conference match on the road against Northern Illinois.

The Broncos came out of the game with an 8-1 victory in the No. 2 doubles match, as the pairing of Amanda Moccia and Maggie Remynse quickly dispatched their counterparts on the Falcons. Things didn't look quite as rosy on Court Three, though, as Maria Nivia and Jill Pastunink trailed 5-2 in the No. 3 doubles match. However, the duo battled back and won seven of the final nine games to take a memorable 9-7 clash and clinch the doubles point.

Nini Sujashvili opened up singles play with a three-set win that was heavy on quick games and sets, defeating BGSU's Maddy Eccleston 6-0, 1-6, 6-2. Nivia was the next person to close, taking the No. 4 singles match 6-2, 6-4, and Moccia officially clinched the victory for the Broncos with a 6-2, 6-4 win in the No. 6 singles match. Maggie Remynse grinded out an impressive 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win in the No. 1 singles match to conclude the scoring for the Broncos.


2010-11 Western Michigan Tennis
Bowling Green vs Western Michigan (Apr 08, 2011)

Western Michigan 5, Bowling Green 2
Apr 08, 2011 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. CHIRICOSTA,Christine (BGSU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
2. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. ECCLESTON, Maddy (BGSU) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2
3. CHIRICOSTA, Nikki (BGSU) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 1-0 (10-8)
4. Maria Nivia (WMU) def. HILL, Mary (BGSU) 6-4, 6-2
5. REULAND, Emily (BGSU) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. EASDALE, Jessica (BGSU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. CHIRICOSTA,Christine/ECCLESTON, Maddy (BGSU) def. April Kerr/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 8-7 (8-6)
2. Amanda Moccia/Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. GRUBB, Katie/JOHNSON, Jade (BGSU) 8-1
3. Maria Nivia/Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. CHIRICOSTA, Nikki/HILL, Mary (BGSU) 9-7

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