By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
HOMEWOOD, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's tennis team (0-1) opened up its spring season on Friday night with a 6-1 loss at Chicago State (1-3). Senior Maria Anderson (Marshfield, Wis.) picked up the lone point for the Phoenix, winning at No. 3 singles.
Anderson's win at No. 3 came in straight sets over Chicago State's Viviene Noel. After pulling out a close first set 7-6 (2), the Phoenix senior rolled 6-1 in set number two to secure the win.
Green Bay forced a third-set tiebreaker in three of the five singles matches that it lost, as freshman Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.) fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 2, senior Rebecca Nelson (Brookfield, Wis.) fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4 and sophomore Samantha Iwen (De Pere, Wis.) dropped a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 decision at No. 5.
In doubles action, Nelson and Iwen teamed up to defeat Noel and Carynne Lloyd at No. 2 (8-4), but Chicago State won at No. 1 and No. 3 to take the doubles point.
Green Bay is back in action on Saturday in Chicago against IUPUI at 3:30 p.m.
No. 1 - Karyn Emeralda (CSU) def. Amanda Timm (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 – Carynne Lloyd (CSU) def. Stephanie Londre(GB) 6-4,
No. 3 – Maria Anderson (GB) def. Viviene Noel (CSU) 7-6 (2),
No. 4 – Marnie Perez-Ochoa (CSU) def. Rebecca Nelson (GB) 4-6,
No. 5 – Sabrine Navarro (CSU) def. Samantha Iwen (GB) 6-4, 4-6,
No. 6 – Ruta Grinvalde (CSU) def. Eleanor O'Brien (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 - Emeralda/Perez (CSU) def. Timm/Anderson (GB) 8-6
No. 2 – Nelson/Iwen (GB) def. Lloyd/Noel (CSU) 8-4
No. 3 – Navarro/Grinvalde (CSU) def. Menos/Londre (GB) 8-2
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