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Green Knights Top Lake Forest, Beloit to Open MWC Action

From Sports Information Director, September 12, 2015 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College began Midwest Conference play with a pair of dual-meet wins at Western Racquet and Fitness Club, posting triumphs of 9-0 over Beloit College and a key 5-4 defeat of Lake Forest College.

The Green Knights (3-2, 2-0 MWC) swept all three doubles points against the Foresters (4-1, 2-1) to take a 3-0 lead. Erika Chitko and Katherine Ake defeated Christi Valicenti and Grace Dowling 8-6 at No. 1, and Elizabeth Manlick and Anna Gosz bested Billie Rodman and Allison Watts 8-3 at No. 2. Katlyn Gahan and Ashley Randazzo routed Tricia Paterakos and Emily Rabin 8-1 at No. 3.

Gosz and Randazzo picked up wins at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, respectively, to clinch the win. Gosz beat Paterakos 6-0, 6-2, while Randazzo defeated Rabin 6-1, 6-1.

St. Norbert had little trouble dispatching Beloit earlier in the day. Four of the six singles matches were completed in scores of 6-0, 6-0. Ake beat Alex Kurpiel at No. 3, Gosz defeated Kiri Youngquist at No. 4, Randazzo topped Allison Vance at No. 5 and Catherine Schaupp shutout Nyasha Nyamhondoro at No. 6.

Gahan and Randazzo blanked Samantha Kinard and Alisha Ankin 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.