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Negron Takes Consolation Title at UW-Whitewater Fall Invite

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Release: October 07, 2013
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By Justin Grones (@GronesGB)

WHITEWATER, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
– For the Green Bay women’s tennis team, each match this fall has been another step in the right direction. The squad continued to show its improvement at the UW-Whitewater Fall Invite over the weekend, highlighted by freshman Claudia Negron (Lima, Peru) taking the No. 2 singles consolation championship.

 “The team has continued to make better decisions and shot selections in matches, and our court experience this fall has helped,” head coach Sara Schubring said. “We still over-hit at times, but continuing to work hard in practice will help diminish this.”

Negron suffered a 6-0, 6-0 defeat in the first round of the No. 2 bracket, but rebounded with a 6-2, 6-0 thumping of Ferris State’s Laurence LeBlanc to advance to the consolation championship game against Milwaukee’s Chelsea Bailey. Leading 4-1, Negron saw her lead slip before Bailey took the first set 6-4. After the match was moved indoors due to weather, Negron served an ace to take the second set 6-4, and later served another ace to take the tiebreaker and win the match 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

At No. 7 singles, freshman Noel Peck (Green Bay, Wis.) won her first match in convincing fashion over Whitewater’s Maddie Benhoff, 6-2, 6-1. Her run was ended in the next round, however, by eventual bracket runner-up Rebecca Beloungea in a 6-1, 6-0 setback.

The Phoenix will return to the court this weekend for the ITA Midwest Championships, held Oct.  11-13. Green Bay will be competing in the Regional 2 tournament, hosted by Northern Illinois at Boylan High School in Rockford, Ill.

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Friday , January 30
Women's Tennis 
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7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , January 31
Women's Tennis 
at Marquette
5:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Thursday , February 12
Women's Tennis 
vs. Utah State
8:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , February 21
Women's Tennis 
at Western Illinois
TBA
Galesburg, Ill.
 
Women's Tennis 
at Bradley
TBA
Galesburg, Ill.
 
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Women's Tennis 
at IPFW
1:00 PM
Fort Wayne, Ind.
 
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Women's Tennis 
at IUPUI
9:00 AM
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Friday , March 13
Women's Tennis 
vs. Milwaukee
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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Women's Tennis 
at Detroit
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
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Women's Tennis 
at Oakland
TBA
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , March 28
Women's Tennis 
vs. UW-La Crosse
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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vs. St. Norbert
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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Women's Tennis 
at UIC
TBA
Griffith, Ind.
 
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Women's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
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Valparaiso, Ind.
 
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Women's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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