The Cats won 3 of the 5 Singles matches played to conclusion, and the Doubles point to clinch their fifth consecutive Big 10 Championship. The win also means Head Women's Tennis Coach Claire Pollard has never lost a Big 10 Title while at Northwestern.
The string should continue, all of the players in this tournament were underclassmen. #5 Singles Ruth Barnes and #6 Stacey Kokx are Juniors, #4 Andrea Yung is a sophomore. #1 Cristelle Grier and #3 Jamie Peisel are freshmen.
The Court Cats next have their eyes on the NCAAs. The regionals start May 1st.
The Match Results[ From the Big 10]:
1) Fr Cristelle Grier (NU) def. Angela Buergis, 6-1, 6-1
2) Valerie Vladea (MINN) def. Jr Jessica Rush, 7-6 (2), 7-5
3) Fr Jamie Peisel (NU) vs. Amy Thomas, 4-6, 6-4, 4-1, abandoned
4) So Andrea Yung (NU) def. Michaela Havelkova, 7-5, 6-2
5) Nischela Reddy (MINN) def. Jr Ruth Barnes, 6-3, 6-1
6) Jr Stacy Kokx (NU) def. Brandi Watts, 6-1, 6-0
1) Grier/Rush (NU) def. Buergis/Reddy, 9-8 (6)
2) Barnes/Yung (NU) def. Thomas/Vladea, 8-5
3) Peisel/Kokx (NU) vs. Havelkova/Watts, 8-8, abandoned
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