Miami Takes Women's Tennis Championship

Updated 4/26/2009

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (BGSUFalcons.com) - Top-seeded Miami, after going undefeated in Mid-American Conference regular-season play, downed third-seeded Western Michigan to earn the title at the 2009 MAC Women's Tennis Championships. The RedHawks posted a 4-0 victory over the Broncos Sunday afternoon (April 26) at the Perrysburg Tennis Center.

The RedHawks' triumph marks the school's first MAC Tournament Championship since 1993 and third in school history (also 1991 and 1992). Western Michigan finished as the runner-up for the second year in a row after advancing to the finals by defeating defending champion Buffalo in the semifinals.

MIAMI 4, WESTERN MICHIGAN 0

Singles

1 - Monica Gorny (MU) def. Kerstin Pahl 6-1, 6-4

2 - Anastasia Dracheva (MU) def. Emily Dudzik 6-3, 6-0

3 - Ashley Moccia (WMU) led Stephanie Danesis 7-5, 2-4, abandoned

4 - Megan Martzolf (MU) def. Maria Nivia 6-2, 6-1

5 - Brintney Larson (MU) led Amanda Moccia 6-2, 3-5, abandoned

6 - Riekie Honiball (MU) vs. Yumi Matsuto (WMU) 0-6, 6-3, 2-2, abandoned

Doubles

1 - Danesis/Martzolf (MU) def. Dudzik/Matsuto 8-4

2 - Gorny/Dracheva (MU) led Pahl/Am. Moccia 7-3, abandoned

3 - Larson/Honiball (MU) def. Nalepa/Ash. Moccia 8-2

Order of Finish

Doubles - 3,1 (2 abandoned)

Singles - 4,2,1 (3,5,6 abandoned)

 

MAC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

(alphabetical order by last name)

* Stephanie Danesis, Miami

* Megan Martzolf, Miami

* Ashley Moccia, Western Michigan

* Kerstin Pahl, Western Michigan

* Diana Popescu, Buffalo

* Martina Wodzinski, Toledo