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Sunday, September 17, 2017

NU women’s tennis places five finalists at Daemen Invitational

All WNY News     Sunday, September 17, 2017    

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS




AMHERST -- In the season-opening invitational, the Purple Eagles women's tennis had five singles finalists and one doubles finalist at the Daemen Invitational from September 15-17.

Invitational Summary
Singles
  • Five Purple Eagles reached their respective flights final.
  • Stella Peisakhova defeated Allegheny's Gaby DeLeon, 6-3, 6-2 and Roberts Wesleyan's Nthabi Mogopodi, 6-1, 6-4, in the Red flight. Peisakhova fell to Colgate's Lauren Hyland in the final.
  • Andreea Peteu won her first two matches as a Purple Eagle before losing in the final of the Orange flight.
  • In the Yellow flight, Shannon Wong had two straight sets wins before being edged by Colgate's Lauren O'Brien, 7-6, 7-5.
  • Ali Hutchinson advanced to the Green flight final after wins over Millersville's Kelley Hershey, 6-2, 6-1, and Daemen's Christina Stasiuk, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0. Hutchinson lost to Colgate's Jordan Williams in the final.
  • Sharlee Deshmukh cruised to the Indigo flight final before falling to Kelly Klein from Colgate.
  • Freshman Alexandra Whitney won her first career match when she defeated Daemen's MacKenzie Robbins, 8-0.

Doubles
  • The tandem of Ali Hutchinson and Andreea Peteu advanced to the US Open flight championship match. The pair defeated teams from Daemen (8-5) and Roberts Wesleyan (8-2). The duo fell to Colgate's MacKenzie Deeter and Lauren O'Brien, 8-3.
  • Shannon Wong and Sharlee Deshmukh won their first doubles match against Millersville's Katina Jones and Corinee Grohoski, 8-6. The duo fell in the semifinals to Colgate's Lauren Hyland and Jordan Williams.
  • The team of Stella Peisakhova and Jasmin Vargas went 1-1.

Up Next
  • Niagara will host Walsh on campus on Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
 

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