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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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