Women's Tennis Shines at Miami Invitational

 
Rebecca Shine won 30 games in a row over the weekend.

Rebecca Shine won 30 games in a row over the weekend.

Sept. 30, 2013

The University of Louisville women's tennis team had a strong showing at the Miami Invitational. Over the two-day, round-robin-style tournament, Cardinal players faced off against individuals from Bowling Green, Miami and Xavier. In all, the Cards went 12-6 in singles matches and 7-2 doubles matches throughout the weekend at the Hepburn Courts in Oxford, Ohio.

"We had a very good weekend, I was impressed with the freshmen class as a whole. The nerves were of the charts but they were still able to compete and get wins against players that have a lot of experience. So for us to win the majority of our matches, it's very encouraging. We had a good team last year but I think we are going to be noticeably better this year," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. "I want to mention freshman Chloe Willetts, who was undefeated in her first weekend of college tennis. I also have to mention Rebecca Shine, she played some of the best tennis I've ever seen her play and she also showed great leadership this weekend!"

Senior Rebecca Shine went 3-0 in singles and won 30 games in a row. She first beat Bowling Green's Emily Reuland 6-3, 6-0 which started her streak as she then downed Miami's Alix Thurman 6-0, 6-0 and then Xavier's Alex Brinker 6-0, 6-0. Paired with newcomer Chloe Willetts, Shine beat Bowling Green State's Emily Reuland and Harley Hutchinson 8-5 and Miami's Andreea Badileanu and Ana Rajkovic 8-7 (7-4). Shine also paired with Cassie Pough against Xavier but fell 8-5.

In singles, Willetts beat BGSU's Harley Hutchison 2-6, 6-0, 6-3, Miami's Ramona Costa 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 and Xavier's Cristina Di Lorenzo 6-4, 6-3.

 

 

Singles
Louisville vs. Bowling Green
Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Emily Reuland (BG) 6-3, 6-0
Nikki Chiricosta (BG) def. Cassie Pough (Louisville) 6-4, 6-3
Elle Stokes (Louisville) def. Katie Brozovich (BG) 7-5, 6-2
Olivia Boesing (Louisville) def. Drew Fillis (BG) 6-1, 6-3
Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Harley Hutchison (BG) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) def. Hannah Drayton (BG) 6-4, 6-3

Miami vs. Louisville Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Alix Thurman (Miami) 6-0, 6-0 Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Cassie Pough (Louisville) 7-5, 6-3 Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. Elle Stokes (Louisville) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Andreea Badileanu (Miami) def. Olivia Boesing (Louisville) 6-4, 7-5 Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Ramona Costea (Miami) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 Chloe Heerden (Miami) def. Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) 6-3, 6-0

Louisville vs. Xavier Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Alex Brinker (XU) 6-0, 6-0 Sydney Liggins (XU) def. Olivia Boesing (Louisville) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-6) Elle Stokes (Louisville) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-2, 6-1 Cassie Pough (Louisville) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 6-1, 6-1 Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Cristina Di Lorenzo (XU) 6-4, 6-3 Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Doubles Xavier vs. Louisville Brinker/Liggins (XU) def. Shine/Pough (Louisville) 8-5 Boesing/Willetts (Louisville) def. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) 8-7 (7-4) Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Wolf/Westling (XU) 8-3

Louisville vs. Bowling Green Shine/Willetts (Louisville) def. Reuland/Hutchison (BG) 8-5 Chiricosta/Brozovich (BG) def. Pough/Boesing (Louisville) 8-5 Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Fillis/Plaszewski (BG) 8-2

Miami vs. Louisville Pough/Boesing (Louisville) def. Guerazzi/Thurman (Miami) 8-7 (7-5) Shine/Willetts def. Badileanu/Rajkovic (Miami) 8-7 (7-4) Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Raymond/Heerden (Miami) 8-4

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