St. Norbert Fares Well at MWC Singles/Doubles Championships

From Sports Information Director, October 20, 2008 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MADISON - St. Norbert College had one flight championship and five other flights reach the semifinal round at the 2008 Midwest Conference Singles and Doubles Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

The Green Knights totaled 47 points at the event, which was good enough for fourth. Five-time MWC champion Grinnell totaled 81 points for the weekend championship.

The No. 1 doubles tandem of Kelly Van Handel and Lauren Post were the only Green Knights to reach a championship match, winning the flight. Van Handel and Post beat Beloit's Erika Zevin and Hannah Perwin in a three-set marathon, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Van Handel and Post topped Illinois College's Candace Norville and Marian Davidson 6-0, 6-0 in the first round and then beat Monmouth's Cassie Frantz and Brittany Donnelly 6-3, 6-3.

At No. 3 doubles, Anna Reardon and Lauren Lathers fell in the semifinals to Lawrence's Emily Dalton and Emma Kent 6-2, 7-5. In No. 2 double action, Callie Schroeder and Stephanie Marek won the consolation championship with a 10-3 win over Knox's Jordan Kuban and Molly Stein.

St. Norbert had four singles flights reach the semifinals, but all four came up empty in trying to reach a championship match. Post dropped her semifinal at No. 2 to Monmouth's Amy Unzicker 6-3, 6-3. In No. 3 action, Allyson Yankle fell to Lawrence's Lisa Ritland 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Schroeder dropped her No. 4 semifinal to Donnelly 6-1, 6-0. Reardon lost to Kent at No. 6 by a 6-2, 6-4 score.

Van Handel advanced to the consolation championship match at No. 1 singled but lost to Frantz 10-7.