Women's tennis splits Saturday doubleheader

Women's tennis splits Saturday doubleheader
September 27, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's women's tennis team picked up a split on Saturday, defeating Wisconsin Lutheran College, 5-4, and losing to Lake Forest College, 7-2. The Eagles are now 4-6 overall, 4-4 in the Northern Athletics Conference. In the Wisconsin Lutheran match, BU tallied wins in four of the five singles matches where it had players (forfeiting one spot), as well as at No. 2 doubles. Playing those four winning singles spots were - respectively - Maggie Kane, Lisa Carillo-Gunning, Ewelina Stachulak and Andrea Oliva at the Nos. 1-4 positions. Stachulak and Oliva were the Eagles' winning doubles tandem. At No. 1 singles, Kane staged a great comeback versus LFC's Rachel Wendt. Kane was down a set (having been blitzed in the opener, 6-0) and was down 1-4 in the second. However, Kane rallied to win the second set 7-5 and take the third by a 6-3 score to complete the improbably win. Similarly, Stachulak was down a set at No. 3 singles after losing 3-6 in the first set. Stachulak won a pair of 6-4 scores in the final two sets to win her match. Versus Lake Forest, it was Kane picking up the win at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-3. Benedictine also took the No. 1 doubles with Kane and Carillo-Gunning doing the honors for the Eagles. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.