Oct. 25, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio), a junior on the Notre Dame women's tennis team, advanced to the championship match of the singles draw on Monday at the 2010 ITA Midwest Regional at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor.
Frilling started the day with a quarterfinal match against Paloma Escobedo of Ohio State. She made quick work of her Buckeye opponent, knocking Escobedo off in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, for a berth in the semifinals and a meeting against the No. 3 seed Maria Mosolova of Northwestern.
The two met twice last season, splitting the two decisions, and entered their match on Monday with neither having dropped a set through three matches apiece at the ITA Midwest Regional.
Mosolova jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first set after breaking and holding to get play underway, but Frilling battled back to square the set at 3-3 and again at 4-4 before holding serve and breaking Mosolova to clinch the first set, 6-4. Frilling used that momentum throughout the second set, losing only two games to complete another straight-sets victory (6-4, 6-2).
Frilling will meet Denise Muresan of Michigan in the championship match on Tuesday. The tournament's No. 2 seed advanced with a straight-sets semifinal victory over Kate Turvy of Nortwestern, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2).
The match gets underway at 10:00 a.m. (ET) and can be followed via video and live scoring through mgoblue.com. Be sure to check back with und.com for a complete recap of Frilling's match for the singles championship.
2010 ITA Women's Midwest Regional - Day Five:
Singles Main Draw:
#1 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. Paloma Escobedo (OSU) - 6-2, 6-3
#1 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #3 Maria Mosolova (NU) - 6-4, 6-2