Kally Alkire picked up a singles victory and doubles for Xavier.
Sept. 15, 2012
FOX POINT, Wis. - The Xavier women's tennis opened up its 2012 fall schedule by picking up three singles wins and a double match on day one of the 37th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Friday.
Freshman Alex Brinker, sophomore Daniella Patton and senior Kally Alkrie picked up victories in their individual matches. Alkire and Brinker combined to win the Musketeers' only doubles match of the day.
Xavier was paired with Western Michigan for singles play and won three of the eight matches. Alkire battled back after losing the first set to win 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9). Playing in her first collegiate, Brinker took the match in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) over the Broncos' Maggie Remynse. Patton, a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team last season, also won after dropping the first set (4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)).
Sophomore Lizzie Oosterbaan rallied to win her second set against Caroline Aleck. She eventually fell in the third set to lose the match, 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7). Junior Ally Westling lost (6-3, 7-5) to Aleeza Kanner and junior Andrea Wolf fell (6-0, 6-2) to Jill Pastunink. Playing in their first collegiate matches was freshman Megan Morris and Brooke Dennis who lost their matches.
In their doubles victory Alkrie and Brinker won a tight 9-7 decision over Rocio Diaz and Aleeza Kanner from Marquette. Patton and Westling lost their match 8-3, Oosterbaan and Wolf battled in their doubles match but fell 8-6, and Dennis and Morris teamed up to drop an 8-4 decision.
Xavier returns to the court on Saturday to face Marquette in singles play and Detroit in doubles action.
Women's Singles: Western Michigan vs. Xavier
Alexandra Brinker (XU) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU), 6-4, 6-3
Daniella Patton (XU) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU), 6-0, 6-2
Kally Alkire (XU) def. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU), 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9)
Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU), 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7)
Kelsey King (WMU) def. Megan Morris (XU), 6-0, 6-0
Aleeza Kanner (MU) def. Ally Westling (XU), 6-3, 7-5
Erin Gebes (MU) def. Brooke Dennis (XU), 6-3, 6-4
Women's Doubles: Marquette vs. Xavier Kally Alkire/Alexandra Brinker (XU) def. Rocio Diaz/Aleeza Kanner (MU), 9-7 Erin Gebes/Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Daniella Patton/Ally Westling (XU), 8-3 Ali Dawson/Aina Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan/Andrea Wolf (XU), 8-6 Laia Hernandez Soler/Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Brooke Dennis/Megan Morris (XU), 8-4