Sept. 28, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. -- At its first action of the season, the University of Nevada women's tennis team notched a total of six victories on day one Friday at the Cal-Nike Invitational tournament.
The first tournament of the year kicked off in a big way for the Wolf Pack. The Pack recorded four singles victories and two doubles victories, leading to four quarterfinal matches on Saturday. It was a great way to start the year, according to head coach Guillaume Tonelli.
"The first tournament of the year is always a fun one, a way for the girls to get back into the swing of things," Tonelli said. "They're out there having fun, they're playing well, and that's all we can ask for."
Monika Magusiak led the way for the Pack on Friday, as she was 2-0 in singles action. She recorded her singles victories in the ITA White Singles Main Draw bracket by defeating Ali Dawson of Marquette and Demi Daniels of BYU, both by a score of 6-3, 6-0. She awaits a quarterfinal showdown with Olga Kalodzitsa of Armstrong Atlantic State on Saturday afternoon.
Juliette Legendre snatched a victory in her ITA White Singles Consolation bracket draw. In the first round, she defeated Nikki Wolny of Santa Clara in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. She had a bye in her second round to earn a quarterfinal clash with Justine Delaval of San Jose State.
Michelle Okhremchuk notched her first singles victory of the year in her ITA Blue Singles bracket draw, as she rolled past Sabi Leon-Chao of USF 6-4, 6-2. She fell in her round of 16 matchup to No. 5 seed in the tournament Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's.
In doubles, Magusiak teamed with Sofya Malyshava of Fresno State in the ITA White Doubles Main Draw bracket, and they snuck past the team of Clara Perez and Dora Andrejski of Armstrong Atlantic State 9-8(4). The other doubles victory came from Okhremchuk and Sheila Smiley, cruising past Christiana Ferrari and Francis Dean of Pacific 8-4 in the ITA Gold Doubles Main Draw bracket. Both pairs await quarterfinal match ups on Saturday.
The Cal-Nike Invitational continues on Saturday with both singles and doubles action.