Monica Robinson (pictured) and Quinn Gleason will head into the third round of doubles and second round of singles competition Saturday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals.

Irish Doubles Victories Highlight Early Rounds At Midwest Regionals

Oct. 17, 2014


— A pair of strong doubles wins highlighted the day for the University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships at the Atkins Tennis Center at the University of Illinois.

The No. 4 seed pair of Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson, who enjoyed a first-round bye in the main doubles draw, handled Northern Illinois’ Nelle Youel and Arantza DeLaTorre, 8-4, in the second round. Julie Vrabel and Allison Miller, the ninth-seeded duo, dropped Grace Tapak and Madie Baillon (Illinois) in similar fashion, by a score of 8-3. Both pairs advanced into the third round.

Miller added to the Irish win tally in the qualifying singles draw. The freshman rebounded from a first-set setback to defeat Bradley’s Alexa Brandt 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, as well as advance into Saturday’s main singles draw.

The Irish will face a full day Saturday, with the third round of the doubles draw kicking off at 9 a.m. (CT). The main singles draw will follow with Vrabel, Miller and Mary Closs prepping for first-round matches in the main singles draw, while Gleason and Robinson received byes into the event’s second round.

Thursday Matches

Qualifying Singles Draw

First Round

Allison Miller, BYE

Molly O’Koniewski, BYE

Second Round

Allison Miller def. Sephora Boulbahaiem (EIU), 6-1, 6-4

Molly O’Koniewski def. Kulikovskaya (Detroit), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Friday Matches

Qualifying Singles Draw


Allison Miller def. Alexa Brandt (Bradley), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Jade Hilton (Illinois) def. Molly O’Koniewski, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1

Main Doubles Draw

First Round

Nino Sujashvili / Irina Slizovskaya (Detroit) def. Mary Closs / Molly O’Koniewksi, 8-2

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson, BYE

Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller, BYE

Second Round

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson def. Nelle Youel / Arantza DeLaTorre (Northern Illinois), 8-4

Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller def. Grace Tapak / Madie Baillon (Illinois), 8-3

Saturday Matches

Main Singles Draw

First Round

Julie Vrabel vs. Mayu Sato (IPFW)

Allison Miller vs. Pia Rygh (Toledo)

Mary Closs vs. Aslina Shua (Michigan State)

Quinn Gleason, BYE

Monica Robinson, BYE

Second Round

Quinn Gleason vs. Dominika Lackova (Youngsotwn State) -or – Ally Sanford (Ohio State)

Monica Robinson vs. Marta Burak (Youngstown State) -or – Kristy Dodge (Michigan)

Main Doubles Draw

Third Round

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson vs. Erin Faulkner / Athena Truilloit (MSU)

Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller vs. Lauren Burich / Kelsey Grambeau (Wisconsin)

–Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant