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Schroeder, Post-Van Handel Tandem Win MWC Titles

From Sports Information Director, October 19, 2009 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

MADISON - Callie Schroeder and the duo of Lauren Post and Kelly Van Handel captured Midwest Conference titles at the league's Singles and Doubles Championship at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Schroeder captured the championship of the No. 6 flight, while Post and Van Handel won the No. 1 doubles flight.

St. Norbert, which won the Midwest Conference title by winning the team tournament on Oct. 16, also won the singles/doubles tournament with 73 points. Grinnell College had 72 points, while Beloit College had 64.

Schroeder topped Grinnell's Elizabeth Spears 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the championship after topping Beloit's Ashley Miglin 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinals.

Post and Van Handel defeated Beloit's Hannah Perwin and Erika Zevin 6-2, 7-5 to claim their championship. The pair topped Lake Forest College's Melika Celebic and Nonie Carson 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals.

Post advanced to the finals of the No. 1 flight but lost to Ccelebic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Post defeated Perwin 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals. Van Handel also fell in the finals at No. 2 singles, losing to Zevin 7-5, 6-2.

St. Norbert's Maria Slusarek and Kristyn Klind advanced to the finals of No. 3 doubles, but fell to Grinnell's Kelsey Picken and Jill Akiyama 6-2, 7-5. Slusarek and Klind topped Beloit's Miglin and Julia Win 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 in the semifinals.

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