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Badgers wrap up difficult weekend at the Wildcat Invite




Oct. 6, 2013

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Evanston, Ill.

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– Dodging thunderstorms and stiffer competition, Wisconsin concluded the Wildcat Invite Sunday after a rough weekend of action in Evanston, Ill.

“In general we had some ups and downs,” said first-year head coach Tina Samara. “The strength of the tournament was stronger than our last two tournaments. Now the team realizes how much harder we have to work. We had really good talks this weekend and now we are all on the same page.”

On Saturday, Lauren Chypyha and Helen Rabot found success in singles play. Chypyha defeated Katherine Flanigan of Princeton, 6-1 before Flanigan retired. Rabot won 6-1, 6-1 against Veronica Laceda of Illinois-Chicago.

Anastasia Tripolskaya did not play her first match against Aria Lambert of Minnesota. She then played an extra game against Liza Fieldsend of NC State, falling short 6-5, 6-1.

“We were able to get some wins but we had losses as well,” said Samara. “Fitness played a role in a lot of the losses in the third sets. Physical and mental fatigue took a toll. The teams we played against can stay out there all day.”

Sydney Rider and Lauren Burich claimed two of those third-set losses. Rider was defeated by NC State’s Sophie Nelson 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, while Burich dropped a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 decision to Abbi Melrose of Oklahoma.

In doubles play on Saturday, the team of Chypyha and Rabot found success in their first match. Chypyha and Rabot defeated Christy Spies and Taylor Zaytoun of NC State, 6-2. However, in their second match, the team lost to Marie Faure and Caryssa Peretz of Virginia, 6-1.

After the cancellation of their first match, Rider and Burich couldn’t keep pace with Alicia Barnett and Lok Sze Leung of host Northwestern, falling 6-1.

Tripolskaya teamed with Northwestern’s Jillian Rooney in doubles play and started their day off with a bye before topping Kendall Heitzner and Yuliana Umanets of Minnesota, 6-5, in round two. The duo then lost 6-3 to Aria Lambert and Kelsey Frechette of Minnesota.

“We are really improving in doubles and hopefully we can carry that success over into singles as we move forward,” said Samara.

On Sunday, Burich, Rider and Rabot all played extra single matches. Burich lost 6-4, 6-3 to Whitney Wofford of Oklahoma. Rider defeated Katie Goepel of Pinceton, 6-0, 6-5, while Rabot was in tie-breakers 5-6, 6-3, (10-8) by Ann Pepper of Oklahoma.

Extra games were also played in doubles as Chypyha and Rabot defeated Sophie Nelson and Natalia Janowicz of NC State, 6-4. Rider and Burich lost their bonus match, 6-1, to Rachael James-Baker and Liza Fieldsend of NC State.

Results – Sunday, Oct. 6
Whitney Wofford (OK) def. Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-4, 6-3
Sydney Rider (WIS) def. Katie Goepel (PRIN) – 6-0, 6-5
Ann Pepper (OK) def. Helen Rabot (WIS) – 5-6, 6-3, (10-8)

Lauren Chyphya/Helen Rabot (WIS) def. Sophie Nelson/Natalia Janowicz (NC ST) – 6-4
Rachael James-Baker/Liza Fieldsend (NC ST) def. Sydney Rider/Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-1

Results – Saturday, Oct. 5
Lauren Chypyha (WIS) def. Katherine Flanigan (PRIN) – 6-1, RET
Sophie Nelson (NC ST) def. Sydney Rider (WIS) – 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) and Aria Lambert (MINN) – DNP
Liza Fieldsend (NC ST) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – 6-5, 6-1
Abbi Melrose (OK) def. Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Helen Rabot (WIS) def. Veronica Laceda (UIC) – 6-1, 6-1

Lauren Chyphya/Helen Rabot (WIS) def. Christy Sipes/Taylor Zaytoun (NC ST) – 6-2
Marie Faure/Caryssa Peretz (UVA) def. Lauren Chyphya/Helen Rabot (WIS) – 6-1
Sydney Rider/Lauren Burich (WIS) and Mia Lancaster/Zita Engbroks (OK) – DNP
Alicia Barnett/Lok Sze Leung (NU) def. Sydney Rider/Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-1
Jillian Rooney (NU)/Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – BYE
Jillian Rooney (NU)/Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) def. Kendall Heitzner/ Yuliana Umanets (MINN) – 6-5
Aria Lambert/Kelsey Frechette (MINN) def. Jillian Rooney (NU)/Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – 6-3

Oct. 4, 2013

Evanston, Ill. – The Badgers had a rough start in opening day of the Wildcat Invite going 1-8 in singles play and 0-3 in doubles play.

In singles play, Lauren Burich found success in her first match against Julia Jamieson of Illinios, 6-2, 6-4. Burich was then defeated, 6-4, 6-4, by Rebeca Mitera of DePaul. After a bye, Helen Rabot lost to Kathryn Sharples of Illinois-Chicago, 6-5 (3), 6-3. 

Lauren Chypyha fell to both Natallia Pintusava of Minnesota and Mia Lancaster of Oklahoma going respectively 6-4, 6-4 and 6-5, 4-6, 6-2. Sydney Rider was defeated in tie-breakers against Jessika Mozia of Minnesota, 3-6, 6-1, 6-5 (5). Rider then lost, 6-1, 6-1 to Emma Devine of Oklahoma.

Anastasia Tripolskaya also lost in tie-breakers in her first match against Zaina Sufi of DePaul, 6-1, 3-6, 6-5 (5). Tripolskaya then fell to Whitney Wofford of Oklahoma, 6-5 (3), 6-2.

In doubles play, Chypyha and Rabot fell 6-5 to Kelsey Lawson and Rebeca Mitrea or DePaul. The duo of Rider and Burich were defeated by Veronica Corning and Brooke Rischbieth, 6-1. Tripolskaya paired up with Jillian Rooney of Northwestern against Katie Goepel and Emily Hahn of Princeton falling short 6-5.

The Wildcat Invite continues Saturday.

Results – Friday, Oct. 4
Natallia Pintusava (MINN) def. Lauren Chypyha (WIS) – 6-4, 6-4
Mia Lancaster (OK) def. Lauren Chypyha (WIS) – 6-5, 4-6, 6-2
Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Sydney Rider (WIS) – 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
Emma Devine (OK) def. Sydney Rider (WIS) – 6-1, 6-1
Zaina Sufi (DEP) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – 6-1, 3-6, 6-5 (5)
Whitney Wofford (OK) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – 6-5 (3), 6-2
Lauren Burich (WIS) def. Julia Jamieson (ILL) – 6-2, 6-4
Rebeca Mitera (DEP) def. Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-4, 6-4
Kathyrn Sharples (UIC) def. Helen Rabot (WIS) – 6-5 (3), 6-3

Kelsey Lawson/Rebeca Mitrea (DEP) def. Lauren Chypyha/Helen Rabot (WIS) – 6-5
Veronica Corning/Brooke Rischbieth (NU) def. Sydney Rider/Lauren Burich (WIS) – 6-1
Katie Goepel/Emily Hahn (PRIN) def. Jillian Rooney (NU)/Anastasia Tripolskaya (WIS) – 6-5

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