Bloomington, Ind - The Indiana women's tennis team performed well in day one of the Eck Classic held at Notre Dame Friday, Nov. 8. Sarah Batty and Martina Grimm both advanced to the semi finals of their respective flights. Batty will face Alicia Salas of Notre Dame who defeated her Louisville and Purdue opponents 6-0, 6-0. On Batty's road to the quarterfinals she defeated Daniela Kaluskowa of Syracuse 6-2, 6-2 and Kaite Sunha of Notre Dame 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(5).
In other quarterfinal action Grimm will challenge Kelly Nelson of Notre Dame. Grimm defeated Maggie Donohue of Notre Dame 6-2, 6-0 and Mariana Torres of Louisville 4-6, 6-0, 1-0(7).
Karie Schlukebir overcame Shawna Zuccarini of Purdue 2-6, 7-6(5), and 1-0(5), but then fell to her Notre Dame opponent, Kristina Stastny 7-5, 2-6, 1-0(5). Schlukebir will face teammate and doubles partner Linda Tran who fell to Notre Dame's Lauren Connelly.
Jessica Groth and Sophie Rychlik both dropped two difficult matches in the Gold Flight Singles. Groth fell to Syracuse's Trine Juliessen 6-1, 6-1, and Louisville's Paige Eber 6-2, 6-2. Rychlik was defeated by Jasmin Singh of Louisville 6-0, 6-1 and Notre Dame's Liz Donohue 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles action Schlukebir and Tran will look to face Donohue and Nelson of Notre Dame at 9 am tomorrow. They defeated Paige Eber and Jasmin Singh of Louisville 8-0.
Batty and Grimm downed Amy Walgenbach and Shawna Zuccarini of Purdue 8-4 to advance in doubles.
Action will resume at 9 am tomorrow with two rounds of doubles and one round of singles for all players.
Martina Grimm(IU) def. Maggie Donahue(ND) 6-2, 6-0
Martina Grimm(IU) def. Mariana Torres(UL) 6-2, 6-2
Trine Juliessen(Syr) def. Jessica Groth(IU) 6-1, 6-1
Paige Eber(UL) def. Jessica Groth(IU) 6-2, 6-2
Jasmin Singh(UL) def. Sophie Rychlik(IU) 6-0, 6-1
Liz Donahue(ND) def. Sophie Rychlik(IU) 6-4, 6-1
Sarah Batty(IU) def Daniela Kaluskowa(Syr) 6-2, 6-2
Sarah Batty(IU) def. Kaite Cunha(ND) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(5)
Karie Schlukebir(IU) def. Shawna Zuccacini(PU) 2-6, 7-6(5), 1-0(5)
Kristina Stastny(ND) def. Karie Schlukebir(IU) 7-5, 2-6, 1-0(5)
Linda Tran(IU) def. Jennifer Smith(ND) 7-6(10), 6-3
Lauren Connelly(ND) def. Linda Tran(IU) 6-5, ret.