University of Delaware Women Netters Perform Well at Season Opening Towson Invitational
September 7, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
TOWSON, Md. -- The University of Delaware women’s tennis team looked sharp in its first competition of the 2012-13 season Friday as the Blue Hens took on host Towson and Mt. St. Mary’s at the first day of the Towson Invitational.
Both matches were non-scoring competitions.
The Blue Hens opened the tournament against Towson as Dorothy Safron at No. 1 singles, and freshmen Danea Jonjic at No. 2, Nataliya Naumova at No. 3, and Carmen Lei at No. 4 all picked up victories. Kim Milla (at right) and Olivia Heim also combined for a 6-2, 6-3 win in the doubles match.
Against Mt. St. Mary’s, the Hens won three of the four singles matches and won at the doubles competition. Jonjic won at the No. 1 spot while Milla was the winner at No. 3 and Heim was victorious at the No. 4 spot. Safron and Lei then combined for a 6-0, 6-1 win at doubles.
The three-day event will continue with matches on Saturday and Sunday.
Delaware vs. Towson (Non-scoring)
Singles: Dorothy Safron, D, def. Nani Lizani, 6-1, 6-1; Danea Jonjic, D, def. Lovena, 6-3, 6-0; Nataliya Naumova, D, def. Ayana Dow, 6-3, 6-3; Carmen Lei, D, def. Andrea Shamlin, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Doubles: Kim Milla-Oliva Heim, D, def. Mariah Burke-Ariel Burke, 6-2, 6-3.
Delaware vs. Mt. St. Mary’s (Non-scoring)
Singles: Danea Jonjic, D, def. Samantha Pinchoff, 6-2, 6-1; Kelly Conroy, MSM, def. Nataliya Naumova, D, 5-7, 6-1, 10-8; Kim Milla, D, def. Renee Deane, 7-5, 4-6, 10-8; Olivia Heim, D, def. Danielle Nguyen, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Dorothy Safron-Carmen Lai, D, def. Taylor D’Agostino-Isabella Draper, 6-0, 6-1.
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