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Women's Tennis Rolls through Day One
Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2006
MADISON - The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team did not suffer a single defeat in singles or doubles play today and has three potential championships lined up for tomorrow at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
All three doubles duos won every match today and are in tomorrow's championships. The No. 1 team of Laura Geissler (Sr.-Coon Rapids, MN) and Sarah Riordan (Jr.-Appleton/North) had the two seed and they won 8-2 over the seventh-seeded UW-Stevens Point team. They then defeated the sixth-seeded UW-Oshkosh pair 8-2. Tomorrow they will face top-seeded UW-La Crosse for the championship.
Kristie Carlson (Jr.-Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View) and Brenna McCormick (Fr.-Greendale) were also ranked number two. They won 8-1 in No. 2 doubles in the first round and then defeated the third-seeded UW-Whitewater duo 8-5. Tomorrow they go against fourth-seeded UW-River Falls.
Gina Dahl (Fr.-Fort Atkinson) and Liz Deprey (Jr.-Green Bay/Notre Dame) were seeded No. 1 in No. 3 doubles, so they got a bye first round. The two then faced fourth-seeded La Crosse and came through 8-5. Tomorrow's championship showdown is against second-seeded Whitewater.
The last time Eau Claire had a doubles champion team was 2003 in No. 1 competition. The last time the Blugolds swept all three doubles championships was 1998.
All singles players won their matches, but will have to play two matches tomorrow instead of the one for doubles. Riordan was seeded third in No. 1 play and defeated sixth-seeded Cathy Thornburg from Stevens Point 6-1, 6-2. Tomorrow she?ll face Angie Riedel from La Crosse, seeded second.
Dahl was also seeded third and she also won 6-1, 6-2. She beat Emily Bouche from Stevens Point and tomorrow will battle second-seeded Jessie Farrar from Whitewater.
Second-seeded Carlson won in No. 3 singles with 6-1s over seventh-seeded Emily Riordan of Stevens Point. Carlson will go against Kara Theis from Whitewater, seeded third.
In No. 4 competition, Geissler, seeded third, blanked Katie Anderson from River Falls 6-0, 6-0. The opponent tomorrow will be second-seeded Kara Amundson from Whitewater.
Deprey was seeded second in No. 5 singles and needed three sets of 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 to defeat Oshkosh's Melissa Fosdick. She will go up against Warhawk Jenny Woyahn tomorrow, who is seeded third.
McCormick was also seeded second and she won 6-1, 6-0 over Brittany Braasch of Oshkosh. Another Eau Claire vs. Whitewater duel is in store for tomorrow, when McCormick plays third-seeded Tiffany Dawson.
Tomorrow will feature three Blugold doubles championship matches and six matches against Whitewater, including doubles play. It is the last day of the Championships.
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