MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Miami tennis team opened the 2012-13 season this weekend with a dominating performance at the Ball State Fall Invitational, winning four singles flights. Nimisha Mohan, Alix Thurman, Katherine Castro and Ramona Costea each finished the weekend undefeated in four matches, while Christine Guerrazzi earned three wins before falling to Thurman in their bracket final.

Christiana Raymond dropped her opening match, but rebounded with back-to-back wins to take fifth place.

Mohan had no trouble in her first two matches, dropping just two games. In her semifinal match, she lost the opening set before rallying 6-3 in the second and winning the super tiebreaker 10-8. She defeated an opponent from Illinois State in the final, 6-4, 6-1. Thurman posted a 6-3, 6-1 win in her opening match, then 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 victories to gain the final. In the other half, Guerrazzi topped opponents from Wright State, Cleveland State and Louisville to set up the all-RedHawk final. Thurman got the best of her teammate, taking the title 6-3, 6-2.

After defeating players from Wright State and IUPUI on Friday, Costea knocked off a pair of IPFW opponents to win the fourth flight.

"I was proud of how we competed this weekend and how we solved problems out there," Head Coach Anca Dumitrescu. "I was happy to see Ramona, Nimisha, Alix and Katherine all win their singles draws. We learned a lot from this weekend and will take confidence from it. We have some clear areas we need to work on and improve during the next weeks and hopefully this weekend will motivate us to address those areas with commitment and hard work."

In doubles action, Raymond and Guerrazzi finished second in the first flight, posting a 3-1 record. They lost to a team from IPFW 8-4 in the final. Thurman and
Mohan lost in the semifinals in the other half of the same bracket. In the No. 2 flight, Castro and Costea won their opening match before a quarterfinal loss. They combined to win a consolation match on Saturday.


Nimisha Mohan (Miami) def. M. Barthels (Valpariso) 6-0, 6-0
Nimisha Mohan (Miami) def. K. Tuscany (Wright State) 6-0, 6-2
Nimisha Mohan (Miami) def. Kiefer (IPFW) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8
Nimisha Mohan (Miami) def. E Marx (Indiana State) 6-4, 6-1
Emeralda (Chicago State) def. Christiana Raymond (Miami) 6-3, 6-4
Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Bush (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-4
Christiana Raymond (Miami) vs. Modesto (IUPUI) -- no result
Katherine Castro (Miami) def. A Bastock (Wright State) 6-3, 6-2
Katherine Castro (Miami) def. M Lazaris (Cleveland State) 6-1, 6-1
Katherine Castro (Miami) def. M Brown (Louisville) 6-4, 7-5
Alix Thurman (Miami) def. V Whyte (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-1
Alix Thurman (Miami) def. C Peck (Dayton) 6-0, 6-0
Alix Thurman (Miami) def. M Huck (IPFW) 6-1, 6-0
Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Wild (Ball State) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. A Nini (Wright State) 6-2, 6-0
Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. K Sherwood (Cleveland State) 6-4, 6-4
Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. S Villajuan (Louisville) 6-4, 6-2
Alix Thurman (Miami) def. Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) 6-3, 6-2 
Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Girgash (Wright State) 6-2, 6-2
Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Hullett (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-1
Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Neumeyer (IPFW) 7-5, 6-4
Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Lindahl (IPFW) 6-0, 6-3