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 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.