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UChicago Women’s Tennis Kicks Off Action at HOF ITA Grass Court Invite

UChicago Women’s Tennis Kicks Off Action at HOF ITA Grass Court Invite

NEWPORT, R.I. – The University of Chicago women's tennis team made its season debut on Friday at the 2018 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational.

The third-annual grass invite runs Friday-Sunday, with four men's teams and four women's teams in attendance. The singles format includes two draws of eight players per gender, with three total matches per player. Doubles features two draws of four teams per gender with two guaranteed matches each.

UChicago received a win from first-year Annika Pandey, who topped Valerie Marshall from Washington & Lee University by scores of 6-3, 6-3.

Helena Sukova Flight
Georgia Wright (WLU) def. Marjorie Antohi (UChicago) 7-5, 7-5
Taylor Garcia (WLU) def. Claire Handa (UChicago) 6-2, 6-2

Virginia Wade Flight
Defne Olcay (Emory) def. Nicole Semenov (UChicago) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10)
Annika Pandey (UChicago) def. Valerie Marshall (WLU) 6-3, 6-3

Bueno/Court Flight
Rao/Strome (CMU) def. Lauren Park/Eugenia Lee (UChicago) 8-5

Navratilova/Shriver Flight
Vizelman/Ollis (CMU) def. Catherine Xu/Estefania Navarro (UChicago) 9-8 (2)
Lopez/Cartledge (Emory) def. Alyssa Rudin/Daryn Ellison (UChicago) 8-3

NEXT MATCHES:

  • Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16 @ 10:00 AM (ET) – UChicago at Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational (Newport, R.I.)