Dee-Dee Nelson (Jr.) posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Yuka Kobayashi from Western Michigan on Friday.
Jan. 11, 2008
Evanston, Ill. - The University of Utah women's tennis team completed day one of the Northwestern Invitational on Friday with three wins in singles play. Elizabeth Ferris, Evgenia Kryuchkova, and Dee-Dee Nelson all pulled out victories.
Ferris competed in the Flight A competition against Kerstin Pahl (98) from Western Michigan University. The Ute posted a straigh 6-4, 6-4 win over the Bronco.
Kryuchkova faced veteran Priyanka Parekh in the Flight B bracket. Playing straight sets, the Ute took the victory at 6-2, 6-2. Nelson finished out the wins on Friday for Utah. The Ute slammed a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Yuka Kobayashi from Western Michigan.
In doubles play, the Utes were unable to edge out a single win.
Northwestern Invitational- Day One Singles: (Winners receive three points for win in straight sets, two points for a win in three sets; loser gets a point for a three-set loss as well)
Flight A: Elizabeth Ferris (Utah) def. Kerstin Pahl (WMU), 6-4, 6-4
Flight B: Evgenia Kryuchkova (Utah) def. Priyanka Parekh (WMU), 6-2, 6-2
Flight C: Noriko Saruta (WMU) def. Emily Kwok (Utah), 6-2, 6-2
Flight D: Yumi Matsuto (WMU) def. Erin Monson (Utah), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Flight E: Ashley Moccia (WMU) def. Leigh Walsh (Utah), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(4)
Flight F: Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Karine Bourdages (Utah), 2-6, 7-5, 7-5(2)
Flight G: Emily Dudzik (WMU) def. Andrea Maughan (Utah), 6-0, 6-4
Flight H: Dee-Dee Nelson (Utah) def. Yuka Kobayashi (WMU), 6-1, 6-3
Doubles (Winners receive one point each)
Flight A: Pahl/Saruta (WMU) def. Ferris/Walsh (Utah), 8-4
Flight B: Dudzik/Matsuto (WMU) def. Kwok/Monson (Utah), 8-2
Flight C: Moccia/Parekh (WMU) def. Kryuchova/Maughan, (Utah) 8-4