FOND dU LAC, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin entered Tuesday evening having already secured a spot in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament, but needed a win to end on a positive note. The Falcons downed Marian University, 7-2, at Buttermilk Creek Park.
CUW's (9-2, 9-2 NACC) seed in the league postseason is still undetermined because of matches scheduled for Saturday. Visit CUWFalcons.com later to find out its seeding for the semifinal round, which is scheduled for late April.
CUW won singles matches from in the 3-6 slots to take the conference matchup.
Knoll blanked her No. 5 opponent 6-0, 6-0 to lead singles play. Ropiak and senior Kristine Weber (Rochester Hills, Mich.) needed extra points to pick up their respective wins, while the Falcons won by default at No. 6 singles.
CUW has two non-conference matches scheduled this fall and will play at UW-Stevens Point this Saturday at 12 p.m.
Concordia Wisconsin 7, Marian 2
1. Goyke, Ann (MU) def. Sapp, Jessica (CUW) 6-0, 6-1
2. Hartzell, Brynn (MU) def. McCormick, Emily (CUW) 7-5, 6-3
3. Weber, Kristine (CUW) def. Stoffell, Rachel (MU) 2-6, 6-2, 10-7
4. Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) def. Spannbauer, Melissa (MU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-8
5. Knoll, Ashley (CUW) def. Jandacek, Annie (MU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Wagner, Michaela (CUW) def. No player (MU), by default
1. Knoll, Ashley/Weber, Kristine (CUW) def. Goyke, Ann/Hartzell, Brynn (MU) 8-4
2. McCormick, Emily/Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) def. Stoffell, Rachel/Spannbauer, Melissa (MU) 8-2
3. Wagner, Michaela/Macioch, Alisia (CUW) def. No player/No player (MU), by default
Concordia Wisconsin 9-2, 9-2 NACC
Marian 4-9, 3-7 NACC