WKU finished its fall tournament slate this weekend, competing at the Chattanooga Fall Invite. The Red and White recorded nine wins across the singles and doubles competitions, with each Lady Topper notching at least one victory.

Junior Lisa Friess and sophomore Laura Bernardos led the squad in singles, each winning two matches. Friess defeated opponents from Jacksonville State and host Chattanooga in straight sets. Friess played in the No. 4 spot throughout the weekend.

Spain-native Bernardos defeated two of her opponents in three sets each. Bernardos and fellow sophomore Millie Khoury traded off the No. 1 and 2 spots during the invite.

In the doubles competition, Khoury and junior Lucia Diaz Saez paired up in Diaz’s first appearance of the season. Two freshmen Lady Toppers, Zeniece Charles-Hall and Judit Gonzalez Agud, played together in the doubles round. Both WKU duos defeated tandems from Jacksonville State, each with final scores of 6-2.

WKU will begin spring action in mid-January when the Lady Toppers take on the Wildcats of Kentucky in Lexington.

Final Results


Harriet Hamilton (JSU) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU) – 7-5, 6-2
Polina Goloputova (UTC) def. Millie Khoury (WKU) – 6-3, 7-5
Millie Khoury (WKU) def. Elena Tendero (JSU) – 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4)

Asel Jumamukhambetova (UTM) def. Millie Khoury (WKU) – 6-4, 6-2
Laura Bernardos (WKU) def. Delaney Edwards (UTC) – 7-6 (8), 1-6, 1-0 (8)

Laura Bernardos (WKU) def. Jemima Potter (JSU) – 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4)
Malin Buechner (JSU) def. Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) – 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Hall (UTC) def. Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) – 6-2, 6-3

Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) def. Andrea Plantada (UTM) – 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (3)
Lisa Friess (WKU) def. Alba Conejero (JSU) – 6-3, 6-4
Lisa Friess (WKU) def. Emma van Hee (UTC) – 6-1, 6-3

Mizuki Sakurai (UTM) def. Lisa Friess (WKU) – 6-3, 6-4
Judit Gonzales Agud (WKU) def. Marine Alberteau (JSU) – 6-2, 7-5
Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) def. Judit Gonzales Agud (WKU) – 6-0, 6-1

Jule Streif (UTM) def. Judit Gonzales Agud (WKU) – 6-2, 6-4
Cristina Molls (JSU) def. Zeniece Charles-Hall (WKU) – 6-3, 7-5
Lily Holmes (UTC) def. Zeniece Charles-Hall (WKU) – 6-4, 7-5

Edwards/Van Hee (UTC) def. Bernardos/Friess (WKU) – 7-6 (5)
Hamilton/Conejero (JSU) def. Bernardos/Friess (WKU) – 6-4
Jumamukhambetova/Potter (UTM) def. Bernardos/ Friess (WKU) – 7-5

Tendero/Conejero (JSU) def. Bernardos/ Friess (WKU) – 6-2
Zaporozhets/Tarwater (UTC) def. Diaz Saez/Khoury (WKU) – 6-3
Diaz Saez/ Khoury (WKU) def. Tendero/ Buecher (JSU) – 6-2
Plantada/ Campbell (UTM) def. Diaz Saez/ Khoury (WKU) – 6-4

Hamilton/ Buecher (JSU) def. Diaz Saez/ Khoury (WKU) – 6-2
Hall/Goloputova (UTC) def. Charles-Hall/ Gonzales Agud – 6-0
Charles-Hall/ Gonzales Agud (WKU) def. Moll/ Alberteau (JSU) – 6-2
Sakurai/ Pratt (UTM) def. Charles-Hall/ Gonzales Agud (WKU) – 6-2
Casey/ Alberteau (JSU) def. Charles-Hall/ Gonzales Agud (WKU) – 6-4

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Dana Brown

Media Relations Assistant

WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations


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