Julie Vrabel and teammate Allison Miller are onto the quarterfinals in the main doubles draw at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

Survive And Advance: Solid Irish Saturday At Midwest Regionals

Oct. 18, 2014


URBANA, Ill. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team continued its solid showing at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships Saturday, as the Irish posted a 5-3 record in singles and a 2-0 mark in doubles to advance an impressive group into Sunday action.

The standout doubles unit of Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson are shining individually too, as they both qualified for the round of 16 in the main singles draw with victories over foes from Youngstown State. Gleason bested Dominika Lackova, 6-2, 6-4, while Robinson took down Marta Burak, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. Gleason will meet Lox Sze Leung (Northwestern) Sunday, while Robinson will battle Lauren Chypyha (Wisconsin).

In doubles action, the duo will meet Grainee O’Neill and Anna Sanford from Ohio State Sunday in the quarterfinals after taking down Michigan State’s Erin Faulkner and Athena Truilloit, 8-6.

On the other half of the bracket, Julie Vrabel and Allison Miller also advanced to the quarterfinals with a close, 8-7 (7-3) win over Lauren Burich and Kelsey Grambeau of Wisconsin. They will next meet Klara Supejova and Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan) for the right to go to the semifinals.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Vrabel, Mary Closs and Miller all saw their singles tournament end in the second round. For Miller, she had to advance through the qualifying singles bracket before making it to the main singles draw. After a first round bye, she went 2-0 in the qualifying bracket and won her first round match Saturday before suffering a loss in the second round.

Sunday Matches

Main Singles Draw
Round of 16
Quinn Gleason vs. Lox Sze Leung (Northwestern)
Monica Robinson vs. Lauren Chypyha (Wisconsin)

Main Doubles Draw
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson vs. Grainee O’Neill / Anna Sanford (Ohio State)
Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller vs. Klara Supejova / Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan)

Saturday Matches

Main Singles Draw
First Round
Julie Vrabel d. Mayu Sato (IPFW), 6-3, 6-2
Allison Miller d. Pia Rygh (Toledo), 6-1, 6-1
Mary Closs d. Aslina Chua (Michigan State), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Second Round
Quinn Gleason d. Dominika Lackova (Youngstown State), 6-2, 6-4
Monica Robinson vs. Marta Burak (Youngstown State), 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Patricia Faragas (DePaul) d. Julie Vrabel, 6-4, 6-4
Alicia Barnet (Northwestern) d. Allison Miller, 6-2, 6-1
Sandy Neihaus (Ohio State) d. Mary Closs, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Main Doubles Draw
Round of 16
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson d. Erin Faulkner / Athena Truilloit (MSU), 8-6
Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller d. Lauren Burich / Kelsey Grambeau (Wisconsin), 8-7 (7-3)

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 (7-3), 6-4, 6-1

Main Doubles Draw
First Round
Nino Sujashvili / Irina Slizovskaya (Detroit) def. Mary Closs / Molly O’Koniewksi, 8-2
Second Round
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson def. Nelle Youel / Arantza DeLaTorre (Northern Illinois), 8-4

Thursday Matches

Qualifying Singles Draw
First Round
Second Round
Allison Miller def. Sephora Boulbahaiem (EIU), 6-1, 6-4
Molly O’Koniewski def. Kulikovskaya (Detroit), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller def. Grace Tapak / Madie Baillon (Illinois), 8-3