Huskies Impress on Day One of Huskie Fall Indoor Invitational

Story Links Results and Draws Live Scores DeKALB, Illinois – The Northern Illinois University women’s tennis team got off to a strong start on the first day of Saturday’s NIU Huskie Fall Indoor Invitational, winning six of its seven singles games with a pair of Huskie doubles teams advancing to the semi-finals. finals in the morning games. In doubles, the teams of Erika Dimitriev and Angelica Ross and Isabella Righi and Nataly Miroslavova Ninova each won two matches to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Dimitriev and Ross beat their Huskie teammates Reagan Welch and Josefina Trella 6-2 to advance, while Righi and Miroslavova passed Ninova Jovana Vujanic and Grace Sueflohn of Lewis 6-1. “We’re off to a good start [in doubles]NIU head coach Eric Burns said. “Overall, I was very happy with the doubles game. We were aggressive. We’ll keep the pairs mostly consistent this weekend and see how that plays out. We get a good idea [of the doubles teams]but we still have time and another tournament to keep working on it.” In singles, the Huskies matched Chicago State on the first day of the tournament, which has a hidden doubles format. The Huskies won five out of six games against the Cougars, including four straight wins.”Chicago State is a quality team, they can be hard to beat,” Burns said. “I thought Nastia [Anastasai Rakita] played really well; Erika did a great job in the tiebreak of the third set and that was nice to see. We played great across the board in singles today, taking five out of six games.” On Saturday, the day kicks off again with doubles with consolation matches in addition to the semi-finals and finals. In the afternoon, NIU players will match up. against St. Thomas before Chicago State meets Lewis All games will be played at the Nelson Tennis Center at Chick Evans Field House The public is invited, admission is free SINGLES Josefina Trella (NIU) defeats Emme Johnson (ST), 3- 6, 6-1 (10-5) Calista Fuller (CSU) beats Lauren Littell (NIU), 5-7, 6-2 (10-4) Anastasia Rakita (NIU) beats Katarina Dukic (CSU), 6-3, 6-4 Erika Dimitriev (NIU) beats Kristina Pukhaeva (CSU), 6-1, 3-6 (10-4) Diana Lukyanova (NIU) beats Ethel Li (CSU), 6-3, 6 -1 Nataly Miroslavova Ninova ( NIU) beats Amina Taibi (CSU), 6-3, 6-4 Jenna Horne (NIU) beats Danina Hughes (CSU) 6-2, 6-1 DOUBLES Lauren Littell/Anastasia Rakita (NIU ) beats Anabel Aguilar/Benedetta Lucco ne (LU), 6-4 Reagan Welch/Josefina Trella (NIU) d ef. Marthe Degeorges/Shrichandrakala Tentu (ST), 6-4 defeats Erika Dimitriev/Angelica Ross (NIU). Abigail Bremel/Emme Johnson (ST), 6-0 Isabella Righi/Nataly Miroslavova beats Ninova (NIU). Jannah Elnemr/Nicole Snezhko (ST), 6-2 beats Jovana Vujanic/Grace Sueflohn (LU). McKenna Chudy/Diana Lukyanova (NIU), 6-2 Defeats McKenna Chudy/Diana Lukyanova (NIU). Jannah Elnemr/Nicole Snezhko (ST), 6-2 beats Ethel Li/Kristina Pukhaeva (CSU). Lauren Littell/Anastasia Rakita (NIU), 6-4 defeats Erika Dimitriev/Angelica Ross (NIU). Reagan Welch/Josefina Trella (NIU), 6-2 Isabella Righi/Nataly Miroslavova defeats Ninova (NIU). Jovana Vujanic/Grace Sueflohn (LU), 6-1 — NIU — Twitter: @NIUAthletics Facebook: NIU Huskies Instagram: niuhuskies YouTube: NIU Athletics

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