Day One Of Miami Invitational Is In The Books For Women's Tennis

Alex Brinker and the Musketeers look to take the court tomorrow at 9 a.m. ready to play.

Alex Brinker and the Musketeers look to take the court tomorrow at 9 a.m. ready to play.

Sept. 28, 2013

OXFORD, Ohio – On day one at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational the team competed against Bowling Green and Miami in singles and Louisville in doubles. The Musketeers had a strong showing against Bowling Green going 3-3. Then had a rough time going 1-7 against Miami and 1-2 against Louisville.

Cristina Di Lorenzo, a freshman, put forth a strong effort. She went 2-0 in singles competition defeating Miami’s Ana Rajkovic and Bowling Green’s Hannah Drayton.

Alex Brinker and Lizzie Oosterbaan were able to pull out wins against Bowling Green. Brinker defeated Nikki Chiricosta, 6-1, 6-3, and Oosterbaan defeated Hannah Drayton in a three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0).

Xavier didn't fair as well against Miami, but Di Lorenzo gave Xavier a win in this battle. Freshman Sydney Liggins demonstrated she will not go down without a fight. Liggins fell to Miami’s Andreea Badileanu in a three set thriller, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.

In doubles, Brinker and Liggins defeated Louisville’s Shine and Pough 8-5. While pairings of Danielle Patton and Di Lorenzo and Andrea Wolf and Allyson Westling both dropped their match.

Xavier looks to go back to work tomorrow on the courts at 9 a.m. on the campus of Miami University.

Raymond(MU) def. Brinker (XU) 6-3, 6-2
Bandileanu (MU) def. Liggins (XU) 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Thurman (MU) def. Patton (XU) 6-3, 6-1
Guerrazzi (MU) def. Oosterbaan (XU) 7-5, 6-1
Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Rajkovic (MU) 6-4, 6-2
Costea (MU) def. Wolf (XU) 6-4, 6-3
Heerden (MU) def. Lawless (XU) 6-2, 6-2
Plaszewski (BG) def. Westling (XU) 6-0, 6-0
Brinker (XU) def. Chiricosta (BG) 6-1, 6-3
Reuland (BG) def. Patton (XU) 6-3, 6-0
Brozovich (BG) def. Liggins (XU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Oosterbaan (XU) def. Hutchison (BG) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)
Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Drayton (BG) 6-2, 6-0
Plaszewski (BG) def. Wolf (XU) 6-4, 7-5



Brinker/Liggins (XU) def. Shine/Pough (UL) 8-5
Boesing/Willetts (UL) def. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) 8-7 (7-4)
Tachovsky/Stokes (UL) def. Wolf/Westling (XU) 8-3
Heerden (MU)/Plaszewski (BG) def. Oosterbaan/Dennis (XU) 8-4