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Women's Tennis Takes Third At WIAC Championship
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008
MADISON, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team finished in third place out of seven teams at the 2008 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship today at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
The team title was determined by using a combination of the regular season dual meet standings and the conference championship results. The finish in the regular season conference standings accounted for one-third of the criteria, while the WIAC championship accounted for the remaining two-thirds.
The Blugolds picked up 15 points in the final championship standings while UW-Whitewater won with 21 and La Crosse took second with 18. UW-Oshkosh finished fourth with 11 points and Stevens Point accumulated 10 for a fifth place spot. Stout finished sixth in the standings, while River Falls had four to take last place.
UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater advance to a team tournament to decide the conference's automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The WIAC team tournament will be held at UW-Whitewater the weekend prior to the NCAA championship in the spring.
Erin Welch (Jr.-Tomah, Wis.) was the highest individual finisher for the Blugolds, taking second place at No. 4 singles. No. 1 seed Amy Siemon of Whitewater defeated Welch in the championship match 6-2, 6-3.
Welch and Brenna McCormick (Jr.-Greendale, Wis.) competed in the championship match at No. 2 doubles and took second place as well. Whitewater's Ingrid Stensvaag and Michelle Daciolas, who came into the meet as the No. 1 seed, won the flight by a score of 8-2.
Courtney Lynne (Jr.-Rochester, Minn./Mayo) took third place at No. 6 singles, defeating La Crosse's Megan Fallon in the third place match with scores of 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Megan Born (Fr.-Antigo, Wis.) completed the championship in third place at No. 2 singles winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 over La Crosse's Carlie Bohrman.
Jackie Gillespie (Fr.-De Pere, Wis.) and Emily Hiebl (Fr.-Wausau, Wis./East) took fourth at No. 3 doubles, while Gina Dahl (Jr.-Fort Atkinson, Wis.) and Lynne finished fourth at No. 1 doubles. McCormick also took fourth place at No. 3 singles.
- KM -