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Women's Tennis Comes Up With Two Big Wins In Orlando
Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. - The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team kicked off the second day of its spring break trip with a win against LeTourneau University (Texas) 8-1 and came up with a huge victory against Carthage College 5-4 today.
The wins today put the Blugolds up to 11-6 in dual meets this season.
In the singles competition against the Yellowjackets, the Blugolds swept the matches. In the No. 1 spot, Gina Dahl (Jr.-Fort Atkinson, Wis.) won over her opponent 7-5 and 6-1. At No. 2, Megan Born (Fr.-Antigo, Wis.) took her competition with the 6-2 , 7-6 (7-5) wins. Brenna McCormick (Jr.-Greendale, Wis.) won 6-3 and 6-0 against her opponent at the No. 3 spot while Courtney Lynne (Jr.-Rochester, Minn./Mayo) captured the 6-2 and 6-0 wins at the No. 4 spot. Michelle Reinders (So.-Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) and Jackie Gillespie (Fr.-De Pere, Wis.) took the No. 5 and No. 6 spots respectively, with both picking up 6-0 victories in straight sets.
When it came to doubles against LeTourneau, the Blugolds No. 1 doubles team of Dahl and Lynne took the match with an 8-0 win while the No. 3 team of Emily Knudson ( Fr.-Delano, Minn.) and McCormick also won 8-0.
In the singles competition against Carthage, Dahl took the match at the No. 1 spot winning 2-6, 7-5 and 10-7. McCormick battled for the No. 3 singles spot, coming up with the 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 win. Knudson competed in a hard-fought No. 5 singles battle and came away with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8) and 10-5 win.
In doubles competitions, the Blugolds took two of the three matches to give them the 5-4 win on the day. The No. 1 doubles team of Dahl and Lynne won their match 8-5 while Born and Reinders handled the No. 3 match with the 8-3 win.
The Blugolds will continue competition in Orlando on Tuesday against William Smith College while taking on Franklin and Marshall College on Thursday. The matches are set to begin at 11 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., respectively.Eau Claire/Carthage Results
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