May 26, 2010
ATHENS, Ga. – Irish sophomore Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship Wednesday with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Clemson’s Josipa Bek at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
With the win, Frilling improved to 28-10 on the season, while Bek fell to 28-14.
The 16th-ranked Frilling broke a 3-3 tie to take the 6-4 first-set victory, before falling the second set. Frilling was able to rebound in the third set, cruising to the 6-1 win.
Frilling will take on No. 44 Kristi Boxx of Ole Miss Thursday. A two-time all-SEC selection and a conference all-tournament choice this season, Boxx is 15-14 and helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Round of 16. Boxx defeated Wake Forest’s Martina Pavelec, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, in the first round Wednesday.
Frilling will also team with senior Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan.) Thursday to take on North Carolina’s 13th-ranked Sanaz Marand and Sophie Grabinski in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Live stats for all of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships will be available at www.georgiadogs.com. Check www.UND.com for a complete recap of all Irish matches.
NCAA Singles Championship
#16 Kristy Frilling def. #17 Josipa Bek 6-4, 4-6, 6-1