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Drake Off To Solid Start At MVC Women's Tennis Individuals

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Release: October 05, 2012
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WICHITA, Kan. - The Drake women's tennis team opened play at the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals on Friday (Oct. 5) notching a 9-5 combined singles/doubles ledger, including an 8-3 mark in singles play.

The Bulldogs garnered their lone doubles victory in the No. 3 flight where freshmen Mariel Ante (Riverside, Calif.) and Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.) registered an 8-4 triumph past Heather Nisbet and Stefanie Youngberg of Illinois State.

In singles, junior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia) rallied after dropping the first set of her match at No. 1 with Evansville's Mina Milovic to record a 3-6 6-4, 6-1 win.

In the No. 3 draw, sophomore Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 decision against Adele Henke of Bradley.

Senior Ali Patterson (Overland Park, Kan.) went the distance at No. 5 with Liz Vermillion from Creighton before netting a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 win.

At No. 6, Johnson tallied a 6-0, 6-0 win versus Rachel Gillespie of Evansville, while in the No. 7 flight freshman Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) bested Southern Illinois' Abigail Plecki, 6-3, 6-0, and Summer Schlotterback of Wichita State, 6-2, 6-2.  Also at No. 7, Ante downed Amanda Noonan of Creighton, 6-1, 6-2.

Competition at the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals continues at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 6).

MVC INDIVIDUALS

OCT. 5, 2012 • WICHITA, KAN.

SINGLES:

NO. 1 FLIGHT

Klavdija Rebold (DU) def. Mina Milovic (UE), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

NO. 2 FLIGHT

Anita Lee (SIU) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-2, 6-2

Corey Mattson (BU) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-2, 6-2

NO. 3 FLIGHT

Nell Boyd (DU) def. Adele Henke (BU), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1

NO. 4 FLIGHT

Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) def. Evy Van Genechten (DU), 6-4, 6-2

Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Stefannia Russo (UNI), 6-1, 6-0

NO. 5 FLIGHT

Ali Patterson (DU) def. Liz Vermillion (CU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

NO. 6 FLIGHT

Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Rachel Gillespie (UE), 6-0, 6-0

NO. 7 FLIGHT

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Abigail Plecki (SIU), 6-3, 6-0

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Summer Schlotterback (WSU), 6-2, 6-2

Mariel Ante (DU) def. Amanda Noonan (CU), 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES:

NO. 1 FLIGHT

Veronika Blaskova/Lucia Kovalova (WSU) def. Eggleston/Rebol (DU), 8-1

NO. 2 FLIGHT

Jennifer Dien/Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. Kozulic/Van Genechten (DU), 8-4

NO. 3 FLIGHT

Ante/Johnson (DU) def. Heather Nisbet/Stefanie Youngberg (ILST), 8-4

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