Eagles drop two NAC matches at home

Eagles drop two NAC matches at home
September 20, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's tennis squad lost both of its Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) matches on Saturday, falling to Edgewood College (9-0) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (6-3) on Saturday. The Eagles are 1-5 overall and 1-4 in NAC play. After Edgewood College topped Benedictine in the "Battle of the Eagles" in Saturday's morning session, BU then looked to the MSOE match. In a hotly contested match, the Eagles fell short but found several singles play wins against the Raiders. At the No. 2 position, Lisa Carillo-Gunning was victorious by a 6-3, 6-3 score. That was followed by Andrea Oliva's 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles. No. 6 singles player Evangelina Gallegos went three sets - 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 - before eventually emerging with the win. A pivotal point in the match came at No. 5 singles where senior Jessica Armour was up one set before twisting her ankle in the middle of the second set. Armour was unable to continue and the Eagles saw a potential singles point go to MSOE's column instead. The Eagles will soar back into action on Tuesday afternoon at Rockford College (3:00 p.m.) For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.