Monica Robinson advances in both the doubles and singles brackets on Sunday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional. She and partner Quinn Gleason will compete in Monday's doubles championship.

Top Doubles Tandem Advances To Monday's USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship Match


Oct. 19, 2014

URBANA, Ill. – The University of Notre Dame’s women’s tennis team will see its top doubles duo vie for the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship on Monday at the Atkins tennis center.

Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson continued to impress with an 8-5 win over Ohio States Grainee O’Neill and Anna Sanford in quarterfinal action. The fourth-seeded tandem then went onto dominate Northwestern’s Barnett and Rischbieth, 8-1, for a bid to the championship. Gleason and Robinson will face Michigan’s Emina Bektas and Alex Najaran at 10 a.m. (CT) Monday.

Robinson also rode the momentum into her singles matchup with another Buckeye, Ferny Angeles-Paz, taking that match 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. She will face DePaul’s Ana Vladutu in the quarterfinals on Monday.

Elsewhere in the doubles draw, Julie Vrable and Allison Miller dropped Klara Supejova and Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan), 8-6, in the quarterfinal, but fell to Bektas and Najaran, 8-1.

The tournament will continue on Monday, starting with the doubles championship, followed by the quarterfinals and semifinals of the singles competition.

Monday Matches

Main Singles Draw

Monica Robinson vs. Ana Vladutu (DePaul)

Main Doubles Draw
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson vs. Emina Bektas / Alex Najaran (Michigan), 10 a.m. (CT)

Sunday Matches
Main Singles Draw
Round of 16
Lox Sze Leung (Northwestern) def. Quinn Gleason, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-3
Monica Robinson def. Ferny Angeles-Paz (Ohio State), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Main Doubles Draw
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson def. Alicia Barnett / Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern), 8-1
Emina Bektas / Alex Najaran (Michigan) def. Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller, 8-1

Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson def. Grainee O’Neill / Anna Sanford (Ohio State), 8-5
Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller def. Klara Supejova / Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan), 8-6

Saturday Matches
Main Singles Draw
First Round
Julie Vrabel def. Mayu Sato (IPFW), 6-3, 6-2
Allison Miller def. Pia Rygh (Toledo), 6-1, 6-1
Mary Closs def. Aslina Chua (Michigan State), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Quinn Gleason, BYE
Monica Robinson, BYE

Second Round
Quinn Gleason def. Dominika Lackova (Youngstown State), 6-2, 6-4
Monica Robinson def. Marta Burak (Youngstown State), 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Patricia Faragas (DePaul) def. Julie Vrabel, 6-4, 6-4
Alicia Barnet (Northwestern) def. Allison Miller, 6-2, 6-1
Sandy Neihaus (Ohio State) def. Mary Closs, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Main Doubles Draw
Round of 16
Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson def. Erin Faulkner / Athena Truilloit (MSU), 8-6
Julie Vrabel / Allison Miller def. 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
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

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

by Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant