KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Sophomore Alex Aiello and senior Carla Manzi Tenorio each won a singles matches on Saturday on the second day of the Western Michigan Invitational featuring six other schools participating in the three-day fall event.
The Western Michigan Invitational is the last fall tournament the Buffaloes will be participating in during the 2013 calendar year.
“Today, we came up against some really good competition,” said CU head coach Nicole Kenneally. “We may not have fared as we would have liked, but the girls continue to fight and played hard, which is good to see in the last fall tournament of the semester.”
Aiello won her 10th singles match of the fall, a team high, defeating Katie Brozovich of Bowling Green, 6-0, 6-4. It was also Aiello’s seventh straight win.
Manzi Tenorio bounced back with a pair of wins over the last two days at the WMU Invite after starting on the short-end during the month of September, where she dropped a few matches. The senior from Cali, Colombia, also defeated a Bowling Green opponent, Brittany Plaszewski in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (3).
The singles field consists of 10 round robin draws of four players each, with each player playing a round of singles on each day. The doubles field, however, will consist of a bracketed draw of 16, with two rounds of doubles over the last two days. All matches will be played at West Hills Athletic Club, a 10-court indoor facility operated by the University.
The scoring at the WMU Super Challenge will be done using an experimental format. Singles matches will be played with tiebreakers at 5-5 and a third-set super tiebreaker if necessary, and doubles matches will be played to six games, also with a tiebreaker at 5-5.
CU also won a doubles match on the day as junior Julyette Steur and freshman Nuria Ormeño Ruiz defeated Western Michigan’s team of Ashby/Sujashvili, 6-4.
The final day of the WMU Invite will conclude Sunday with singles play.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Round 2 Singles
Alex Aiello (CU) def. Katie Brozovich (Bowling Green) 6-0, 6-4
Carla Manzi Tenorio (Colorado) def. Brittany Plaszewski (Bowling Green) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (3)
Ana Pimienta (Marquette) def. Julyette Steur (CU) 5-6 (4), 6-5 (0), 1-0 (8)
Mary Closs (Notre Dame) def. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) 6-3, 6-4
Carolyn Chupa (Indiana) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-2, 6-4
Chupa/Klycek (Indiana) def. Aiello/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-0
Kauss/Rubenstein (Indiana) def. Steur/Ormeño Ruiz (CU) 6-1
Doubles Extra Matches
Robinson/Vrabel (Notre Dame) def. Aiello/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-2
Steur/Ormeño Ruiz (Colorado) def. Ashby/Sujashvili (Western Michigan) 6-4