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Singles Successes Highlight Day 1 of Michigan Invitational

Singles Successes Highlight Day 1 of Michigan Invitational

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Completing the first day of action at the Michigan Invitational, the Tennessee women’s team posted a strong first session of singles action to kick off the tournament.

“I love this time of year because we finally get to compete as a team, and competing as a team is why we are all here,” head coach Alison Ojeda said. “We served well, we swung freely and we created opportunities for ourselves. Tomorrow is a new day and another chance to execute the tactics and skills we’ve been working on.”

Of the five singles wins, the highlights came from Rebeka Mertena and Elza Tomase. Mertena, currently ranked #76, toppled #15 Sydni Ratliff in straight-sets, 7-5, 6-4. She followed #68 Tomase who utterly dominated the second set in a 6-4, 6-0, win over #30 Irina Cantos Siemers.

#56 Daria Kuczer earned a singles win in her first career match as a ranked player, toppling Lucia Marzal, 7-6, 6-0. Lauren Anzalotta and Esther Adeshina finished off the strong singles play, collecting 6-3, 6-4, and 7-6, 6-7(5), 6-3 victories, respectively.

During Session 2, doubles play, Kuczer and Eleonora Molinaro picked up UT’s victory, owning the match against Michigan’s Lily Jones/Bayley Sheinin, 6-1.

Play Saturday will begin at 1 p.m. ET with doubles and will be immediately followed by singles.

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Results from Friday’s matches, along with a schedule for the remainder of the tournament, can be found below.

Friday, Jan. 13


No. 55 Daria Kuczer (Tennessee) d. Lucia Marzal (Ohio State), 7-6, 6-0

No. 68 Elza Tomase (Tennessee) d. No. 30 Irina Cantos (Ohio State), 6-4, 6-0

No. 76 Rebeka Mertena (Tennessee) d. No. 15 Sydni Ratliff (Ohio State), 7-5, 6-4

Lauren Anzalotta (Tennessee) d. Maddie Atway (Ohio State), 6-3, 6-4

Esther Adeshina (Tennessee) d. Danielle Wilson (Ohio State), 7-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3

No. 116 Kolie Allen (Ohio State) d. Eleanore Molinaro (Tennessee), 6-4, 7-5

Shelley Bereznyak (Ohio State) d. Cat Aulia (Tennessee), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4


Eleonora Molinaro/Daria Kuczer (Tennessee) d. Lily Jones/Bayley Sheinin (U-M), 6-1

Andrea Cerdan/Merri Kelly (U-M) d. Lauren Anzalotta/Elza Tomase (Tennessee), 6-4

No. 2 Jaedan Brown/Kari Miller (U-M) d. Rebeka…

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