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Bulldog Duo Paces Drake On Day One Of Gopher Invitational

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Release: September 20, 2013
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Drake women’s tennis team recorded a 8-6 combined singles/doubles ledger during the opening day of the Gopher Invitational on Friday (Sept. 20), including sophomores Mariel Ante (Riverside, Calif.) and Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.) each netting a pair of singles triumphs to advance to the semifinal round.

Drake opened its day registering victories in both of its doubles matches.

In the ‘Gold’ flight, sophomores Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) and Johnson bested Katie Hoch and Helen Rabot from Wisconsin, 8-6.

Earning an 8-2 decision over Zsofia Biro and Daphne Friedrichs from Eastern Michigan in the ‘Maroon’ draw was Ante and junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.).

In the ‘M’ singles draw, Boyd opened with a three-set win versus Klara Superjova of Eastern Michigan, 3-6, 6-4, 15-13, before suffering a 6-4, 6-3 setback against Erica Medlin of Northern Iowa.

In the ‘Gold’ singles bracket, Ante moved into the semifinal round downing Milica Pavlovic of South Dakota, 6-0, 6-0, before bettering Maroya Toncheva of Eastern Michigan, 7-5, 6-1.

In the bottom half of the ‘Gold’ flight, Johnson joined Ante in the semifinals after dispatching Eastern Michigan’s Ankita Bhatia, 7-5, 6-1, and Kendell Hietzner of Minnesota, 6-4, 6-4.

Eggleston won her opening contest in the flight, 6-1, 6-3, over Astrid Santos of Northern Iowa, before dropping a 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 decision against Maja Vujic of Minnesota.

Drake continues action at the Gopher Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 21) beginning with doubles play at 9:00 a.m.

GOPHER INVITATIONAL

SEPT. 20, 2013 • MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

SINGLES

‘M’ FLIGHT

Nell Boyd (DU) def. Klara Superjova (EMU), 3-6, 6-4, 15-13

Erica Medlin (UNI) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 6-4, 6-3

‘U’ FLIGHT

Helen Rabot (UW) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 4-6, 6-3, 10-5

Fion Davies (SDSU) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 5-0 won by retirement

‘GOLD’ FLIGHT

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Astrid Santos (UNI), 6-1, 6-3

Maja Vujic (MINN) def. Jordan Eggleston (DU), 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

Mariel Ante (DU) def. Milica Pavlovic (USD), 6-0, 6-0

Mariel Ante (DU) def. Mariya Toncheva (EMU), 7-5, 6-1

Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Ankita Bhatia (EMU), 7-5, 6-1

Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Kendall Heitzner (MINN), 6-4, 6-4

‘MAROON’ FLIGHT

Chelsea Bailey (UWM) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 7-5, 6-0

Yamini Reddy (USD) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 5-7, 6-0, 10-4

DOUBLES:

‘GOLD’ FLIGHT

Eggleston/Johnson (DU) def. Katie Hoch/Rabot (UW), 8-6

‘MAROON’ FLIGHT

Ante/Boyd (DU) def. Zsofia Biro/Daphne Friedrichs (EMU), 8-2

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