Maroon Women’s Tennis Cruises Through First Day of Midwest Invite

Alyssa Rudin
Alyssa Rudin

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Chicago women's tennis team kicked off the two-day Midwest Invitational with a pair of dominating victories on Friday. The No. 10-ranked Maroons swept Augustana College 9-0, then followed up with an 8-1 victory over No. 40-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College.

The eight-team tournament features UChicago (12-3 record) as the top overall seed and two-time defending champion. University of Wisconsin's home courts serve as the site of competition.

UChicago did not lose a doubles match on the day, going a perfect 6-0. The No. 1 tandem of sophomore Marjorie Antohi and first-year Claire Handa were pushed to a tiebreaker versus Augustana that they won 8-7. In singles against the Vikings, the Maroons took all six bouts in straight sets. Sophomore Alyssa Rudin blanked her opponent at fourth singles (6-0, 6-0), and first-year Catherine Xu only surrendered two games at third singles (6-1, 6-1). It marks the second time this season that the Maroons have shut out Augustana.

The afternoon match featured UChicago versus Gustavus Adolphus. Doubles action resolved swiftly with scores of 8-3, 8-3, 8-2. GAC captured a win at No. 3 singles and pushed No. 4 singles to three sets. However, the Maroons allowed four games or fewer in the other four straight-set wins. Rudin won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 and Antohi rolled through her match 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2.

 

UChicago 9, Augustana 0
Singles

1. Claire Handa (UC) def. Caitlyn Schaffer (AUG) 6-4, 6-3
2. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Annie Timm (AUG) 6-2, 7-5
3. Catherine Xu (UC) def. Zeana Badawi (AUG) 6-1, 6-1
4. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Faith Johnson (AUG) 6-0, 6-0
5. Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Morgan Bullen (AUG) 6-1, 6-3
6. Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Maleeha Chowdhury (AUG) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Claire Handa (UC) def. Madeline Lombardi/Caitlyn Schaffer (AUG) 8-7
2. Catherine Xu/Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Annie Timm/Zeana Badawi (AUG) 8-5
3. Laura Gutierrez/Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Leraaen Abbott/Margaret Chadick (AUG) 8-1

 

UChicago 8, Gustavus Adolphus 1
Singles

1. Claire Handa (UC) def. Briana Hartmann (GAC) 6-1, 6-3
2. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Ally Baker (GAC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Katie Aney (GAC) def. Catherine Xu (UC) 6-0, 6-3
4. Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Ginger Valentine (GAC) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
5. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Lilly Hartman (GAC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Sheila Sullivan (GAC) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Claire Handa (UC) def. Briana Hartmann/Ally Baker (GAC) 8-3
2. Laura Gutierrez/Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Lilly Hartman/Katie Aney (GAC) 8-3
3. Adrienne Travis/Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Ginger Valentine/Hannah Borgh (GAC) 8-2

 

NEXT MATCH:

  • Saturday, Apr. 7 @ 8:00 AM – UChicago vs. Washington University - St. Louis (Madison, Wis.)