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ND Women’s Tennis: Krisik takes first place at WMU singles event

Observer Staff Report | Monday, November 9, 2009

In the final weekend of fall competition, senior Kali Krisik took home the singles championship at the Western Michigan Invitational after defeating Louisville’s Mandy Brown, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Krisik completed an undefeated weekend in singles competition, dropping just one set on her way to capturing the title.

Junior Kristen Rafael was the only other Irish athlete to compete at Western Michigan this weekend, falling in the third round of singles competition at the hands of Louisville’s Sarah Miller, 6-2, 7-5 (5).

In doubles competition, the duo knocked off opponents from Louisville in the first round before losing to Western Michigan’s Emily Dudzik and Jill Pastunink, 8-6.

At the ITA National Indoor Championships, sophomore Kristy Frilling fell to No. 16 Venise Chan, 7-5, 6-3, in the second round Friday.

This weekend concludes the fall schedule for the Irish who will resume play when they take on Iowa on Jan. 23.