NCAA Womens Tennis

Gurevich and Kim Earn B1G Singles Win as Tennis Drops Decision at Illinois

Michigan State

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URBANA, Ill. โ€” Yana Gurevich and Minchae Kim earned B1G singles victories as No. 75 Rutgers women’s tennis (9-5, 0-3 B1G) dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 46 Illinois (10-5, 2-0 B1G), 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at Atkins Tennis Center.
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Doubles
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The Illini earned 6-2 and 6-3 decisions on the second and third doubles courts to help themselves to a 1-0 lead in the dual.
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RU’s first pair of Gurevich and Mai Nguyen held a 4-3 lead on court No. 1 at the conclusion of play.
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Singles
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Gurevich earned her second conference singles win of the spring as the graduate student downed Megan Heuser in straight-sets, 6-4, 6-3, equalizing the dual at one.
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Illinois then responded with a pair of wins on the third and sixth courts to put itself on the brink of clinching the match.
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Kim kept Rutgers alive with a B1G win on court No. 5. The junior dropped the first set to her opponent, before taking the second and third frames to cut Illinois’ lead to 3-2.
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The Illini went on to win the fourth court, clinching the match.
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Results
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Doubles

  1. #35 Megan Heuser/Alice Xu (ILL) vs. Yana Gurevich/Mai Nguyen (RU) 3-4, unfinished
  2. Josie Frazier/Kida Ferrari (ILL) def. Amira Badawi/Minchae Kim (RU) 6-2
  3. McKenna Schaefbauer/Kasia Treiber (ILL) def. Daira Cardenas/Jackeline Lopez (RU) 6-3

Order of finish: 3, 2
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Singles

  1. Yana Gurevich (RU) def. Megan Heuser (ILL) 6-4, 6-3
  2. McKenna Schaefbauer (ILL) vs. Amira Badawi (RU) 6-3, 5-7, 2-2, unfinished
  3. Josie Frazier (ILL) def. Jackeline Lopez (RU) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Kasia Treiber (ILL) def. Mai Nguyen (RU) 6-4, 3-6,…

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