Kalamazoo, Mich. - Freshman Sarah Batty concluded a solid weekend at the Bronco Invitational hosted by Western Michigan University by claiming a 6-2, 6-3 win over Drake's Annali de Bruyn at the number one singles position on Sunday. Batty led a crop of three Hoosiers to claim wins over Drake, as Martina Grimm defeated Cynthia Skogerboe, 6-1, 6-3 at two and Dominika Walterova won a narrow 7-5, 7-5 decision over Rebekah Thomas at three.
Also competing for the Hoosiers were Sophie Rychlik and Jessica Groth. Rychlik suffered a 7-6, 6-0 setback at four and Groth rounded out the lineup with a tough 3-6, 7-6 (8), 1-0 (7) loss to Marie Mainil at the five spot.
Batty, however, was the story for the Hoosiers throughout the tournament, competing at the number one singles spot in her first collegiate action. The Chesterfield, England native went 3-1 on the weekend.
Indiana will be back in action when it hosts the Hoosier Classic Invitational from October 4-6 at the IU Tennis Courts.
Bronco Invitational (Complete Results for Indiana)
Indiana vs Drake
1. Sarah Batty (IU) def Annali de Bruyn (DU); 6-2, 6-3
2. Martina Grimm (IU) def. Cynthia Skogerboe (DU); 6-1, 6-3
3. Dominika Walterova (IU) def. Rebekah Thomas (DU); 7-5, 7-5
4. Melinda Fenimore (DU) def. Sophie Rychlik (IU); 7-6, 6-0
5. Marie Mainil (DU) def. Jessica Groth (IU); 3-6, 7-6 (8), 1-0 (7)