Green Bay Women's Tennis Competes at IPFW Invitational
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Each Phoenix player won at least one match this weekend as the Green Bay women's tennis team competed in the IPFW Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind. The event, which completed the fall season for the Phoenix, was shortened and consolation matches were cancelled due to weather Saturday.
Senior Emily Lawent (Milwaukee, Wis.) dropped her opening match before posting easy straight-set victories in the back draw semifinals and finals. She Valparaiso's Brittany O'Reilly 6-0, 6-1 before downing IUPUI's Vanessa Whyte 6-1, 6-1.
Junior Morgan Wueve (Green Bay, Wis.) was one of four Green Bay singles players to win their opening round match before falling in the semifinals. Wueve defeated Karen Karoub 6-3, 6-3 before falling in three sets to Shelby Hullett in the semis. Other first-round winners for the Phoenix were Jennifer Bradfield (No. 3 singles), Maria Anderson (No. 4 singles) and Rebecca Nelson (No. 5 singles).
In doubles action, Lawent and Wueve opened with an 8-4 win before falling 9-8 in a tiebreak in the semifinals at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Bradfield and Nelson fell in their first match but rallied to earn wins in the back draw semifinals and finals.
Green Bay's spring season will get underway on Jan. 23 when the Phoenix travels to Milwaukee to face Marquette.
IPFW MASTODON INVITATIONAL - RESULTS
No. 1 singles -
First Round - Kate Chybowski (Evansville), L, 6-3, 6-2
Back Draw Semis - Brittany O'Reilly (Valpo), W, 6-0, 6-1
Back Draw Finals - Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI), W, 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 singles - Morgan Wueve
First Round - Karen Karoub (OU), W, 6-3, 6-3
Semifinals - Shelby Hullett (IUPUI), L, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 10-8
No. 3 singles -
First Round - Kristin Zakiewicz (Valpo), W, 6-1, 7-5
Semifinals - Sammi Schoen (Milwaukee), L, 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 singles -
First Round - Stephanie York (Valpo), W, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 10-6
Semifinals - Caterina Kiefer (IPFW), L, 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 singles -
First Round - Kendra Mills (Lewis), W, 6-3, 7-5
Semifinals - Yuka Kobayashi (IPFW), L, 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 singles - Julie Kedryzcki
First Round - Alex Forsyth (IPFW), L, 6-0, 6-2
Back Draw Semis - Jody Wagner (Lewis), W, 6-4, 6-4
Back Draw Finals - Jessica Bays (IUPUI), L, 4-6, 6-1, 11-9
No. 1 doubles - Lawent/Wueve
First Round - Young/Keating (OU), W, 8-4
Semifinals - Recht/Ballus (IPFW), L, 9-8 (7)
No. 2 doubles - Bradfield/Nelson
First Round - O'Reilly (Valpo)/Sunstrum (IPFW), L, 8-3
Back Draw Semis - Matthews/Haefele (IUPUI), W, 8-2
Back Draw Finals - Karoub/Georgakoploulos (OU), W, 8-5
No. 3 doubles - Anderson/Kedryzcki
First Round - Zakiewicz/Bilyeu (Valpo), L, 8-6
Back Draw Semis - Kessler/Wagner (Lewis), W, 8-5
Back Draw Finals - Ganser/Gow (Milwaukee), L, 8-2