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 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.