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St. Norbert Claims Pair of MWC Consolation Doubles Titles

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, October 13, 2018 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MADISON - St. Norbert College got a pair of consolation championships at the Midwest Conference Doubles Championship held at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

The Green Knights got consolation crowns from Sofie Koppmann and Hannah Swajanen at No. 2 and Erin Vits and Nicole Pfotenhauer at No. 3.

Koppmann and Swajanen opened with a tough 9-8 setback in their quarterfinal match to Monmouth College's Rachel Leifheit and Natalie Curtis. The tandem bounced back to top Ripon College's Samantha Kiesner and Morgan Makar 8-3 in a consolation semifinal. The pair topped Beloit College's Emma Hahn and Bailey Ekstrand 8-1 in the consolation championship.

Vits and Pfotenhauer fell 8-5 to Lawrence University's El Goblirsch and Morgan Fisher in their quarterfinal. They came back to blank Knox College's Jamahra Richardson and Abby Ball 8-0 in the consolation semifinal and Ripon's MacKenzie Warner and Carly Wesner 8-1 in the consolation championship.

The No. 1 pairing of Meg Witt and Claire Hetzel won their quarterfinal match by defeating Ripon's Brianna Bembenek and Hannah Ryaback 8-6. The duo then lost 8-1 in their semifinal match to Lake Forest College's Julie Lord and Leeza Bodnar.

The MWC Singles Championship is Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

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