Strong Start Sparks Drake At Northern Iowa Fall Invitational
In the top singles draw, junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) garnered a pair of victories to move into the semifinals of the ‘Purple’ flight. Boyd opened her day besting Rymma Maslova of South Dakota, 6-3, 6-1, before downing Adele Henke of Bradley, 6-2, 6-3.
Sophomore Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) marched into the semifinals of the ‘Gold’ draw with a pair of triumphs. Eggleston dispatched Milica Pavlovic of South Dakota, 6-0, 6-1, and then dealt a 6-2, 6-1 setback to Naty Yacaman of Saint Louis.
In doubles, the Bulldogs posted a 3-0 mark with all three teams advancing into the quarterfinal round.
Senior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia), who didn't play in singles for Drake, capitalized in doubles teaming with Dick to record an 8-2 triumph past Holly Conlin and Ese Davis of Western Illinois in the 'Panther' doubles flight.
Competition at the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational resumes on Saturday (Sept. 28) beginning at 9:00 a.m.
NORTHERN IOWA FALL INVITATIONAL
SEPT. 27, 2013 • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
Nell Boyd (DU) def. Rymma Maslova (SD), 6-3, 6-1
Nell Boyd (DU) def. Adele Henke (BU), 6-2, 6-3
Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Milica Pavlovic (SD), 6-0, 6-1
Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Naty Yacaman (SLU), 6-2, 6-1
Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Dragana Brankovic (SD), 6-0, 6-0
Ari Decher (BU) def. Maddie Johnson (DU), 6-3, 2-6, 10-4
Mariel Ante (DU) def. Chelsea Bailey (UWM), 6-1, 6-1
Krissy Lankelma (UNI) def. Mariel Ante (DU), 6-1, 6-4
Amanda Dick (DU) def. Holly Conlin (WIU), 6-0, 6-0
Maddie Ballion (ILS) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 6-3, 6-0
Boyd/Eggleston (DU) def. Aerielle Pendleton/Dana Shannon (UWM), 8-5
Ante/Johnson (DU) def. Lauren Miketinac/Claudia Negron (GB), 8-0
Dick/Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Holly Conlin/Ese Davis (WIU), 8-2