NCAA Womens Tennis

Lopez and Badawi Lead Tennis at Princeton Fall Invitational

Lopez and Badawi Lead Tennis at Princeton Fall Invitational

“The team sustained a high level of competitiveness all weekend, “head coach Hilary Ritchie said. “I’m excited to see how they have improved since the start of the season. Over the next two weeks we will focus on doubles play and continuing to play offensively in singles.”


The pair of Amira Badawi/Minchae Kim recorded the lone doubles win of the day for the Scarlet Knights, defeating their opposition from Princeton, 8-3.

While paired with Kim and Chloe Brown, Badawi stayed perfect in doubles play, going 3-3 over the three-day tournament.


RU found more success in singles, led by Jackeline Lopez, who secured her third consecutive win of the weekend to stay undefeated, topping her opponent from UCONN in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-4.

The newcomer trio of Tara Chilton (6-2, 6-3), Amira Badawi (6-2, 6-0) and Arina Valitova (6-2, 6-2) rounded out the lineup for RU with dominant two-set victories.



Grace Joyce/Maia Sung (PRIN) def. Mai Nguyen/Tara Chilton (RU) 8-5

Leena Bennetto/Zoe Howard (PRIN) def. Chloe Brown/Jackeline Lopez (RU) 8-3

Amira Badawi/Minchae Kim (RU) def. Eva Elbaz/ Michelle Sorrolelco (PRIN) 8-3


Jackeline Lopez (RU) def. Olivia Wright (UCONN) 6-3, 6-4

Tara Chilton (RU) def. Maria Constantinou (UCONN) 6-2, 6-3

Amira Badawi (RU) def. Aleksandra Karamyshev (UCONN) 6-2, 6-0

Isabel Petri Bere (UCONN) def. Chloe Brown (RU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

Caroline Cook (UCONN) def. Daira Cardenas (RU) 7-6 (1), 7-6 (9)

Arina Valitova (RU) def. Cameron Didion (UCONN) 6-2, 6-2

Up Next  

RU will continue onto two more tournaments in the ITA Super Regional (Oct. 21-23) and the Big Green Invitational (Nov. 4-6) to end the fall season.

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