Bulldogs To Play For Three Titles At Northern Iowa Fall Invitational
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Three titles will be on the line for the Drake women tennis team when it closes out the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational on Sunday (Sept. 29), after the Bulldogs registered a 7-3 combined singles/doubles mark during the tournament’s second round on Saturday (Sept. 28).
Sophomore Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) advanced to the championship tilt of the ‘Gold’ singles flight versus Dana Shannon of Milwaukee after besting Samantha Budai of Iowa State, 7-6 (0), 6-1.
In doubles, the Bulldogs had two tandems reach the finals of the ‘Purple’ and ‘Panther’ flights, respectively.
In the ‘Purple’ draw, junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Eggleston registered a pair of triumphs to move into a championship showdown against Adele Henke and Ashley Thai of Bradley. The duo bested Dragana Brankovic and Rymma Maslova of South Dakota, 8-2, and Sierra Stone and Phylis Tigges from Illinois State, 8-3.
Senior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia) and junior Amanda Dick (Kenosha, Wis.) paired to reach the finals of the ‘Panther’ doubles flight after downing St. Catherine’s Angie Holt and Meredith Lorenzen, 8-4, and Nina Barudzic and Michelle Elkin of South Dakota, 8-2. The duo faces Christina Colarossi and Kristin Kurer from Milwaukee.
Competition at the Northern Iowa Fall Invitational concludes on Sunday (Sept. 29) beginning at 9:00 a.m.
NORTHERN IOWA FALL INVITATIONAL
SEPT. 28, 2013 • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
Aspen Cervin (SLU) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 6-2, 7-5
Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Samantha Budai (ISU), 7-6 (0), 6-1
Jieke Stroobant (UNI) def. Maddie Johnson (DU), 8-4
Mariel Ante (DU) def. Maria Toro (SLU), 8-3
Boyd/Eggleston (DU) def. Dragana Brankovic/Rymma Maslova (SD), 8-2
Boyd/Eggleston (DU) def. Sierra Stone/Phylis Tigges (ILST), 8-3
Ante/Johnson (DU) def. Jordyn Kearney/Sydney Wolfe (UNI), 8-7 (3)
Maddie Ballion/Heather Nisbet (ILST) def. Ante/Johnson (DU), 8-1
Dick/Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Angie Holt/Meredith Lorenzen (STC), 8-4
Dick/Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Nina Barudzic/Michelle Elkin (SD), 8-2