Iwen Wins as Green Bay Falls 6-1 to Youngstown State

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Release: April 06, 2013
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Samantha Iwen picked up Green Bay's lone point on Saturday with a win at No. 5 singles.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) –
Sophomore Samantha Iwen (De Pere, Wis.) picked up a win at No. 5 singles, but the Green Bay (1-18, 1-3 Horizon League) women’s tennis team was unable to overcome a tough Youngstown State (12-7, 3-0 Horizon League) squad on Saturday evening as the Phoenix fell to the Penguins 6-1 at Western Racquet and Fitness.

Iwen earned a hard-fought, straight-set victory at No. 5 over Carolyn Jesko, taking down the YSU junior 6-4, 6-4. The Phoenix hung tough in a number of other singles contests, as freshman Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.) fell 6-3, 7-6 (6) to Margarita Sadovnikova at No. 2, and senior Rebecca Nelson (Brookfield, Wis.) dropped a close 7-5 decision in the opening set to Lauren Hankle at No. 4 before falling 6-0 in the second. In the end, YSU closed out five of the six singles contests in straight sets.

The Penguins started the match hot, winning two of the three doubles matches in convincing fashion to secure the doubles point. YSU’s Tijana Raicevic and Annina Brendel defeated Green Bay’s freshman duo of Londre and Rachael Menos (Appleton, Wis.) 8-0 at No. 3, and Marta Burak and Sadovnikova knocked off Nelson and Amanda Timm (Milwaukee, Wis.) 8-1 at the top spot. Iwen and Maria Anderson (Marshfield, Wis.) put up a strong fight at No. 2, but ultimately fell 8-4 to Paula de Man and Hankle.

Green Bay continues its three-match home stretch on Sunday, playing host to Cleveland State at 2 p.m. at Western Racquet and Fitness.

Youngstown State 6, Green Bay 1
Singles
No. 1 – Paula de Man (YSU) def. Amanda Timm (GB) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 – Margarita Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Stephanie Londre (GB) 6-3, 7-6 (6)
No. 3 – Marta Burak (YSU) def. Maria Anderson (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Lauren Hankle (YSU) def. Rebecca Nelson (GB) 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 – Samantha Iwen (GB) def. Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 – Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Eleanor O’Brien (GB) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 – Marta Burak/Margarita Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Amanda Timm/Rebecca Nelson (GB) 8-1
No. 2 – Paula de Man/Lauren Hankle (YSU) def. Maria Anderson/Samantha Iwen (GB) 8-4
No. 3 – Tijana Raicevic/Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Stephanie Londre/Rachael Menos (GB) 8-0

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7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , January 31
Women's Tennis 
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Women's Tennis 
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Galesburg, Ill.
 
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Galesburg, Ill.
 
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Women's Tennis 
at IPFW
1:00 PM
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Women's Tennis 
at IUPUI
9:00 AM
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
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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
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Rochester, Mich.
 
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Women's Tennis 
vs. UW-La Crosse
12:00 PM
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vs. St. Norbert
7:00 PM
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at UIC
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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
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Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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