NORMAL, Unwell. – It was a profitable first day on the Redbird Invitational for the Illinois State ladies’s tennis staff, because it mixed to brush each doubles match and win all however one singles matchup on Friday on the Gregory Road Courts in Regular.
The day started with doubles matches, and reigning MVC No. 1 Doubles Group of the 12 months Tara Damnjanovic and Tijana Zlatanovic rolled to a pair of wins over duos from Japanese Illinois and Valparaiso. New pairing Alexandra Abyasova and Silvia Pomarolli additionally picked up two victories with a 6-0 sweep of Jhaveri and Sobieski of Valpo and a hard-fought 7-6 win over the staff of Bezmenova and Belogliadova from Bradley.
In Flight 3, the pairing of Nevena Kolarevic and Elena Jankulovska solely dropped one set in wins over Bradley (6-0) and Valpo (6-1) and in Flight 4, Othilia Brodin and Zoe Limparis took down Pilipovic-Kljajic and Snyder of Japanese Illinois by a rating of 6-2.
After doubles concluded, the singles matches took the courtroom and the Redbirds picked up wins in six of the seven matches performed within the 4 flights. Kolarevic picked up a win in Flight 1 over Elizaveta Bukraba-Ulanova of Japanese Illinois by a last of 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 and each Abyasova and Damnjanovic picked up straight-set wins in Flight 2 to advance to the semifinals on Saturday.
In Flight 3, Jankulovska and Pomarolli each earned straight-set victories to maneuver on within the winners’ bracket and in Flight 4, Poleksic cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win in her lone singles match of the day.
Day two of the Redbird Invitational begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with doubles as soon as once more, adopted by singles within the afternoon.
Flight 1 Doubles:
Zlatanovic/Damnjanovic (ISU) def. Gouws/Brown (EIU) 7-6 (7-5)
Zlatanovic/Damnjanovic (ISU) def. Czerwonka/Silva (VU) 6-2
Flight 2 Doubles:
Abyasova/Pomarolli (ISU) def. Jhaveri/Sobieski (VU) 6-0
Abyasova/Pomarolli (ISU) def. Bezmenova/Belogliadova (BU) 7-6 (7-4)
Flight 3 Doubles:
Kolarevic/Jankulovka (ISU) def. Rogers/Pukhina (BU) 6-0
Kolarevic/Jankulovka (ISU) def. Tabanera/Bertino (VU) 6-1
Flight 4 Doubles:
Brodin/Limparis (ISU) def. Pilipovic-Kljajic/Snyder (EIU) 6-2
Flight 1 Singles:
Silva (VU) def. Zlatanovic (ISU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Kolarevic (ISU) def. Bukraba-Ulanova (EIU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Flight 2 Singles:
Abyasova (ISU) def. Andrade (BU) 6-2, 6-2
Damnjanovic (ISU) def. Tabanera (VU) 6-3, 6-4
Flight 3 Singles:
Jankulovska (ISU) def. Sobieski (VU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Pomarolli (ISU) def. Martinez (BU) 6-2, 4-0 retired
Flight 4 Singles:
Poleksic (ISU) def. Pilipovic-Kljajic (EIU) 6-1, 6-3
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