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Women's Tennis Travels to Northwestern Wildcat Invite
Sophomore Elena Ivanova
Sophomore Elena Ivanova

Oct. 8, 2009


Michigan State women's tennis will travel to Evanston, Ill. to compete in the Wildcat Invitational October 9 -12, with play beginning each day at 9 a.m. Also, competing at the invite is Akron, Oklahoma, DePaul, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Western Michigan and South Carolina.

Last time out, MSU hosted the Spartan Invitational where nine schools also competed in three different singles draws and two different doubles draws.

Freshman Nicole Herzog (Minilia, Brazil) teamed together with sophomore Dana Guentert (Lilburn, Ga.) in doubles play and defeated Bjerruhus and Lazaris of Cleveland State, 8-0. Freshman Amy Barton (Brisbane, Australia) and junior Whitney Wilson (Evansville, Ind.) also picked up a win in the first round of doubles after topping Pantusart and Castro of Akron, 9-8 (2). Barton and Wilson then went on to defeat the doubles team from IPFW, 9-8(5), in the semi-final round of doubles action.

Sophomore Elena Ivanova (Moscow, Russia), Guentert, Wilson and Barton also posted wins in the first round of singles action. In the White Draw, Ivanova defeated Brien of IPFW in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-2, while Guentert posted a win over Larson of Miami of Ohio, 6-4, 7-5. Wilson finished round one of the White Draw for the Spartans, defeating Ducro of Xavier, 6-3, 6-1. Ivanova continued representing MSU well after posting a win over Zinn of Xavier, 6-4, 6-1.

Barton continued on for the Spartans in singles play, advancing to further action after earning up wins in rounds one and two. After topping Bjerrehus of Cleveland State in the first round, 6-2, 7-5, Barton posted another win over Miller of Louisville in the second round, 6-2, 6-4.



Wilson posted the only win in singles play for MSU the second day, defeating Flankova of Detroit, 6-2, 6-1, in the White Draw. She was also the only Spartan to post wins in singles and doubles action during the second day of play. For daily updates at the end of each day, please visit


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