Allison Miller won her second-round match Thursday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals.

Irish Duo Advance At Midwest Regionals

Oct. 16, 2014


URBANA, Ill. — Both University of Notre Dame entries at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships singles qualifying draw secured spots in the quarterfinal round Thursday at the Atkins Tennis Center.

Allison Miller and Molly O’Koniewski enjoyed first-round byes before recording second-round victories. Miller defeated Sephora Boulbahaiem from Eastern Illinois, 6-1, 6-4, while O’Koniewski pulled out a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 win over Detroit’s Valeriya Kulikovskaya to advance.

Round three of the qualifying draw will start at 9 a.m. (CT) Friday. Miller will face Alexa Brandt (Bradley), with O’Koniewski pairing with Jade Hilton (Illinois). The first round of the doubles portion of the tournament will commence at 2 p.m. (CT).

Follow, @NDWomensTennis on Twitter or the Tournament Central page for updates throughout the tournament. A live video stream will be provided for six courts and the link can be found using the tournament central page at the top of the article. Updates can also be found through @IlliniWTennis on Twitter.

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), 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Friday Matches

Qualifying Singles Draw


Allison Miller vs. Alexa Brandt (Bradley), Friday

Molly O’Koniewski vs. Jade Hilton (Illinois), Friday

Doubles Main Draw

First Round

Mary Closs / Molly O’Koniewksi vs. Nino Sujashvili / Irina Slizovskaya (Detroit), 2 p.m. CT

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson, BYE

Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller, BYE

Second Round

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson vs. Bailey Padgett / Kailey Eaton (Butler) -or- Nelle Youel / Arantza DeLaTorre (Northern Illinois), 5:45 p.m. CT

Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller vs. Emily Meyers / Lexi Baylis (Michigan State) -or- Grace Tapak / Madie Baillon (Illinois), 7 p.m. CT

–Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant