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Maroon Women's Tennis Captures 12 Singles Victories on Day 2 of CSU Invite

Catherine Xu, left, and Eugenia Lee
Catherine Xu, left, and Eugenia Lee

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's tennis team had another stellar outing on the second day of the Chicago State Invitational, capturing a perfect 12-for-12 mark in singles matches Saturday.

Against opponents from Cardinal Stritch and Bellarmine, the Maroons – including Nicole Semenov, Marjorie Antohi, Lauren Park (two wins), Claudia Ng, Perene Wang, Annika Pandey (two wins), Eugenia Lee, Amanda Sharng, and Catherine Xu swept their respective fields to highlight three sessions held at Stagg Courts.

The doubles teams of Xu/Lee and Isabella Gomez/Brigitte Wu were also victorious against the Stritch Wolves, and Xu and Lee capped the day with a doubles win over a team from Illinois State, defeating their NCAA Division I opponent by a score of 8-6.

The Maroons complete the three-day invitational Sunday morning and will face opponents from Bradley, Illinois State, Valparaiso and Cardinal Stritch.


Chicago State Invitational
SATURDAY'S RESULTS (12 singles wins, 0 singles losses; 3 doubles wins, 5 doubles losses)
Session 1
UChicago vs. Cardinal Stritch
Doubles results:

Catherine Xu/Eugenia Lee (UC) def. Assya Trimari/Lisa Keller, 6-3.
Antonia Elze/Klara Smolikova (CS) def. Amanda Sharng/Daryn Ellison, 6-2.
Isabella Gomez/Brigitte Wu (UC) def. Kimmy Tait/Alexandra Taylor, 6-4.
Singles results:
Nicole Semenov (UC) def. Alexandra Taylor, 6-2, 6-0.
Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Assya Trimari, 7-5, 4-6, 10-4.
Lauren Park (UC) def. Klara Smolikova, 2-6, 6-4, 10-7.
Claudia Ng (UC) def. Lisa Keller, 6-3, 7-5.
Perene Wang (UC) def. Antonia Elze, 6-1, 6-1.
Annika Pandey (UC) def. Kimmy Tait, 6-1, 6-3.
Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Ricarda Spartman 6-1, 6-0.

Session 2
Doubles results
Claudia Ng/Perene Wang (UC) def. Laura Fitzgerald/Elena Jankulovska (Illinois State) def. 6-7 (10-8), 6-1, 10-4
Singles results:
Nicole Semenov (UC) def. Ashley Jonathan (Bellarmine), 6-4, 1-6, 10-1.
Lauren Park (UC) def. Ava Ratcliff (Bellarmine), 7-5, 6-1.
Catherine Xu (UC) def. Aubrey Smith (Bellarmine), 6-4, 6-4.
Eugenia Lee (UC) def. Madison Devillez (Bellarmine), 6-3, 4-6, 13-11.
Amanda Sharng (UC) def. Maja Kozerski (Bellarmine), 7-5, 6-2.
Annika Pandey (UC) def. Channing Varn­­um (Bellarmine), 6-3, 7-5.

Session 3
Doubles results
Claire Czerwonka/Isabella Schoolcraft (Valpo) def. Claudia Ng/Brigitte Wu (UC), 8-3.
Olivia Czerwonka/Demi Jhaveri (Valpo) def. Daryn Ellison/Marjorie Antohi (UC), 8-3.
Amanda Tabanera/Dao Sysouvanh (Valpo) def. Isabella Gomez/Amanda Sharng, 8-3.
Catherine Xu/Eugenia Lee (UC) def. Laura Fitzgerald/Elena Jankulovska (Illinois State), 8-6.



  • Sunday, Sept. 15: UChicago at Chicago State Invitational (at XS Tennis), 8:30 a.m. CT