MADISON, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's tennis team opened up its spring season on Friday with a match against Eastern Michigan at the Nielsen Tennis Center on the University of Wisconsin campus. The Phoenix dropped its first contest of 2012, 7-0, to the Eagles.
Phoenix freshman Amanda Timm (Milwaukee, Wis.) was involved in Green Bay's two closest matches of the evening - the No. 3 singles and the No. 2 doubles matches. In singles action, Timm dropped a tight 7-5, 6-4 result to EMU's Mariya Toncheva after teaming up with junior Rebecca Nelson (Brookfield, Wis.) for a narrow, 8-6 defeat in the second doubles spot.
The duo of Jennifer Bradfield (Fairfield, Iowa) and Morgan Weuve (Green Bay, Wis.) had a tough test in the No. 1 doubles match, facing the Eagles' nationally-ranked pair of Nino Mebuke and Miriam Westerink. Bradfield and Weuve hung tough, but Mebuke and Westerink prevailed with an 8-3 result.
The Phoenix women will return to action on Sunday when they travel back to Madison to take on Wisconsin at 9 a.m.
No. 1 - Miriam Westerink (EMU) def. Jennifer Bradfield (GB) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Nino Mebuke (EMU) def. Morgan Weuve (GB) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 - Mariya Toncheva (EMU) def. Amanda Timm (GB) 7-5, 6-4
No. 4 - Ankita Bhatia (EMU) def. Maria Anderson (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Marcela Rivero (EMU) def. Rebecca Nelson (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Daphne Friedrichs (EMU) def. Hayley Harnden (GB) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - No. 57 Mebuke/Westerink (EMU) def. Bradfield/Weuve (GB) 8-3
No. 2 - Georgia de'Lisle-Tarr/Toncheva (EMU) def. Timm/Nelson (GB) 8-6
No. 3 - Rivero/Bhatia (EMU) def. Anderson/Harnden (GB) 8-0