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Bulldogs To Play For Two Titles At Gopher Invitational

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: September 21, 2013
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Two titles will be on the line for the Drake women’s tennis team when it takes the court on Sunday (Sept. 22) for the final day of the Gopher Invitational after the Bulldogs registered five victories in second-day competition on Saturday (Sept. 21).

Earning the opportunity to play for a championship in the ‘Gold’ singles draw was sophomore Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.), who bested Anastasia Tripolskaya of Wisconsin, 6-4, 6-3.  Johnson will square off against Maja Vujic of Minnesota for the title.

In doubles, the Drake tandem of sophomore Mariel Ante and junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) reached the title tilt in the ‘Maroon Flight’ with a pair of victories.  The duo opened its day downing Minnesota’s Kelsey Frechette and Aria Lambert, 8-5, before advancing to the championship match with an 8-2 decision past Jordan Kearney and Sydney Wolfe of Northern Iowa.

Ante and Boyd will battle Kylie Haviland and Jeke Stroobant from Northern Iowa for the title.

Drake wraps up action at the Gopher Invitational on Sunday (Sept. 22) beginning with doubles play at 9:00 a.m.

GOPHER INVITATIONAL

SEPT. 21, 2013 • MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

SINGLES

‘M’ FLIGHT

Lauren Chypytha (WIS) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 6-2, 6-2

‘U’ FLIGHT

Jeke Stroobant (UNI) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), won by default

‘GOLD’ FLIGHT

Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS), 6-4, 6-3

Maja Vujic (MINN) def. Mariel Ante (DU), 3-6, 6-1 10-4

Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Mariya Toncheva (EMU), 6-3, 6-0

‘MAROON’ FLIGHT

Emma Waites (ISU) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 6-1, 6-0

DOUBLES:

‘GOLD’ FLIGHT

Nino Mebuke/Klara Superjova (EMU) def. Eggleston/Johnson (DU), 8-6

Eggleston/Johnson (DU) def. Tsenia Pronina/Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 8-6

‘MAROON’ FLIGHT

Ante/Boyd (DU) def. Kelsey Frechette/Aria Lambert (MINN), 8-5

Ante/Boyd (DU) def. Jordan Kearney/Sydney Wolfe (UNI), 8-2

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