Women’s tennis wraps up competitive weekend at Wildcat Invite | Tech Rasta

EVANSTON, Ill. – Michigan State women’s tennis ended play at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center on the campus of Northwestern University on Sunday afternoon, as the Spartans joined a seven-team field and posted 10 wins overall in the of the Wildcat Invite 2022.

MSU sent seven student-athletes to the event, including juniors Ayshe cangraduate Nicole Assholefirst-year student Makenna Martinezfirst-year student Juliet Naskjunior Marlo Schiffmansecond Liisa Vehvilainen and senior Dagmar Zdrubecka. The Spartans faced competitors from Northwestern, Marquette, Kansas, Iowa State, USF and Chicago State.

Vehvilainen led the way with four overall wins over the weekend, highlighted by a pair of singles and doubles victories. The native of Turku, Finland cruised past Briana Crowley of Northwestern in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, before overcoming a tough first-set loss to defeat Silvia Maria Costache of Kansas 0-6, 6 -4, 6 -3 points. In doubles, Vehvilainen teamed with Can to defeat Iowa State’s Chie Kezuka and Anna Supapitch Kuearum by a 6-3 margin. The pair ended the tournament with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Kansas Costache and Carmen Roxana Manu.

The MSU pair of Conard and Nask fought together over the weekend, posting a 6-4 victory over the USF pair of Sierra Berry and Grace Schumacher. Conard also picked up two singles wins, dismantling USF’s Kiana Mokhtari 6-3, 6-0 before picking up another straight-sets result over Marquette’s Emma Davis, 6-4, 6-3. Nask picked up his first career singles victory, picking up an ultra-competitive 7-6, 7-6 win over Berry.

Schiffman picked up her own pair of victories at the event, winning a singles match and earning a doubles win as part of a combination tag team with Chicago State’s Ethel Li. Li and Schiffman teamed up and defeated Marquette challengers Emma Davis and Elizabeth Ferdman, 6-1. Schiffman followed up that effort with his first singles victory of the 2022-23 campaign, shipping with Ferdman by a dominating 6-3, 6-0 advantage.

Full Michigan State results from the Wildcat Invitational are listed below.


Michigan State women’s tennis resumes in two weeks, as the Spartans travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to compete in the 2022 ITA Midwest Regional Championships. Action from the Varsity Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Michigan is scheduled to begin Thursday, October 20 and continue through Monday, October 24.

Wildcat Invitational – Full Tournament Results
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Sydney Pratt (NU) defeated. Ayshe can (USM) 6-1, 6-2
Liisa Vehvilainen (MSU) def. Briana Crowley (NU) 6-0, 6-4
Maria Shusharina (NU) defeated. Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-0, 6-1
Jennifer Reister (NU) defeated. Makenna Martinez (USM) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Nicole Hopman (MARQ) defeated. Marlo Schiffman (USM) 6-3, 6-4
Anna Supapitch Kuearum (ISU) defeated. Juliet Nask (USM) 6-3, 6-3
Nicole Asshole (MSU) def. Kiana Mokhtari (USF) 6-3, 6-0
Cliona Walsh (USF) defeated. Makenna Martinez (USM) 7-5, 6-4
Laura Pellicer (USF) def. Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Chie Kezuka (ISU) defeats. Liisa Vehvilainen (USM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Anna Supapitch Kuearum (ISU) defeated. Ayshe can (USM) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
Marlo Schiffman (MSU) def. Elizabeth Ferdman (MARQ) 6-3, 6-0
Grace Schumacher (USF) defeated. Nicole Asshole (USM) 6-4, 6-3
Juliet Nask (MSU) def. Sierra Berry (USF) 7-6, 7-6
Nicole Asshole (MSU) def. Emma Davis (MARQ) 6-4, 6-3
Carmen Roxana Manu (KU) defeats. Ayshe can (USM) 6-3, 6-2
Liisa Vehvilainen (MSU) def. Silvia Maria Costache (KU) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Ireland Simme (USF) def. Juliet Nask (MSU) 3-1, retired
Mariana Manyoma-Velasquez (KU) defeated. Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-1, 6-1
Jocelyn Massey (KU) defeated. Makenna Martinez (USM) 6-0, 6-1


Sydney Pratt/Briana Crowley (NU) def. Ayshe can / Liisa Vehvilainen (USM) 6-2
Maria Shusharina / Jennifer Riester (NU) def. Makenna Martinez / Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-3
Tiana Windbuchler / Nicole Hopman (MARQ) def. Marlo Schiffman (MSU) / Ethel Li (CSU) 6-4
Kiana Mokhtari / Marta Falceto Font (USF) defeated. Juliet Nask / Nicole Asshole (USM) 6-4
Laura Pellicer/Cliona Walsh (USF) def. Makenna Martinez / Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-3
Ayshe can / Liisa Vehvilainen (MSU) def. Chie Kezuka / Anna Supapitch Kuearum (ISU) 6-3
Ethel Li (CSU) / Marlo Schiffman (MSU) def. Emma Davis / Elizabeth Ferdman (MARQ) 6-1
Juliet Nask / Nicole Asshole (MSU) def. Sierra Berry / Grace Schumacher (USF) 6-4
Justine Leong / Christina Hand (NU) def. Juliet Nask / Nicole Asshole (USM) 6-4
Ayshe can / Liisa Vehvilainen (MSU) def. Carmen Roxana Manu / Silvia Maria Costache (KU) 7-5
Mariana Manyoma-Velasquez / Jocelyn Massey (KU) def. Makenna Martinez / Dagmar Zdrubecka (USM) 6-4


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