Women's Tennis Players Conclude First Day in Columbus

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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