Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.