2008
Women's tennis falls to defending NAC champs

Women's tennis falls to defending NAC champs
September 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The Benedictine women's tennis team ran into a tough match on Tuesday, dropping a 9-0 decision on the road at Concordia University (Wis.). The Eagles fell to 0-2 overall and 0-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). Concordia, the defending NAC champions, won every singles match in straight sets, despite some valiant challenges from the youthful Benedictine lineup. At No. 1 singles, BU's Maggie Kane - playing her first-ever season of college tennis - was blanked by the NAC's defending champion Erin Henrich, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Lisa Carillo-Gunning dropped a 6-4, 6-0 decision to Emily Buchinger (the No. 5 singles champion in 2007). Sophomore Ewelina Stachulak fell by a score of 6-0, 6-2 and Andrea Oliva lost by a 6-2, 6-2 tally at Nos. 3 and 4 singles, respectively. At No. 5 singles, Evangelina Gallegos lost 6-1, 6-1, followed by a 6-0, 6-0 setback for Jenni Brechtel at No. 6. The Falcons also swept all three doubles matches.

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