By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
OSHKOSH, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's tennis team (1-1) opened its fall schedule on Saturday with a pair of contests against in-state Division III opponents at the Kolf Sports Center Complex in Oshkosh. The Phoenix defeated UW-Oshkosh 5-4 in the opener before falling 6-3 to UW-La Crosse.
Sophomore Amanda Timm (Milwaukee, Wis.) had a solid day for the Phoenix, winning both of her No. 1 singles matches while also notching a win at No. 1 doubles. Timm earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Oshkosh's Preslee Nolte in the morning, and then downed La Crosse's Abby Tresedder 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 in the afternoon match.
"Timm showed a warrior mentality at No. 1 singles," Phoenix head coach Sara Schubring said. "She made key shots at key times, including a blistering backhand against Tresedder to earn a late mini-break during the match's tie-break."
Freshman Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.) went unbeaten in her first two collegiate matches, picking up a quartet of wins. Londre defeated the Titans' Megan Etten (6-3, 6-3) at No. 4 singles and the Eagles' Karie Williams (6-2, 6-0) at No. 3, and also teamed up with senior Maria Anderson (Marshfield, Wis.) for two wins at No. 2 doubles.
The Phoenix will return to action on Oct. 13-14 when it travels to Milwaukee, Wis., for the Panther Round Robin.
Green Bay 5
No. 1 - Amanda Timm (GB) def. Preslee Nolte (UWO) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 - Morgan Counts (UWO) def. Eleanor O'Brien (GB) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 - Valerie Langkau (UWO) def. Samantha Iwen (GB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 - Stephanie Londre (GB) def. Megan Etten (UWO) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Maria Anderson (GB) def. Erica Van Riper (UWO) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 - Karlie Laveau (UWO) def. Rachael Menos (GB) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 - Iwen/Timm (GB) def. Etten/Nolte (UWO) 8-1
No. 2 - Anderson/Londre (GB) def. Counts/Van Riper (UWO) 8-6
No. 3 - Langkau/Laveau (UWO) def. Menos/O'Brien (GB) 8-4
UW-La Crosse 6
Green Bay 3
No. 1 - Amanda Timm (GB) def. Abby Tresedder (UWL) 6-4, 2-6, 10-7
No. 2 - Olivia Hartwick (UWL) def. Eleanor O'Brien (GB) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
No. 3 - Stephanie Londre (GB) def. Karie Williams (UWL) 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 - Bryanne Blanton (UWL) def. Samantha Iwen (GB) 6-4. 6-3
No. 5 - Kimmy Mrozek (UWL) def. Maria Anderson (GB) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 - Andrea Vivian (UWL) def. Rachael Menos (GB) 6-2, 6-0
No. 1 - Hartwick/Tresedder (UWL) def. Iwen/Timm (GB) 8-5
No. 2 - Anderson/Londre (GB) def. Blanton/Vivian (UWL) 8-1
No. 3 - Rachael Wabers/Williams (UWL) def. Menos/O'Brien (GB) 8-3