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)
#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
#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
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