By Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information

Women's Results | Men's Results

RENSSELAER, Ind. – The Northern Kentucky University tennis teams broke out the brooms on the way to sweeping both Saint Joseph’s College tennis teams 9-0 at the Hanson Recreation Center in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener for each school.

The NKU women’s tennis team (9-4, 1-0 GLVC), ranked 42nd in the country by Intercollegiate Tennis Association, used strong play from its doubles team to pick up three early points against the Pumas (9-4, 0-1 GLVC) on the way to their fifth consecutive win.

The team of Stephanie Isaacs and Jillian Sturgeon (3-2) downed Erica Bengal and Samantha Busch 8-4 in the No. 1 doubles flight. The tandem of Kristen Sunday and Michelle Schirmann (9-4) trounced Jordan Orner and Emily Thieme 8-1 in the No. 2 doubles flight.

In what proved to be one of the two closest sets of the day for the Norse, Jenny Hand and Ivana Misic rounded out the doubles sweep for NKU by defeating Angela Burgeson and Jessica Conlin 8-6 to keep their undefeated record intact at 5-0.

In women’s singles action, Schirmann swept Busch 6-0, 6-0 to run her record to 6-7, all in No. 3 singles flight action.

The other singles matches were also sweeps as Sunday defeated Bengal (6-3, 6-1), Isaacs downed Orner (6-1, 6-4), Hand cruised by Conlin (6-0, 6-1), Maggie Koetter drilled Burgeson (6-0, 6-2), and Sturgeon eased by Jessica Portney (6-2, 6-1).

In men’s action, NKU (7-4, 1-0 GLVC) proved to be too much in doubles action for Saint Joseph’s (9-5, 0-1 GLVC), setting the pace for the rest of the match to notch its fifth shutout of the season.
The Puma duo of Ishan Gohil and Brandon Ward proved to be outmatched by their Norse counterparts Ignacio Ortiz and Fritz Dlabik, who ran their doubles record to 5-0 with an 8-0 sweep.

Felipe Rossetti and Jason Arenstein downed Richards Ewbank and Miguel Belcina 8-1 in No. 2 doubles actions while Will Knoll and Tyler Fraser completed the combined doubles sweep by defeating Kris McNeary and Ben Kalinowski 8-3 in the No. 3 doubles flight.

The men’s singles action saw a carbon copy of Schirmann straight set victory in the women’s match as Jason Kramer (4-2 No. 6 flight, 6-4 overall) steamrolled Ben Kalinowski 6-0, 6-0.

In other men’s singles action, Ortiz rolled past Gohil (6-0, 6-3), Dlabik downed Ward (6-4, 6-1), Rossetti nipped McNeary (6-4, 6-3), Knoll eased by Ewbank (6-1, 6-2), and Ricardo Weaver defeated Belcina (6-2, 6-1).

Both teams will be back in action tomorrow morning in Romeoville, Ill., as they take on Lewis University. First serve is set for 10 a.m.