Nov. 6, 2009
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Sophomore Kristy Frilling fell in the second round of the ITA National Indoor Championships Friday, but two members of the Irish squad went 4-0 on the first day of play at the Western Michigan Invitational.
The 20th-ranked Frilling lost to Washington’s No. 16 Venise Chan, 7-5, 6-3, in the second round Friday.
Krisik topped Iowa State’s Erin Karonis, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (9), in the first round, while Rafael defeated Iowa State’s Maria Fernanda Macedo, 6-3, 6-2.
The Irish duo teamed up to knock off Louisville’s Mandy Brown and Jo-Ann Van Aerde, 8-3, in the doubles first round, before toppling Evgeniya Vertesheva and Katya Zapadalova, of Indiana, 8-1, in the second round.
Krisik and Rafael will continue play tomorrow in Kalamazoo.
ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
#16 Venise Chan (WASH) def. #20 Kristy Frilling (ND) 7-5, 6-3
Western Michigan Invitational
Singles First Round
Kali Krisik (ND) def. Erin Karonis (ISU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (9)
Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Maria Fernanda Macedo (ISU) 6-3, 6-2
Krisk/Rafael (ND) def. Brown/Van Aerde (UL) 8-3
Krisk/Rafael (ND) def. Vertesheva/Zapadalova (IU) 8-1