Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
QUINCY, Ill. – Just
one day after battling Missouri-St. Louis down to the wire, the
Northern Kentucky University tennis
teams at little problems in clipping the wings of the Quincy University
Hawks in Great Lakes Valley Conference tennis action Saturday morning.
The NKU women’s team (12-4, 4-0 GLVC), who are currently
ranked 42nd in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association and fourth in the current Midwest Region standings,
steamrolled their counterparts 5-1 with three matches being left
The NKU men’s team, who own a eighth-place ranking in the
Midwest Region, took all three doubles points and two singles points
to demolish the Hawks 5-0 – four men’s matches were
left unfinished when the deciding fifth point was won.
In women’s action, NKU was able to jump out to an early 3-0
lead courtesy of strong play out of its doubles teams.
The duo of Stephanie Isaacs and Jillian Sturgeon flew past Anele
Novak and Lauren Henry on their way to an 8-2 victory and improving
their overall doubles record to 5-3 with a 3-1 GLVC record.
Michelle Schirmann and Kristen Sunday improved their outstanding
record to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in GLVC play with an 8-1 shellacking
of Michelle Bertelsman and Megan Marsot. Ivana Misic and Jenny
Hand defeated the Ganer twins (Pam and Leslie) 8-5.
Quincy (5-10, 0-3 GLVC) was able to take a singles point as Leslie
Ganer downed Sturgeon 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (11-9). The win was the
lone bright spot on the day for either Hawk team.
Hand defeated Pam Ganer 6-1, 6-3 and Koetter downed Bernadette
Hayden 6-4, 6-1 to win the match deciding points.
The NKU men’s team (10-4, 4-0 GLVC) matched the women’s
team by taking all three doubles points en route to an easy team
The team of Frtiz Dlabik and Ignacio Ortiz matched teammates Will
Knoll and Tyler Fraser in defeating their respective opponents
by the same 8-3 score. Felipe Rossetti and Jason Kramer (1-1) earned
their first win together as they downed the Brothers Marroquin
(Alonso and Rodrigo) 8-6.
Knoll and Ricardo Weaver were the only Norse players to complete
their singles matches as both went for wins securing the 5-0 team
Knoll (10-3, 4-0 GLVC) defeated Brian Silverstein 6-0, 6-3 while
Weaver (9-4, 4-0 GLVC) slipped past Baxter Grace 6-4, 6-2.
The match loss drops Quincy’s men’s team to 3-8 overall
and 0-3 in GLVC play.
The NKU men’s team will now travel to take on Cedarville
(Ohio) University on Tuesday, March 31 before returning to the
Yeager Tennis Complex two days later as they host Xavier University.
First serve for both matches will be at 3 p.m.
Both NKU teams will be back in GLVC action on Friday, April 3,
as Drury University rolls into town.