EAST LANSING, Mich. -- A trio of RedHawks earned singles wins Friday on the first day of the 2012 Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State. Christine Guerrazzi, Ramona Costea and Ana Rajkovic each advance their draw's semifinal round on Saturday.
Costea improved to 8-0 this fall with a straight set, 6-4, 6-0 win over Signe Lazdina of Akron, while Guerrazzi topped Wisconsin's Katie Hoch 6-3,6-7,6-0. Rajkovic defeated Jennifer Yen of the host school, 7-5,6-4.
Nimisha Mohan earned the only other singles win on Friday, taking a consolation match victory over Anita Henestrosa of IPFW, 7-5, 6-1. She was defeated by Xavier's Alex Brinker in the opening round 6-1, 6-4.
Both Draw A doubles teams lost as Thurman and Mohan were defeated by Purdue 8-0 and Raymond and Guerrazzi fell to Marquette 8-4. The B Doubles team of Costea and Rajkovic fared much better, defeating Lauren Burich and Pernilla Wohlstrom of Wisconsin, 8-6.
Rain halted play late in the day, meaning action will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the indoor complex.
Day One Results
Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum/Claudia Escribens (Purdue) def. Alix Thurman/Nimisha Mohan (Miami) 8-0
Ana Pimienta/Erin Gebes (Marq) def. Christine Guerrazzi/Christina Raymond (Miami) 8-0
Ramona Costea/Ana Rajkovic def. Lauren Burich/Pernilla Wohlstrom (Wisconsin) 8-6
Alex Brinker (Xavier) def. Nimisha Mohan (Miami) 6-1,6-4
Nimisha Mohan (Miami) def. Anita Henestrosa (IPFW) 7-5,6-1
Prang Pantusart (Akron) def. Christiana Raymond (Miami) 6-1,6-0
Erin Gebes (Marquette) def. Alix Thurman (Miami) 2-6,6-1,6-3
Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) def. Katie Hoch (Wisconsin) 6-3,6-7,6-0
Ramona Costea (Miami) def. Signe Lazdina (Akron) 6-4,6-0
Ana Rajkovic def. Jennifer Yen (Michigan St.) 7-5,6-4