ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Arizona State women’s tennis team came out to compete on the first day of the Wolverine Invitational, crushing the competition by winning 10 of its 13 singles matches, Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Starting with Tulane the Sun Devils pulled off a clean sweep, earning the win in each of the seven singles matches. Sophomore Desirae Krawczyk, ranked 81st in singles, defeated No. 53 Klara Vyskocilova of Tulane in a hard-fought, three set battle, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Junior Joanna Smith handily took the seventh match, 6-2, 6-1, against the Green Wave’s Margaux Hyman.
“I thought it was a great day of competition for us,” said head coach Sheila McInereny. “Getting in singles matches against quality teams is a great way to start the season off.”
Against DePaul, the Sun Devils split the matches going 3-3 with the Blue Demons. Krawczyk, sophomore Stephanie Vlad, and freshman Kassidy Jump all recorded two singles victories on the day.
While the Sun Devils breezed through their singles matches today on the courts, McInerney is expecting tough competition in the next couple days to come.
“Tomorrow will be another challenge as we compete against three, top-25 teams in Michigan, Notre Dame and Purdue,” said McInerney. “But it’s a perfect way to start the season. Tough matches against quality opponents.”
Tomorrow the Sun Devils will compete in doubles play against Purdue (9:30 a.m. ET) and Michigan (11 a.m. ET) before taking Notre Dame on in singles around 1:30 p.m. ET.
Arizona State vs. Tulane
No. 81 Desirae Krasczyk (ASU) d. No. 53 Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) d. Jenny Hois (Tulane), 6-4, 6-2
Leighann Sahagun (ASU) d. Ipek Birol (Tulane), 6-5, 6-1
Gussie O'Sullivan (ASU) d. Jacqui Katz (Tulane), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Ebony Panoho (ASU) d. Meredith Maltby (Tulane), 6-1, 6-4
Kassidy Jump (ASU)d. Emily Dvorak (Tulane), 6-2, 6-3
Joanna Smith (ASU) d. Margaux Hyman (Tulane), 6-2, 6-1
Arizona State vs. DePaul
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) d. Ana Vladutu (DePaul), 6-5 (5), 6-4
Patricia Fargas (DePaul) d. Leighann Sahagun (ASU), 6-4, 6-1
No. 81 Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) d. Jasmin Kling (ASU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) d. Ebony Panoho (ASU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jarret Fisher (DePaul) d. Joanna Smith (ASU), 6-2, 6-0
Kassidy Jump (ASU) d. Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul), 6-3, 6-4