BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Two SIUE women's tennis players moved into the semifinals in singles Friday at the Hoosier Classic.
Mia Frogner collected a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Indiana's Paula Gutierrez at the No. 1 singles flight. Morgan Steffes also advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Western Michigan's Gabriela Slavova at the No. 4 singles flight.
"Overall Morgan and Mia played well," said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. "Their experience being veterans really helped them in singles today."
Frogner joined her doubles teammate Tiffany Hollebeck for a pair of doubles victories on day one. The duo advanced to the semifinals of the No. 1 flight.
"Tiffany and Mia played extremely well," noted Mueller. "They seem to be clicking together. They have a good chance of advancing."
The Hoosier Classic will continue Saturday and Sunday. Mueller said the possibility exists that much of Saturday's play could move indoors due to weather concerns.
No. 1 Singles
Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Paula Gutierrez (Indiana), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Singles
Denise Azcui (Western Michigan) def. Tiffany Hollebeck (SIUE), 6-7, 6-0, 10-7
No. 1 Doubles
Frogner/Hollebeck (SIUE) def. Azcui/Melina Lyubomirova (Western Michigan), 8-5
Frogner/Hollebeck (SIUE) def. Culbertson/Tori Turner (Wright State), 8-1
No. 2 Doubles
Meika Ashby/Barbare Eristavi (Western Michigan) def. Steffes/Adams, 8-1
Elaine Cloern/Megan Brdicka (Wright State) def. Steffes/Adams, 8-5