RedHawks Kick Off Weekend at Martha Thorn Invitational

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Oct. 20, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The Miami University women’s tennis team began their weekend of play in West Virginia’s Martha Thorn Invitational on Friday. This marks the first of three days of competition between MU, West Virginia University, and James Madison University.

The day began with a morning singles session that saw six pairings between Miami and the host Mountaineers. The ‘Hawks fared well, taking four of those matches. Senior Anastasiia Vasiukhina and junior Emily Struble led the way, each rolling to quick straight-set victories. Vasiukhina took down WVU’s Jordan, 6-2, 6-4, while Struble defeated Sofia Duran, 6-1, 6-3. Rounding out the morning session winners were freshmen Milana Lysova and Melati Devi.

In the next rotation, Miami met James Madison for three more singles matches, with the Dukes claiming all three.

The doubles section of the day followed, in which the Red and White experimented with some new pairings in three matches against WVU and three more with JMU. The senior/freshman duo of Vasiukhina and Priyana Kalita defeated West Virginia’s Corteau/Duran 6-2 in their first match together, while Myers/Devi knocked off JMU’s Flament/Herrock by a score of 6-3. Kalita would also partner up with Lysova for a match, where they defeated another Mountaineer tandem, 6-3.

Like all fall events, these scores only affect individual players’ rankings and do not affect a team’s overall record. The day’s full results are listed below.

The Martha Thorn Invite will continue tomorrow, and the full schedule can be found below. Make sure to follow @MiamiOH_Tennis on Twitter for updates.

Friday’s Results
Vs. WVU:
Anastasiia Vasiukhina (MU) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-2, 6-4
Emily Struble (MU) def. Sofia Duran (WVU) 6-1, 6-3
Milana Lysova (MU) def. Lyn Yuen Choo (WVU) 3-6, 6-1, 10-8
Paula Goetz (WVU) def. Lena Babunski (MU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6
Anna-Sophie Courteau (WVU) def. Priyana Kalita (MU) 6-1, 6-3
Melati Devi (MU) def. Kirsten White (WVU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7

Vs. JMU:
Jona Roka (JMU) def. Nelli Ponomareva (MU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
Diane Flament (JMU) def. Lena Babunski (MU) 6-3, 6-2
Kimmy Herrock (JMU) def. Makenzie Myers (MU) 6-2, 6-3

Round 1:
Vasiukhina/Kalita (MU) def. Courteau/Duran (WVU) 6-2
Choo/Caputo (WVU) def. Lysova/Struble (MU) 6-4
Amos/Kluska (JMU) def. Devi/Myers (MU) 6-2

Round 2:
Lysova/Kalita (MU) def. Jordan/Goetz (WVU) 6-3
Devi/Myers (MU) def. Flament/Herrock (JMU) 6-3
Owens/Roka (JMU) def. Vasiukhina/Struble (MU) 6-2

Saturday’s Schedule
10 AM: Miami vs. WVU (six matches)
11:30 AM: Miami vs. JMU (three matches)

1 PM: Miami vs. WVU (two matches), Miami vs. JMU (one match)
1:30 PM: Miami vs. WVU (one match), Miami vs. JMU (two matches)