Ake Leads St. Norbert at ITA Midwest Regional/Gustavus Fall Invite

From Sports Information Director, September 22, 2013 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ST. PETER, Minn. - Katherine Ake remained unbeaten in singles play this season by winning her flight at the Gustavus Adolphus Fall Invitational, held in conjunction with the ITA Midwest Regional.

Ake improved to 12-0 this season by winning the No. 5 singles draw at the Fall Invite. She won the championship of the flight by dispatching Luther College's Lauren Welch 6-2, 2-0. Ake advanced to the championship by surviving a 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-6 win in the semifinals over St. Olaf College's Andrea Jumes. Ake blanked Hamline University's Emily Wollmuth 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

Ariel Bloniarz advanced to the championship of the No. 6 flight of the Fall Invite. Bloniarz dropped the championship match to UW-Whitewater's Ashley Miller 6-4, 6-3. Bloniarz picked up a win in the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Luther's Kylie Kruse.

Gosz reached the championship of the No. 3 flight in the Fall Invite before succumbing to St. Olaf's Mary Eide 6-2, 6-4. Gosz earned a 6-4, 3-6, 14-12 win in the semifinals over Eau Claire's Maddie Schaefer.

Gosz and Lizzy Carroll advanced to the quarterfinals of the Fall Invite Doubles Tournament. The duo lost to UW-Eau Claire's Colleen McCullough and Devon Paulsen 8-4 in the round of eight. Gosz and Carroll topped UW-La Crosse's Samantha Fleming and Rachel Wabers in the round of 16 with an 8-3 victory.

In the ITA Midwest Regional singles consolation bracket, Erika Chitko advanced to the quarterfinals before dropping a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Carthage College's Bari Reynolds. Chikko topped La Crosse's Olivia Hartwick 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 in the round of 16.

Chitko and Nancy Chybowski reached the round of 16 in the Midwest Regional doubles draw before falling 8-6 to Cornell College's Ariana Hudson and Sashanna Moll. Chitko and Chybowski beat Macalester College's Riley Menagh and Carmen Whitehead 9-7 in the round of 32.