NCAA Womens Tennis

No. 25 Wisconsin opens season 2-0

No. 25 Wisconsin opens season 2-0


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DEKALB, Ill. – The No. 25 Wisconsin women’s tennis team began 2024 duals at Northern Illinois on Saturday, Jan. 20.

In the first match of the day, the Badgers secured the first win of the season over James Madison, 6-1. UW then played a second dual against Northern Illinois, clinching the second win of the day, 7-0.

Dual 1 – James Madison

The first match began early in the morning, with Xinyu Cai and Alina Mukhortova upsetting No. 26 Cate Broerman and Hope Moulin at No. 1 doubles. Ariel Johnson and KΓ‘ja Jacobson secured the doubles point at No. 3 with a 6-2 win.

Sholokhova wasted no time sweeping her opponent 6-0 in both sets to give the team its first singles win. The win was guaranteed when freshman Ellison Reynoldson won both of her sets.

Doubles

Xinyu Cai/Alina Mukhortova def. No. 26 Cate Broerman/Hope Moulin, 6-1

Taylor Cataldi/ Maria Sholokhova vs. Ines Oliviera/ Daria Munteanu, 4-3 (retired)

Ariel Johnson/KΓ‘ja Jacobson def. Rena Matko/Hayley Glen, 6-2

Singles

No. 67 Maria Sholokhova def. Cate Broerman, 6-0, 6-0

Daria Munteanu def. Taylor Cataldi, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Ariel Johnson def. Ines Oliviera, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

KΓ‘ja Jacobson def. Hope Moulin, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-1)

Ellison Reynoldson def. Alexandria Prudente, 6-2, 6-1

Rosie Garcia Gross def. Sara Sadadinovic, 6-1, 6-1

Dual 2 – Northern Illinois

Doubles took almost no time as Garcia Gross and Jacobson shutout their opponents, 6-0, in the third spot. No. 2 doubles secured the point, only allowing the Huskies to capitalize on one game.

Sholokhova used her time on the court wisely, only contesting one match on the day. Taylor Cataldi secured the fourth point – and the Badger win – taking down her opponent 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles

Xinyu Cai/Maria Sholokhova vs. Erika Dimitriev/Nataly Ninova Miroslavova, 5-2 (retired)

Alina Mukhortova/Ariel Johnson def. Diana Lukyanova/Isabella Righi, 6-1

KΓ‘ja Jacobson/Rosie Garcia Gross def. Jenna Horne/Reagan Welch, 6-0

Singles

No. 67 Maria Sholokhova def. Erika Dimitriev, 6-0, 6-1

Taylor Cataldi def. Diana Lukyanova, 6-2, 6-0

No. 87 Xinyu Cai def. Nataly Ninova Miroslavova, 6-0, 6-1

Ariel Johnson def. Isabella Righi, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Ellison Reynoldson def. Reagan Welch, 7-5, 6-4

Rosie Garcia Gross def. Jenna Horne, 6-2, 6-3

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