Women's Tennis Falls in Back-to-Back League Bouts
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay women’s tennis team hit the road to continue league play this weekend for two matches in as many days, opening things with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Valparaiso on Friday followed by a 7-0 loss to UIC on Saturday.
Valparaiso 4, Green Bay 3
The match with Valparaiso was the closest Green Bay came thus far to earning its first league victory of the season, as the match came down to the No. 1 court where Green Bay’s Olivia Headford battled through an injury against Valparaiso’s Meg Modesto with the match tied 3-3.
Despite a valiant effort, Headford was unable to secure the point (7-6, 6-1) as the Crusaders went on to earn it first league win of the season, 4-3.
UIC 7, Green Bay 0
The Flames entered the Saturday afternoon matchup with the Phoenix winners of four straight and showed no intentions of letting that streak end. UIC dominated its way to a 7-0 shutout victory over Green Bay after wins on the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles courts to own a 1-0 advantage heading into singles.
The Flames went on to secure its fifth-straight victory after picking up wins on the No. 1-6 singles courts, clinching a 7-0 victory and handing the Phoenix its second loss of the weekend.
1. Manole, Oana (UIC) def. Berg, Chiara (GB) 6-1, 4-6, 11-9
2. Sanders, Georgie (UIC) def. Hermann, Jule-Sophie (GB) 6-0, 6-3
3. Leblanc, Melika (UIC) def. Piaskowski, Tallie (GB) 6-1, 6-1
4. Zuzu, Bianca (UIC) def. Tebon, Theresa (GB) 6-1, 6-0
5. Le Comber, Rachel (UIC) def. Neff, Maria (GB) 6-1, 6-1
6. Rodriguez, Miranda (UIC) def. Pedersen, Samm (GB) 6-0, 6-1
1. Le Comber, Rachel/Leblanc, Melika (Uic) def. Berg, Chiara/Piaskowski, Tallie (GB) 6-1
2. Zuzu, Bianca/Rodriguez, Miranda (Uic) vs. Tebon, Theresa/Hermann, Jule-Sophie (GB) 4-3, Unfinished
3. Manole, Oana/Vasic, Stefana (Uic) def. Neff, Maria/Pedersen, Samm (GB) 6-4
The Phoenix women will return to the court on Saturday, April 22 when the squad welcomes Youngstown State to Western Racquet with first serve slated for 4 p.m.
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