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Freshman Chiara Berg wins her third consecutive singles match.
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Women's Tennis Falls to Western Illinois, 5-2

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: March 06, 2016
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By Patrick Stumpf

GALESBURG, Ill. ( – The Green Bay women’s tennis team (0-8) took to the court for the third time in three days on Sunday, dropping a 5-2 decision to Western Illinois.

WIU (3-6) began the afternoon by claiming the doubles point two-to-one, before winning four of the six singles contests to clinch the match in Galesburg, Ill.

Despite the doubles loss, the Phoenix’s No. 3 pairing consisting of senior Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.) and Maria Neff (Eau Claire, Wis.) garnered its first win of the 2015-16 campaign, 6-1.

In singles, junior Olivia Headford (Ontario, Canada) battled against the Leathernecks’ Courtney Lubbers at No. 1 singles, with Lubbers prevailing 6-3, 6-0. Londre and Maria Bessmertnaya squared off in the No. 2 singles contest, with Bessmertnaya also taking home a 6-3, 6-3 result.

Freshman Chiara Berg (Friederika Bochum, Germany) continued her winning ways for the Phoenix by earning her third consecutive match victory at No. 3 singles, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3. Green Bay native Samm Pedersen also claimed her first win of 2015-16 at No. 6, 6-2, 6-1.

The Phoenix women will return to competitive action on March 18, when it travels to Dayton, Ohio, to take on the Dayton Flyers.

Singles competition

1. Courtney Lubbers (WIU-W) def. Olivia Headford (GB) 6-3, 6-0
2. Maria Bessmertnaya (WIU-W) def. Stephanie Londre (GB) 6-3, 6-3
3. Chiara Berg (GB) def. Arianna Demos (WIU-W) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
4. Nicole Jones (WIU-W) def. Jule-Sophie Hermann (GB) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Jenna Wallace (WIU-W) def. Maria Neff (GB) 6-0, 6-1
6. Samm Pedersen (GB) def. Maya Sykes (WIU-W) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Courtney Lubbers/Maria Bessmertnaya (WIU-W) def. Jule-Sophie Hermann/Samm Pedersen (GB) 6-4
2. Nicole Jones/Arianna Demos (WIU-W) def. Olivia Headford/Chiara Berg (GB) 7-5
3. Maria Neff/Stephanie Londre (GB) def. Jenna Wallace/Maya Sykes (WIU-W) 6-1


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