Day One Down at Wildcat Invite

Oct. 12, 2012

EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team opened up competition today at the Wildcat Invitational.

After falling in their first matches, Hawkeyes Ruth Seaborne and Shelby Talcott made a comeback en route to the Purple Draw Consolation Championship. Seaborne fell to Turvy of Northwestern, then topped Pintusva of Minnesota, 6-2, 6-2. Talcott was defeated by Kling of DePaul, then beat Chypyha of Wisconsin, 6-3, 6-2. Seaborne and Talcott will compete for the title Sunday.

Ellen Silver split her matches in the Green Draw. She opened up with a win against Aleck of Western Michigan, 6-1, 6-1. In her second match, Silver picked up the first set but fell in final two, losing to Fisher of DePaul, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Christina Harazin also split her matches in the Black Draw. She topped Rincon-Otero of Minnesota, 7-5, 6-2. Harazin lost her second match to Hamilton of Northwestern, 6-3, 6-3.

Silver and Annette Dohanics picked up a lone win in doubles competition, topping Gray and Fisher of DePaul, 8-2.

The Wildcat Invite resumes Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with two rounds of doubles action.

Turvy (Northwestern) def. Ruth Seaborne (Iowa)
Ruth Seaborne (Iowa) def. Pintusava (Minnesota), 6-2, 6-2
Kling (DePaul) def. Shelby Talcott (Iowa)
Shelby Talcott (Iowa) def. Chypyha (Wisconsin), 6-3, 6-2
Lancaster (Oklahoma) def. Katie Zordani (Iowa)
Fargas (DePaul) def. Katie Zordani (Iowa), 6-2, 6-2
Christina Harazin (Iowa) def. Rincon-Otero (Minnesota), 7-5, 6-2
Hamilton (Northwestern) def. Christina Harazin (Iowa), 6-3, 6-3
Annette Dohanics (Iowa) def. Wofford (Oklahoma), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
Mitrea (DePaul) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 6-2, 6-1
Ellen Silver (Iowa) def. Aleck (Western Michigan), 6-1, 6-1
Fisher (DePaul) def. Ellen Silver (Iowa), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Brahane/Wofford (Oklahoma) def. Zordani/Seaborne (Iowa)
Turvy/Barnett (Northwestern) def. Talcott/Harazin (Iowa), 8-4
Silver/Dohanics (Iowa) def. Gray/Fisher (DePaul), 8-2