Eastern Michigan Versus Marshall For Championship

Updated 4/27/2002

April 27, 2002

Top-seeded Eastern Michigan will have a chance to defend their 2001 title as they defeated Northern Illinois 4-0 Saturday afternoon. Play was moved to the Muncie YMCA Indoor Tennis Center after the completion of the doubles matches.

No. 2 Marshall will also advance to the championship round after posting a 4-0 victory over Western Michigan. Championship play is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

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No. 1 Eastern Michigan 4, No. 4 Northern Illinois 0

No. 1S -- Rebecca Hawkins (EUM) def. Branka Savic (NIU) 6-4, 6-0

No. 2S -- Lisa D'Amelio (EMU) def. Tanja Sukovic (NIU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3S -- Simone Duhme (EMU) def. Karrie Tyioran (NIU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4S -- Amalia Lincaru (EMU) led Erica Heshelman (NIU) 6-3, 5-2 DNF

No. 5S -- Shari Gamarnik (EMU) led Kris Tiedt (NIU) 6-2, 3-2 DNF

No. 6S -- Kendra Clark (EMU) vs Molly Opel (NIU) 3-6, 6-2, 0-2 DNF

No. 1D -- Hawkins/D'Amelio (EMU) def. Savic/Heshelman (NIU) 9-8 (2)

No. 2D -- Duhme/Clark (EMU) def. Opel/Tiedt (NIU) 8-6

No. 3D -- Sukovic/Tyioran (NIU) def. Gamarnik/Lincaru (EMU) 8-4

Eastern Michigan is 19-3 overall

Northern Illinois ends its season 13-10 overall

No. 2 Marshall 4 , No. 3 Western Michigan 0

No. 1S -- Jessica Johnson (MU) def. Larissa Chinwah (WMU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2S -- Anna Mitina (MU) def. Frederika Girsang (WMU) 6-3, 6-2

No. 3S -- Alice Sukner (MU) vs Melanie Remynse (WMU) 6-3, 4-6 DNF

No. 4S -- Nikki Douglass (WMU) vs Lille Nzudie (MU) 6-2, 5-6 DNF

No. 5S -- Valeria Stoilova (WMU) vs. Joelle Good (MU) 6-4, 1-6 DNF

No. 6S -- Ashley Kroh (MU) def. Stephanie Muelller (WMU) 6-3, 6-4

No. 1D -- Chinwah/Girsang (WMU) led Mitina/Nzudie (MU) 7-6

No. 2D -- Johnson/Kroh (MU) def. Remynse/Stoilova (WMU) 8-4

No. 3D -- Hock/Sukner (MU) def. Douglass/Mueller (WMU) 8-0

Marshall is 20-7 overall

Western Michigan ends its season 14-11 overall.

Marshall meets Eastern Michigan in Sunday's championship at 1 p.m.

Please note, all matches today except EMU/NIU doubles were moved inside to the Muncie YMCA Indoor Tennis Center.