July 15, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Members of the Purdue women’s tennis team continue to have an impressive ‘summer’ on the courts. Incoming freshman Andjela Djokovic made the finals in a Queensland Junior Tournament on Sunday in Australia where it is currently the middle of the winter.
Djokovic began the Queensland Junior Winter International Tournament last Tuesday with an opening round singles match against fellow Aussie Hene Demiri. The incoming Boilermaker didn’t take long as she knocked off Demiri in 33 minutes, 6-0, 6-1. Two days later, the 68th-ranked player in Australia was even better. Djokovic blanked Angeline Devi Devanthiran from Singapore, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the round of 16.
Djokovic picked up another straight-sets win to advance to the quarterfinals. She defeated Katerina Valos, 6-2, 6-3. She then knocked off Genevieve McCloskey, 6-2, 6-2, on Friday to advance to the semifinals. There, Djokovic had another dominant straight-sets win as she topped Maddie Antoun, 6-4, 6-2, to advance to the finals.
The incoming Boilermaker joins a couple other Boilermakers who have had good performances in the offseason. Mara Schmidt won the Purdue regional in the Midwest ITA Summer Circuit at the beginning of July. Daniela Vidal also had a good showing as she finished tied for third in that tournament.