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Undefeated Pronina Will Play In Championships

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Release: 09/21/2013
         
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Iowa State junior Ksenia Pronina improved to 6-0 this season with a pair of wins Saturday at Minnesota’s Gopher Invitational. After an undefeated run at last weekend’s Drake Invitational, Pronina claimed the top flight title before preparing for the Gopher Invitational.

The standout singles player added two more wins to her record on Friday after taking down players from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pronina earned her sixth singles win of the fall season and defeated Eastern Michigan’s Diana Devitaia on Saturday afternoon, 6-4, 6-4.

Pronina will again play for the championship in this weekend’s tournament. The Duesseldorf, Germany native will take on Minnesota’s Tereza Brichacova in the final round of top flight play on Sunday.

Cyclone freshmen Samantha Budai and Lydia Green will both play for third place in their flights on Sunday. Budai fell to Minnesota’s Jessika Mozia, 6-7, 6-2, 1-0, after an impressive first ever day of collegiate tennis. She will take on Minnesota’s Paula Rincon Otero in the consolation flight. Green was defeated by Northern Iowa’s Krissy Lankelma, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of her flight on Saturday. She will also play in the consolation round Sunday, taking on Northern Iowa’s Kylie Haviland.

Iowa State also earned a few doubles consolation wins Saturday. Budai paired with junior Meghan Cassens to take down South Dakota’s Rymma Maslova and Dragana Brankovic, 8-1. The freshman duo of Green and Talisa Merchiers defeated South Dakota’s Milica Pavlovic and Yamini Reddy, 8-3.

Merchiers and Cassens also scored consolation singles wins on Saturday along with senior Emma Waites and junior Caroline Andersen. Merchiers defeated South Dakota’s Milica Pavlovic 6-3, 6-3, and Cassens took the win over Gonzaga’s Kylie Peek, 6-2, 6-1. Waites took down Drake’s Amanda Dick with a score of 6-1, 6-0, while Andersen defeated Northern Iowa’s Sydney Wolfe, 6-0, 6-1.

The tournament will finish up on Sunday with the final rounds taking place in both singles and doubles play.

Gold Flight Doubles
Colarossi/Tokar (UW-M) def. Budai/Cassens (ISU) 9-7
Davies/Blackburne (SDSU) def. Pronina/ Gasparovic (ISU), 8-6
Eggelston/Johnson (DRAKE) def. Pronina/ Gasparovic (ISU), 8-6
Budai/Cassens (ISU) def. Maslova/Brankovic (USD), 8-1
Maroon Flight Doubles
Toncheva/Bhatia (EMU) def. Merchiers/Green (ISU), 8-2
Merchiers/Green (ISU) def. Pavlovic/Reddy (USD), 8-3
Gopher Flight Doubles
Petsis/Ronkowski (UND) def. Waites/Andersen (ISU), 8-5
Koehler/Klingert (GONZ) def. Waites/Andersen (ISU), 8-4

M Flight Singles
Ksenia Pronina (ISU) def. Diana Davitaia (EMU), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0
U Flight Singles

Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Samantha Budai (ISU), 6-7, 6-2, 1-0
Meghan Cassens (ISU) def. Kylie Peek (GONZ), 6-2, 6-1
Gold Flight Singles

Talisa Merchiers (ISU) def. Milica Pavlovic (USD), 6-3, 6-3
Maroon Flight Singles
Emma Waites (ISU) def. Amanda Dick (DRAKE), 6-1, 6-0
Elvira Lopez (UNI) def. Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 6-2, 6-7, 1-0
Gopher Flight Singles
Caroline Andersen (ISU) def. Sydney Wolfe (UNI), 6-0, 6-1

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