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Bulldogs Open Play At Kansas Fall Invitational

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Release: October 19, 2012
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LAWRENCE, Kan. - A pair of Bulldogs in senior Ali Patterson (Overland Park, Kan.) and freshman Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp Belgium) moved into the second round of their respective singles draws with victories in first-day action at the Kansas Fall Invitational on Friday (Oct. 19).

Patterson registered a 6-2, 6-0 triumph past Stefannia Russo of Northern Iowa, while Van Genechten bested Yana Kakovkina of Arkansas-Little Rock, 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, the tandems of Patterson and freshman Mariel Ante (Riverside, Calif.) and the pairing of Van Genechten and fellow freshman Lea Kozulic (Varazdin, Croatia) each dropped their respective opening matches before recording wins in back-draw action.

Action resumes at the Kansas Fall Invitational beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 20).

KANSAS FALL INVITATIONAL

OCT. 19 • LAWRENCE, KAN.

SINGLES:

Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-0, 6-0

Ana Gomez (KSU) def. Mariel Ante (DU), 6-2, 6-1

Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Yana Kakovkina (ALR), 6-1, 6-3

Ali Patterson (DU) def. Stefannia Russo (UNI), 6-2, 6-0

Michaela McShane (ALR) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 6-3, 6-0

DOUBLES:

Emma Waites/Ellie Nixon (ISU) def. Ante/Patterson (DU), 8-6

Ante/Patterson (DU) def. Suzan Lisenby/Gabby Pintos (UMKC), 8-1

Kakovkina/Vika Khanevskaya (ALR) def. Kozulic/Van Genechten (DU), 8-2

Kozulic/Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Christel Amsaliam/McShane (ALR), 8-3

Laura Bouet/Dimitra Starianakou (UMKC) def. Lindsay Cayton (UNI)/Dick (DU), 8-0

Chelsea Moore/Russo (UNI) def. Lindsay Cayton (UNI)/Dick (DU), 8-2

 

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