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Phoenix Falls to Flames 6-1 in Final Home Match

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: April 06, 2014
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Playing in its 2014 home finale, the Green Bay women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to perennial Horizon League power UIC on Sunday afternoon at Western Racquet and Fitness Club.

The Flames scored wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to claim the match’s opening point, and then earned straight-set victories at the No. 1 through No. 5 singles spots to improve to 6-10 overall and 3-1 in league play. The Phoenix dropped to 1-11 (0-5 HL) with the loss.

Sophomore Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.), who had won five of her previous six singles contests entering Sunday’s match, put forth a strong effort at the No. 1 spot, but ultimately fell to UIC’s Natalia Kuvakina 6-3, 6-4. Green Bay’s lone point of the match came from the No. 6 singles spot, which the Phoenix won by default.

Green Bay will play its final five regular season contests away from home, beginning with treks to Cleveland State next Saturday and Youngstown State on Sunday.

UIC 6, Green Bay 1
Doubles
No. 1 – Mariana Palacious/Natalia Kuvakina (UIC) vs. Stephanie Londre/Claudia Negron (GB) 4-3 unfinished
No. 2 – Jana Knoppe/Keti Mebuke (UIC) def. Rachael Menos/Lauren Miketinac (GB) 8-1
No. 3 – Veronica Lacerda/Ann-Sophie Hahn (UIC) def. Carly Van Nuland/Noel Peck (GB) 8-0

Singles
No. 1 – Natalia Kuvakina (UIC) def. Stephanie Londre (GB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 – Mariana Palacious (UIC) def. Claudia Negron (GB) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 – Jana Knoppe (UIC) def. Rachael Menos (GB) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 – Keti Mebuke (UIC) def. Lauren Miketinac (GB) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 – Veronica Lacerda (UIC) def. Noel Peck (GB) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 – Carly Van Nuland (GB) def. Ann-Sophie Hahn (UIC) default

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
9:00 AM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
2:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 22
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Friday , April 28
Men's Tennis 
at TBD
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue University)
 
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