Women's tennis splits spring opener

Women's tennis splits spring opener
April 4, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's tennis squad opened its brief spring season schedule with a split of its matches, topping Robert Morris College (5-4) and losing to the University of St. Francis (6-3). Leading the Eagles on Saturday was its Arizona import, junior Lisa Carrillo-Gunning. Carrillo-Gunning shot down both opponents on the day, including a stirring come-from-behind victory versus St. Francis and a straight-set win against Robert Morris. Carrillo-Gunning also teamed with Ewelina Stachulak to win at No. 1 singles versus USF, but lost to Robert Morris. Senior Maggie Kane also won both of her matches at second singles, going three sets against St. Francis and sweeping past RMC. Kane and Andrea Oliva also won at No. 2 doubles versus Robert Morris. Stachulak and Oliva both won singles matches - at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively - in the Eagles' team victory over Robert Morris.


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.