Eagle netters come up a little short in opener

Eagle netters come up a little short in opener
September 6, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's women's tennis team came up just a little short in its season opening match versus Marian University, 5-4. The match was also the Northern Athletics Conference opening match for Benedictine. In singles play, Benedictine got singles wins at both the No. 1 and No. 6 spots, where Maggie Kane and Evangelina Gallegos were victorious. Kane was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Jamie Raquet, while Gallegos went 6-2, 6-3 to defeat Marian's Shelley Hoepfner. At No. 1 doubles, Kane teamed with Lisa Carillo-Gunning to win by an 8-5 pro-set score. At No. 3 doubles, the tandem of Gallegos and Jessica Armour won an 8-2 decision for Benedictine's final points. Armour also battled in a three-set loss at No. 5 singles, eventually falling 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.


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.