2008
Women's tennis loss raises Kane

Women's tennis loss raises Kane
October 1, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's women's tennis team was defeated by host Aurora University in the final Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) regular season match, 8-1, on Wednesday evening. The loss dropped Benedictine to 4-7 overall and 4-4 in the NAC. The Eagles' lone win of the day came from senior No. 1 singles player Maggie Kane (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon H.S.). Kane, playing her first-ever season of college tennis, won her fifth-consecutive match and improved her personal record to 6-5 overall. Kane topped the Spartans' Lauren Hastings by scores of 6-4, 6-3. At second and third singles, Lisa Carillo-Gunning and Ewelina Stachulak lost in straight sets. Andrea Oliva had another of her patented battles at No. 4 singles, losing a tough three-set decision. Oliva and AU's Raquel Schmitz split the first two sets, with Oliva winning the opener 7-5 and Schmitz the second by the identical score. Schmitz then won the tie-breaker third set, 10-5. Jenni Brechtel lost at No. 5 singles to round out the individual matches. The Eagles forfeited at No. 6 singles and third doubles, while the Spartans won both contested doubles matches. Benedictine plays in the NAC Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Madison, Wis.

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