Eagles women's tennis 8th at NAC championships

Eagles women's tennis 8th at NAC championships
October 7, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The young Benedictine women's tennis squad closed the books on the 2007 season at the Northern Athletics Conference championships on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 6-7). The Eagles finished in an eighth place tie among the division's 11 teams. At No. 4 singles, Andrea Oliva finished in fourth place, the highest among any Benedictine player. Oliva opened with a straight-set - 6-0, 6-0 - win over Lakeland's Jacquelyn Love. She then took a gruelling three-set victory over Edgewood's Megan Sura, losing the first set 4-6 and coming back to win the next two 6-4 and 7-6. In the semifinals, Oliva was ousted by eventual champion Katie Theisen of Concordia (Wis.) and then lost the third place match to Aurora University's Erin Anthony. Other top individual finishers for the Eagles included an eighth place at No. 5 singles from Michelle Ames and a seventh place from Evangelina Gallegos at No. 6 singles. All three doubles tandems placed among the NAC's top eight finishers. Yvonne Duong and Ewelina Stachulak were eighth at No. 1 doubles, while Oliva and Gallegos were seventh at No. 2. Jessica Armour and Ames finished fifth at No. 3 doubles.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.