Brinker Picks Up Two Wins In Draw A Singles

Alex Brinker won two of her singles matches on Friday for Xavier.

Alex Brinker won two of her singles matches on Friday for Xavier.

Oct. 5, 2012


EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Xavier women's tennis team had an up-and-down first day at the Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State. The Musketeers finished the day with a 6-8 record, with almost all of the matches coming in singles play.

In singles, the Musketeers compiled a 5-7 record, as freshman Alex Brinker picked up a pair of wins in Draw A. Brinker cruised through her first-round opponent Nimisha Mohan, before toughing out a 7-6 (10-8), 6-1 win over Ball State's Anita Henestrosa.

Also competing in singles Draw A was Daniella Patton, who dropped her first decision to Purdue in straight sets. However, she bounced back and won her consolation match over Toledo's Lexy Pitt, 6-4, 6-4.

Draw B featured a pair of Musketeers in Andrea Wolf and Kally Alkire. Wolf fell in straight sets to Imogen Golder of Purdue, 6-4, 6-0, and Alkire lost a heartbreaker to host Michigan State, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

Lizzie Oosterbaan and Allyson Westling both competed in singles Draw C. Oosterbaan was able to win her first set against Michigan State, 6-4, but dropped the next two to fall into the consolation bracket. Allyson Westling breezed by Mackenzie Bowman of Toledo in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

Single Draw D featured lone-Musketeer Megan Morris, who dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Ball State, setting up a consolation match with rival Dayton.



In Draw E, Caitlin Lawless fell in three sets to Wisconsin's Pernilla Wohlstrom, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Brooke Dennis, however, was able to win her match against Ball State in three sets, setting up a meeting with Toledo's Silvia Carvajal.

Draw F featured senior Natalie Handler, who was defeated by Christina Brown of Michigan State in straight sets.

The Musketeers finished the day 1-1 in doubles, with Kally Alkire and Alex Brinker pickin up an 8-5 win in Draw A. Allyson Westling and Daniella Patton competed in Draw B, but fell to Chrissy Coffman and Emily Mazzola of Toledo, 8-6. A third Musketeer doubles team, Brooke Dennis and Megan Morris have yet to play their first match in Draw C.

The Musketeers will continue play in East Lansing tomorrow at 8 a.m.