OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University tennis team finished play Sunday afternoon in its only home tournament of the fall, the Miami Invitational. Over the two-day, round-robin-style tournament, RedHawk players battled against individuals from Bowling Green, Louisville and Xavier. Miami players ended up combining to win 15 of 19 singles matches and four of nine doubles matches throughout the weekend.

“It was a good weekend for us,” said head coach Anca Dumitrescu. “We went out there and competed well again. I thought we came out with a lot of intensity. We just have to continue to do that. I think we’ll take more confidence away from this weekend and hopefully that will help us as we prepare for regionals.”

Senior Christiana Raymond set the tone for the RedHawks, winning all but one of her matches with three singles victories and two doubles wins. Saturday morning, Raymond and sophomore Ramona Costea started the weekend strong with an 8-2 victory in No. 2 doubles over Bowling Green. Raymond went on to win at No. 1 singles against Xavier’s Alex Brinker by a score of 6-3, 6-2 and then defeated Louisville’s Cassie Pough at No. 2 singles in the afternoon. 

Raymond picked up right where she left off Sunday morning, defeating Bowling Green’s Katie Brozovich 7-5, 6-2 in No. 1 singles. Raymond and freshman Andreea Badileanu teamed up to top Xavier in No. 2 doubles by a final of 8-6. Raymond’s only loss came in her final matchup of the weekend, a No. 3 doubles bout with freshman Chloe Heerden against Louisville. The Cardinals won that contest 8-4.

“I think we are a lot farther along at the beginning of this year than we were at the beginning of last year,” said Raymond. “We are more consistent and we are a lot more focused. I think everyone being a year older has really helped. Individually, I played really consistent this weekend. My goal was to make the other person play and make the other person make mistakes.”

Juniors Alix Thurman and Christine Guerrazzi both finished the weekend with 2-1 singles records. Thurman and Guerrazzi played at No. 1 doubles alongside each other during all three rounds, winding up with a 2-1 mark overall.

Badileanu found her rhythm during her first weekend in Oxford, leaving the tournament with a clean 3-0 mark on the singles court in addition to a 1-2 mark in doubles action.

Heerden also won all three of her singles matches and tallied a 1-2 record in doubles play. Costea leaves the Miami Invite with a 2-1 singles record and a 1-1 doubles record. Sophomore Ana Rajkovic rounds off the RedHawk lineup, going 0-1 in singles action and 0-2 on the doubles court.  

After two consecutive weekends of tennis, the RedHawks get a chance to recharge over the next few weeks before returning to play at the ITA Regionals in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 17-21.


Miami Invitational Results

Sept. 28-29, 2013

Saturday Results


Miami vs. Bowling Green

Thurman/Guerrazzi (Miami) def. Reuland/Hutchison (BG) 8-2

Chiricosta/Brozovich (BG) def. Rajkovic/Badileanu (Miami) 8-4

Costea/Raymond (Miami) def. Drayton/Fillis (BG) 8-2

Heerden (Miami)/Plaszewski (BG) def. Oosterbann/Dennis (XU) 8-4

Xavier vs. Louisville

Brinker/Liggins (XU) def. Shine/Pough (Louisville) 8-5

Boesing/Willetts (Louisville) def. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) 8-7 (7-4)

Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Wolf/Westling (XU) 8-3


Miami vs. Xavier

Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Alex Brinker (XU) 6-3, 6-2

Andreea Badileanu (Miami) def. Sydney Liggins (XU) 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Alix Thurman (Miami) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-3, 6-1

Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 7-5, 6-1

Cristina Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Ana Rajkovic (Miami) 6-4, 6-2

Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-4, 6-3

Chloe Heerden (Miami) def. Caitlin Lawless (XU) 6-2, 6-2

Brittany Plaszewski (BG) def. Allyson Westling (XU) 6-0, 6-0

Louisville vs. Bowling Green

Becca Shine (Louisville) def. Emily Reuland (BG) 6-3, 6-0

Nikki Chiricosta (BG) def. Cassie Pough (Louisville) 6-4, 6-3     

Elle Stokes (Louisville) def. Katie Brozovich (BG) 7-5, 6-2

Olivia Boesing (Louisville) def. Drew Fillis (BG) 6-1, 6-3

Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Harley Hutchison (BG) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) def. Hannah Drayton (BG) 6-4, 6-3

 Xavier vs. Bowling Green

Alex Brinker (XU) def. Nikki Chiricosta (BG) 6-1, 6-3

Emily Reuland (BG) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-3, 6-0

Katie Brozovich (BG) def. Sydney Liggins (XU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) def. Harley Hutchison (BG) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)

Cristina DiLorenzo (XU) def. Hannah Drayton (BG) 6-2, 6-0

Brittany Plaszewski (BG) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-4, 7-5

 Miami vs. Louisville

Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Alix Thurman (Miami) 6-0, 6-0

Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Cassie Pough (Louisville) 7-5, 6-3 

Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. Elle Stokes (Louisville) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Andreea Badileanu (Miami) def. Olivia Boesing (Louisville) 6-4, 7-5

Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Ramona Costea (Miami) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Chloe Heerden (Miami) def. Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) 6-3, 6-0


Sunday Results


Miami vs. Bowling Green

Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Katie Brozovich (BG) 7-5, 6-2

Alix Thurman (Miami) def. Nikki Chiricosta (BG) 6-3, 6-4

Emily Reuland (BG) def. Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-6)  

Andreea Badileanu (Miami) def. Drew Fillis (BG) 6-4, 6-3

Chloe Heerden (Miami) def. Brittany Plaszewski (BG) 6-1, 6-1

Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Hannah Drayton (BG) 6-2, 6-4

Louisville vs. Xavier

Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Alex Brinker (XU) 6-0, 6-0

Sydney Liggins (XU) def. Olivia Boesing (Louisville) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-6)

Elle Stokes (Louisville) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-2, 6-1

Cassie Pough (Louisville) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 6-1, 6-1

Chloe Willetts (Louisville) def. Cristina Di Lorenzo (XU) 6-4, 6-3

Alex Tachovsky (Louisville) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8)


Miami vs. Xavier

Guerazzi/Thurman (Miami) def. Brinker/Liggins (XU) 8-1

Badileanu/Raymond (Miami) def. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) 8-6

Wolf/Oosterbaan (XU) def. Heerden/Costea (Miami) 8-6

Louisville vs. Bowling Green

Shine/Willetts (Louisville) def. Reuland/Hutchison (BG) 8-5

Chiricosta/Brozovich (BG) def. Pough/Boesing (Louisville) 8-5

Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Fillis/Plaszewski (BG) 8-2

Miami vs. Louisville

Pough/Boesing (Louisville) def. Guerazzi/Thurman (Miami) 8-7 (7-5)

Shine/Willetts (Louisville) def. Badileanu/Rajkovic (Miami) 8-7 (7-4)

Tachovsky/Stokes (Louisville) def. Raymond/Heerden (Miami) 8-4

Bowling Green vs. Xavier

Reuland/Chiricosta (BG) def. Brinker/Liggins (XU) 8-4

Patton/Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Fillis/Drayton (BG) 8-5

Wolf/Westling (XU) def. Plaszewski/Hutchison (BG) 8-5