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Women's Tennis Ties For Third At WIAC Championships
Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2004
MADISON - The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team tied for third with 42 points at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships concluded here today at the Nielsen Tennis Center.
Kristie Carlson (Fr.-Arden Hills, MN/MoundsView) led the Blugolds today with a second place finish at three singles. Carlson breezed through the opening round with a 6-1, 6-0 win and upset second-seeded Julie Tellefsen of UW-La Crosse in three sets. Carlson fell in the finals 6-4, 6-0 to UW-Whitewater's Nicole Stamm.
Katie Kuzma (Jr.-Buffalo, MN) and Lindsey Lee (Sr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) took third place in their respective brackets. The fourth-seeded Kuzma upset third-seeded Kristin Chamberlain of Whitewater at one singles 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to take third. The top-seeded Lee fell in three sets in her opening match before winning 6-3, 6-3 in the third place match at four singles.
Sarah Riordan (Fr.-Appleton/North) and Molly Hunt (So.-Owatonna, MN) each finished fourth in their brackets. Riordan won her opening match in straight sets at two singles before dropping her next two matches. Hunt easily won her opening match 6-0, 6-1 but dropped the next two matches in straight sets at five singles.
Alli Taplin (So.-Dayton, MN/Champlin Park) dropped her opening match but won her next two in straight sets to finish fifth at six singles.
Whitewater took first as a team with 58 points taking first at two, three, four, five and six singles along with taking first at two and three doubles yesterday. La Crosse finished second with 48 points while UW-Oshkosh tied Eau Claire with 42 points.
Whitewater's Frank Barnes was named Coach of the Year with Chamberlain taking home the Judy Kruckman Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete Award.
- JL -