Ake Leads St. Norbert at ITA Midwest Regional/Gustavus Fall Invite
From Sports Information Director, September 22, 2013 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, email@example.com, (920) 403-4077
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.