The Eastern Michigan University tennis team fall 2022 schedule came to a close with the Western Michigan University Invitational last weekend, Nov. 11- 13.
The results of the invitational do not count towards the team’s overall record for the 2022-23 campaign, but do count towards the statistics of individual players.
It was the second tournament of the fall for the Eagles after the team previously competed in the ITA Midwest Regional on Oct. 20-25.
The tournament began on Friday, Nov 11, with sophomore Prerna Vichare in the singles bracket against Northern Illinois University. While she lost in the match, she did take it to a third-set tiebreaker.
Vichare picked up her 16th-career singles win, her first since defeating Miami University's Laura Rico on April 3.
Sophomore Sabina Brichackova picked up a win in her singles with her counterpart from Cleveland State University. This win was the first by any Eagle this fall in the singles. Brichackova picked up singles wins numbers 21-23 in her career for EMU with her trip of wins at the WMU invitational.
Prior to last weekend, her last win came against Karin Hamilton of Western Michigan on April 22. Brichackova finished her perfect weekend Sunday, Nov. 13, with a win against Oakland University, while Vichare also got in the win column. Brichackova finished her perfect weekend Sunday, Nov. 13, with a win against Oakland University, while Vichare also got in the win column.
While most Eagles had seen action coming into the contest, it was the first of the fall for junior Asia Allen. Asia in singles fell in hard fought, straight-set match and the same went for sophomore Vidisha Reddy.
In doubles action, the pairing of Vichare and Brichackova got the weekend started right with a victory over their first opponent, Cleveland State. Mendez and Reddy teamed up as well, but were unable to come away with a victory. Vichare and Brichackova stayed perfect Saturday, earning another victory, over Wayne State, 6-3. The duo fell in their final round of play, 2-6, Sunday.
The pairing of Vichare and Brichackova now have 25 doubles wins together, dating back to the 2021-22 season.
The Eagles will enjoy a break before beginning the 2023 regular season campaign, Sunday, Jan. 29, at Cleveland State University.
For more information on the EMU womens tennis team, you can visit EMUEagles.com.