Women's tennis loss raises Kane

Women's tennis loss raises Kane
October 1, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine's women's tennis team was defeated by host Aurora University in the final Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) regular season match, 8-1, on Wednesday evening. The loss dropped Benedictine to 4-7 overall and 4-4 in the NAC. The Eagles' lone win of the day came from senior No. 1 singles player Maggie Kane (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon H.S.). Kane, playing her first-ever season of college tennis, won her fifth-consecutive match and improved her personal record to 6-5 overall. Kane topped the Spartans' Lauren Hastings by scores of 6-4, 6-3. At second and third singles, Lisa Carillo-Gunning and Ewelina Stachulak lost in straight sets. Andrea Oliva had another of her patented battles at No. 4 singles, losing a tough three-set decision. Oliva and AU's Raquel Schmitz split the first two sets, with Oliva winning the opener 7-5 and Schmitz the second by the identical score. Schmitz then won the tie-breaker third set, 10-5. Jenni Brechtel lost at No. 5 singles to round out the individual matches. The Eagles forfeited at No. 6 singles and third doubles, while the Spartans won both contested doubles matches. Benedictine plays in the NAC Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Madison, Wis.


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.