Eagles net first women's tennis win of 2008

Eagles net first women's tennis win of 2008
September 17, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine's women's tennis squad finally had its efforts rewarded with its first win of the young season, 5-4 over Dominican University at River Forest on Wednesday. The Eagles are now 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). After losing two of their previous matches by identical 5-4 scores, the Eagles were glad to be on the other side of a close score. Diminutive sophomore Andrea Oliva packed the biggest punch for the Eagles against the Stars. The 4'11" Oliva lost her first set against DU's Krystal Glass at No. 4 singles. Oliva then broke Glass in the final two sets by 7-5, 6-4 scores to gain the win. At No. 2 singles, junior transfer Lisa Carillo-Gunning evened her personal record on the season to 2-2 in singles with a straight-set win, 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Ewelina Stachulak followed up with a victory at No. 3 singles, as well. Benedictine took both No. 1 and 2 doubles to secure the match win. The tandem of Carillo-Gunning and senior Maggie Kane shot down the Stars' at the first position (8-4 proset). Oliva and Stachulak were winners at second doubles (8-5 proset). Benedictine will try to keep things going upward on Saturday when the team hosts both Edgewood College (9:00 a.m.) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (1:00 p.m.) in a pair of NAC bouts.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.