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Women's Tennis Players Conclude First Day in Columbus

Senior Vida Mulec remains undefeated in singles after the first day of competition.

Senior Vida Mulec remains undefeated in singles after the first day of competition.

Sept. 20, 2002

Columbus, Ohio - Daria Patapova, Izabella Mijic and Alison Bradley opened the OSU/Prince Cup with a first round win then lost in the second round but Vida Mulec, and Stephanie Balzert stayed undefeated in the first day of competition.

Mulec, a senior and the qualifying draw's No. 1 seed, defeated Notre Dame's Liz Donahue 6-0, 6-3 in the second round after a first round bye. Balzert also remained undefeated today by defeating Oklahoma State's Jackie Leskovar 6-2,6-2 after drawing a first round bye.

In doubles play Patapova/Mijic defeated Notre Dame's Donahue/Nelson 9-7 in the first round while Mulec/Balzart drew a first round bye. In the second round, Patapova/Mijic lost to Penn State's Wang/Marton 8-5, and Mulec/Balzart lost to Notre Dame's S.J. Connelly/Smith 8-5.

Notre Dame leads the way with 5 players advancing to the Round of 16 in singles, and Notre Dame, Penn State, and Eastern Michigan each advanced three teams into the doubles quarterfinals. Doubles play will continue at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Singles play will resume Saturday at 9:00am at the Stickney Tennis Center.

Singles Main Draw
> First Round

#1 Vida Mulec (BU) BYE Daria Potapova (BU) def. April Uy (PSU) 6-3, 7-5 Izabela Mijic (BU) def. Bonnie White (LSU) 6-0, 6-1 Kristina Stastny (ND) BYE Stephanie Balzert (BU) BYE Lindsay Bryan (OSU) def. Barbara Blahutiakova (BU) 0-6, 7-6 (7), 1-0 (5) Alison Bradley (BU) def. Jennifer Smith (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (4)

Second Round #1 Vida Mulec (BU) def. Liz Donohue (ND) 6-0, 6-3\2 #5-8 Lisa D'Amelio (EMU) def. Daria Potapova (BU) 7-6, 6-1 #4 Sadhaf Pervez (OSU) def. Izabela Mijic (BU) 6-0, 6-0 Stephanie Balzert (BU) def. Jackie Leskovar (OSU) 6-2, 6-2 #5-8 Rebecc Hawkins (EMU) def. Leighann Merryman (PSU) 7-5, 6-3 Judy Wang (PSU) def. Alison Bradley (BU) 6-4, 6-1

Back Draw Singles Maaria Husain (PSU) def. Barbora Blahutiakova (BU) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (8)

Doubles Main Draw First Round #4 Mulec/Balzert (BU) BYE Kansuthi/Clark (EMU) def. Blahutiakova/Bradley (BU) 8-5 Potapova/Mijic (BU) def. L. Donohue/Nelson (ND) 9-7

Doubles Main Draw Second Round S.J. Connelly/Smith (ND) def. #4 Mulec/Balzert (BU) 8-5 Wang/Marton (PSU) def. Potapova/Mijic (BU) 8-5

Doubles Back Draw Blahutiakova/Bradley (BU) def. Swain/Cilze (MU) 8-0



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