Women's Tennis Finishes Day 2 of Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational
Katarina Lingl and Julianne Gruber will face Toledo tomorrow in doubles matches of Draw A.
Katarina Lingl and Julianne Gruber will face Toledo tomorrow in doubles matches of Draw A.

Oct. 6, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team finished day two of the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational with one Spartan heading to the championships.  Marina Bohrer will compete in the Draw A Singles championship match tomorrow.  The Spartans finished the day with a total of victories.

Katarina Lingl and Julianne Gruber continued their action in Draw A Doubles today as they fell to Alix Thurman and Nimisha Mohan of Miami (Ohio), 8-4.  They then continued in the south bracket winning against Cleveland State University's Ellen Folkers and Nicole Janek, 8-4.  Tomorrow, Lingl and Gruber will compete against Lexy Pitt and Pia Rygh of Toledo.   Bohrer and Catherine Parenteau gained a victory for Michigan State in a 9-7 match against Hanna Berner and Lauren Chypyha of University of Wisconsin before struggling in the loss against Imogen Golder and Gisella Pere of Purdue, 8-5.  Tomorrow the pair will face Pran Pantusart and Angelika Jogasuria of Akron.

In a close match in some Draw B Doubles, Emily Meyers and Nicole Herzog fell to Marquette University's Rocio Diaz and Aina Hernandez Soler, 9-7 (0).  Later in the day, the two fell against Cleveland State's Kara Sherwood and Alex Bush, 8-5.  In the final day of the invitational, they will compete against Ksenia Berestetska and Signe Lazdina of Akron.

Doubles action in the Draw C Doubles for the Spartans included Jennifer Yen and Christina Brown as they tallied a win against Victoria Marchant and Claire McNulty of University of Dayton, 8-6.  Tomorrow they will face Laia Hernandez Soler and Vanessa Foltinger of Marquette University.



In the Draw A Singles matches, Spartans Marina Bohrer will compete for the championship tomorrow and Catherine Parenteau will compete in a consolation round finals match.  Bohrer picked up wins today against Haley Craig from University of Illinois-Chicago, 7-6, 6-1, and then against Alex Brinker from Xavier University, 6-2, 6-3.  Tomorrow in the championship match she will face Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum of Purdue.  Parenteau picked up a win today against Hannah Berner from University of Wisconsin, 5-7, 6-3, 10-9, after suffering a loss to Pantusart. 

Olga Chernova and Lingl will compete against each other in the northwest rounds of Draw B Singles tomorrow.  Today, Lingl fell to Golder of Purdue, 6-0, 6-1, then to Courtney Wild of Ball State University.  Chernova suffered in a close match against Alex Power of Cleveland State, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.  Chernova then fell to Erin Gebes of Marquette, 6-2, 6-1. 

Gruber continued the action today representing MSU in Draw C Singles.  Gruber fell to Guerrazzi of Miami (Ohio), 6-4, 7-5.  Tomorrow, she will compete against Ali Dawson of Marquette. 

In the Draw D Singles, Meyers defeated Maria Lazaris from Cleveland State, 6-2, 6-2.  Tomorrow, Meyers will face Courtney Earnest of Ball State on the court. 

Herzog recorded a win against Caitlin Lawless of Xavier, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in her match in the Draw E Singles.  While Yen, will face Nicole Janek of Cleveland State University.  Yen suffered a loss today against Aleeza Kanner of Marquette, 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-7. 

Competing in the Draw F Singles was Brown.  Brown fell to Liu of Cleveland State 6-0, 6-4. 

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