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Bulldogs Capture Pair Of Titles On Day Two Of Drake Fall Invitational

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Release: September 14, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake women’s tennis team claimed a pair of doubles titles and placed themselves in line to earn as many as three singles crowns at the Drake Fall Invitational after posting a 11-5 combined singles/doubles record on Saturday (Sept. 14) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Sophomore Lea Kozulic (Varazdin, Croatia) and senior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia) captured the ‘A’ doubles championship, while sophomore Mariel Ante (Riverside, Calif.) and Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.) won the ‘B’ doubles draw registering an 8-3 triumph past Jordyn Kearney and Krissy Lankelma of Northern Iowa.

In singles, junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) netted a pair of victories in the top bracket to advance into Sunday’s title tilt.  Boyd bested Jennie Hartjes of Creighton, 6-4, 6-2, before edging Rebol in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 10-3.

Remaining in contention for a championship in the ‘B’ flight following wins over Lacey Sprinkel of North Dakota, 6-4, 6-4, and Meghan Cassens from Iowa State, 6-1, 6-2, was Ante.

In the ‘C’ singles draw, sophomore Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) marched into the finale after downing Courtney Schulte of Nebraska Omaha, 6-4, 6-1, and Laura Wehner of Northern Colorado, 6-0, 6-0.

Competition at the Drake Fall Invitational concludes on Sunday (Sept. 16) beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

DRAKE FALL INVITATIONAL

SEPT. 14, 2013 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER

SINGLES

‘A’ FLIGHT

Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Alex Tran (UNO), 6-3, 7-6 (4)

Ksenia Pronina (ISU) def. Maddie Johnson (DU), 6-3, 6-0

Nell Boyd (DU) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU), 6-4, 6-2

Nell Boyd (DU) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 36, 6-2, 10-3

Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Chrissie Hoolahan (UNC), 6-3, 6-2

‘B’ FLIGHT

Krissy Lankelma (UNI) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-0, 6-0

Mariel Ante (DU) def. Lacey Sprinkel (UND), 6-4, 6-4

Mariel Ante (DU) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU), 6-1, 6-2

‘C’ FLIGHT

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Courtney Schulte (UNC), 6-4, 6-1

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Laura Wehner (UNC), 6-0, 6-0

Jacqueline Baude (UNO) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 6-3, 6-0

DOUBLES:

‘A’ FLIGHT

Kozulic/Rebol (DU) def. Boyd/Eggleston (DU) by forfeit

B’ FLIGHT

Ante/Johnson (DU) def. Tiffany Hottman/Molly Matricardi (UNC), 8-6

Ante/Johnson (DU) def. Jordyn Kearney/Krissy Lankelma (UNI), 8-3

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