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.
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
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/(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