COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Delaware women’s tennis team opened play Friday with a day full of action at the Bedford Cup, hosted by the University of Maryland at the College Park Tennis Center.
 
Sophomore Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) and junior Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) each went 1-0 in singles action following first round byes to advance in the championship bracket Saturday.
 
Pilkington collected the 6-4, 6-2 victory over VCU’s Noumea Witmus while Komer kicked off the season with a 6-1, 7-5 rout of Virginia Tech’s McKenize Collins.
 
Annie Jaskulski (Wilmington, Del./Friends) was also victorious for the Blue Hens as the junior defeated Precious Udofe (Coppin State), 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 64.
 
In the doubles bracket, Pilkington paired with senior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) for the 6-3 decision over Georgetown’s Daphne De Chattelus and Anna Shore.
 
Jaskulski and classmate Draga Sabotic (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) also posted a 6-3 victory against Casey Marx (Georgetown) and Barbora Vasilkova (Towson).
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     ·     September 16-17 – Delaware at Beford Cup – 9 a.m. – College Park Tennis Center (College Park, Md.)
     ·     September 22-24 – Delaware at Harvard Fall Classic – Beren Tennis Center (Cambridge, Mass.)
     ·     September 29-October 1 – Delaware at Saint Joseph’s Fall Invitational – SJU Tennis Complex (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182