Minnesota freshman Valerie Vladea defeated Simona Petrutiu in the first round of the ITA Midwest Championships main draw singles competition in Ann Arbor, Mich. Vladea won in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. She fell in the second round to Chrissie Nolan of Michigan, 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles competition, sophomores Amy Thomas and Michaela Havelkova lost their first match but defeated Kristi Dunham and Selma Kurtagic of Western Illinois in the consolation round, 8-6, before defaulting in the third round.
ITA Midwest Championships
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Main Draw Singles Valerie Vladea, Gophers, def. Simona Petrutiu, Northwestern, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 Chrissie Nolan, Michigan, def. Vladea, 6-2, 6-0 Kavitha Tiprineni, Michigan, def. Amy Thomas, Gophers, 6-3, 6-3 Consolation Singles Lianna Dorn, Wis.-Green Bay, def. Thomas, default Main Draw Doubles Moloney/Moloney, Cincinnati, def. Thomas/>Michaela Havelkova, Gophers, 8-6 Consolation Doubles Thomas/Havelkova def. Dunham/Kurtagic, Western Illinois, 8-6 Anderson/Rojas-Serpa, Akron, def. Thomas/Havelkova, default