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 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.