KALAMAZOO, MICH. - Senior co-captain Mary Hill won a singles title as the Bowling Green State University tennis team concluded play at the Western Michigan University Super Challenge on Sunday (Nov. 11). The three-day, nine-team tournament was held at the West Hills Athletic Club.
Hill captured three singles victories at the sixth flight on the weekend, and earned a flight title when her Sunday opponent, Penn State's Sarah Handerson, was forced to retire. Hill led by a 5-2 score in the opening set when the match was halted.
Two of Hill's teammates won the back draw of their respective singles flights. Freshman Drew Fillis defeated her opponent, from host WMU, in a third-set super tiebreaker at the eighth flight.
Fillis also had teamed with senior Jade Johnson to advance through the back draw in doubles, as that duo dropped their opening-round match at the third flight before bouncing back for a pair of victories.
Junior Nikki Chiricosta also advanced through the consolation bracket in singles. After a first-round loss at the number-one flight, she posted a pair of wins, including a straight-sets victory by identical 6-3 scores over an Iowa State opponent on Sunday.
Johnson posted a singles win in non-flighted action on Sunday, losing just two total games in a sweep of an ISU foe.