Kylie Isaacs needs three wins to become Duquesne's all-time leader
Sept. 8, 2017
The Duquesne women’s tennis team opens the 2017 Fall season on at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. The Dukes will play Friday afternoon beginning at 2:00 PM and Saturday morning at 9:00 AM.
ISAACS LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Senior Kylie Isaacs needs three victories to become the program’s all-time leader in total wins. She currently has 145 victories and looks to surpass Rachel McGowan (2007-10). Isaacs had 75 singles win and is three shy of moving ahead of Jackie Hughes (2004-07) to become the program’s all-time leader.
The Dukes lost only two players to graduation last season in Megan Wasson and Zuzanna Stelmaszak. Returning will be junior Julianne Herman who went 19-4 at #2 singles and 25-6 with Isaacs at #1 doubles. Senior Maddy Adams looks to return from injury after playing only three matches in the Fall. Sophomore Aishwarya Kona is coming off a stellar freshman season where she had 22 wins and went 10-3 at #5 singles. Sophomore Laurel Shymansky also had a great freshman season, winning 21 singles matches, including a perfect record in A-10 play. Senior Ally Miller, who played at the 3, 4 and 5 spots least season, looks be a factor. Senior Koralie Etienne, who won her flight at the Greater Cincinnati Open last season is coming off a career-high season for wins. Senior Sara Mitrovic saw action at #2 and #3 doubles last season and won both her A-10 Conference singles matches. Junior Tyra Abdalla and sophomore Lindsey Miller each saw action last fall, but are expected to contribute this season.
New to the program are freshman Kourtney Cavalier and Maranda Sears. Cavalier played at Central Cambria and won three District 6-AA singles titles. She finished top eight in the PIAA tournament twice. Sears comes from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Arlington High School, where she played #1 singles. She finished in the in USTA Top 20.
• 9/15-17 -Greater Cincinnati Open
• 10/6-8 - Buffalo Invite
• 10/13-17 -ITA Championships
• 10/27-28 - Toledo Invitational