May 20, 2009
Northwestern sophomore Maria Mosolova advanced to the second round in the singles bracket of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships after posting a three-set victory over UCLA's Andrea Remynse on Wednesday in College Station, Texas.
Mosolova, the top overall seed in the 2009 singles draw, is now 34-7 on the season and will face No. 35 Naomi Scharle of Florida State as tournament play resumes with second-round action on Thursday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
Northwestern senior Georgia Rose and Samantha Murray were not as fortunate, falling in the tournament's opening round to North Carolina's Sanaz Marand and Georgia Tech's Cristy Striplin, respectively, in straight sets.
Rose and Wildcat junior Lauren Lui will team up in the doubles portion of NCAA competition, beginning Thursday. Joining the Wildcat duo in the doubles draw is the NU tandem of Mosolova and Keri Robison.
After learning that she had received an alternate spot in the singles bracket Wednesday morning, Michigan’s No. 63-ranked Chisako Sugiyama dropped a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 decision to No. 13-ranked Megan Falcon of Louisiana State in the opening round to end her NCAA run. The senior Wolverine closes out her four-year stint at Michigan with a 104-45 overall record, good enough to rank as U-M’s all-time singles wins leader.
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Wednesday's NCAA Singles Results (Round of 64):
#1 Maria Mosolova (NU) def. #57 Andrea Remynse (UCLA), 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
#21 Sanaz Marand (UNC) def. #20 Georgia Rose (NU), 6-2, 6-4
#45 Cristy Striplin (GT) def. #47 Samantha Murray (NU), 6-4, 6-4
#13 Megan Falcon (LSU) def. #63 Chisako Sugiyama (MICH), 3-6, 6-0, 6-1