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Women's Tennis Posts Winning Start to USTA Invitational

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/06/2012
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Lindsay Graff upheld her top seed in the "A" draw.
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Princeton opened play Friday at the three-day USTA Women's College Invitational with a 13-1 record in singles over two rounds and 2-1 record in doubles over one round.

Lindsay Graff and Katherine Flanigan, top seeds in their draws, each won both of their singles matches, while freshmen Amanda Muliawan and Emily Hahn also went 2-0 in singles, as did Monica Chow and Joan Cannon. Katie Goepel, the top seed in the "D" draw, won her first-round match but was defeated in the quarterfinals.

The event will feature two rounds of doubles Sunday and one round of singles before concluding with Monday's final rounds. Complete results for Princeton are below and results for all players are available at the tournament site here.

"A" singles
Round of 16
Lindsay Graff (Prin) def. Chloe Sher (Seton Hall), 6-0, 5-7, (10-3)
Graff (Prin) def. Yvonne Hubler (Charleston Southern), 6-1, 4-6, (11-9)

"B" singles
Round of 16
Amanda Muliawan (Prin) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT), 6-1, 6-2
Muliawan (Prin) def. Ryan Young (Cornell), 6-1, 6-1

"C" singles
Katherine Flanigan (Prin) def. Alexandra Walters (Charleston Southern), 6-2, 6-0
Flanigan (Prin) def. Christy Sipes (N.C. State), 6-0, 6-0

"D" singles
Round of 16
Katie Goepel (Prin) def. Lindsay Balsamo (Rutgers), 6-1, 6-3
Elisha Hande (N.C. State) def. Goepel (Prin), 6-1, 6-2

"E" singles
Round of 16
Emily Hahn (Prin) def. Sophie Nelson (N.C. State), 6-3, 6-1
Monica Chow (Prin) def. Alana Prinos (Providence), 6-4, 5-7, (10-4)
Hahn (Prin) def. Margarita Belyakova (Morgan State), 6-3, 6-3
Chow (Prin) def. Taysha Blessington (LIU), 6-0, 6-2

"F" singles
Round of 16
Joan Cannon (Prin) def. Alexandra Landert (Seton Hall), 4-6, 6-4, (10-5)
Cannon (Prin) def. Alia Nour (Charleston Southern), 6-3, 6-2

No. 1 Doubles
Round of 16
Lindsay Graff-Amanda Muliawan (Prin) def. Elisha Hande-Chloe Smith (N.C. State), 8-2

No. 2 Doubles
Round of 16
Kelly Barry-Julia Casselbury (Boston College) def. Katherine Flanigan-Katie Goepel (Prin), 8-6

No. 3 Doubles
Round of 16
Monica Chow-Emily Hahn (Prin) def. Monika Graff-Hannelore MacDonald (NJIT), 8-4







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