Youthful women's tennis topped by veteran North Central team

Youthful women's tennis topped by veteran North Central team
September 5, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University - with five new faces on its 2007 roster - was no match for North Central College in its season opener on Wednesday, falling 9-0 in Naperville. It also marked the collegiate coaching debut of former Eagles' multi-sport athlete Mandy Semenik. At first singles, Ewelina Stachulek lost by a 6-2, 6-0 score. At second singles, Jessica Armour was defeated 6-1, 6-0. The team's lone veteran - Michelle Ames - was topped at third singles (6-0, 6-1), while newcomer Evangelina Gallegos lost (6-2, 6-0) at the four singles position. Freshmen Maniza Azam and Emily Brankin lost by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores at fifth and sixth singles, respectively. The Cardinals also swept all three doubles match-ups. Only Azam and Brankin managed to win a game in the pairs play. The Eagles will play a scrimmage match at the College of DuPage on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.


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.