Women's Tennis splits matches with St. Norbert, Beloit

Women's Tennis splits matches with St. Norbert, Beloit

KOHLER, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin split a pair of non-conference matches on Saturday during non-conference play at the Sports Core. The Falcons fell, 8-1, to St. Norbert College before winning, 8-1, over Beloit College.

Freshman Amanda Ropiak (Franklin, Wis.) was the only Falcon to earn a victory in the opening match against the Green Knights (8-12). She defeated her No. 6 singles opponent 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) to earn a point. In the other singles matches, senior Jaclyn Ward (Franklin, Wis.) was the only player to push a SNC competitor into an extra set before falling 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (9-7).

The concluding match of the day was in favor of CUW from the start as it won all three doubles matches and 5-fo-6 singles matches over the Buccaneers (6-13). The duo of sophomore Emily McCormick (Waukesha, Wis.) and Ropiak blanked their No. 3 doubles opponents, 8-0, for a point.

During singles play senior Julie Spransy (Brown Deer, Wis.) led the Falcons with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles. Ward, freshman Ashley Knoll (Wilmot, Wis.) and Ropiak each allowed just two points in their respective matches, as they won in straight sets.

CUW next play on Monday, April 29 against Aurora University at 4 p.m. in the first round of the Northern Athletics Conference Tournament.

04/20/13 at Kohler, Wis. (Sports Core)

Singles competition
1. Chybowski, Nancy (SNC) def. Spransy, Julie (CUW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Slusarek, Maria (SNC) def. Ward, Jaclyn (CUW) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (9-7)
3. Bloniarz, Ariel (SNC) def. Reinke, Callie (CUW) 6-1, 6-3
4. Tews, Lizzy (SNC) def. McCormick, Emily (CUW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Rasmussen, Emily (SNC) def. Knoll, Ashley (CUW) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
6. Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) def. Dzurik, Maria (SNC) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition
1. Chybowski, Nancy/Slusarek, Maria (SNC) def. Spransy, Julie/Ward, Jaclyn (CUW) 8-2
2. Bloniarz, Ariel/Rasmussen, Emily (SNC) def. Reinke, Callie/Knoll, Ashley (CUW) 8-5
3. Tews, Lizzy/Dzurik, Maria (SNC) def. McCormick, Emily/Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) 8-5

Match Notes
St. Norbert 8-12
Concordia Wisconsin 10-10

04/20/13 at Kohler, Wis. (Sports Core)

Singles competition
1. Spransy, Julie (CUW) def. Capelli, Trina (BC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ward, Jaclyn (CUW) def. Mears, Maria (BC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Reinke, Callie (CUW) def. Beck, Emelie (BC) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8-6)
4. Hinck, Alex (BC) def. McCormick, Emily (CUW) 7-5, 6-3
5. Knoll, Ashley (CUW) def. Schnabel, Paola (BC) 6-2, 6-0
6. Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) def. Miller, Melissa (BC) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Spransy, Julie/Ward, Jaclyn (CUW) def. Capelli, Trina/Hinck, Alex (BC) 8-6
2. Reinke, Callie/Knoll, Ashley (CUW) def. Mears, Maria/Beck, Emelie (BC) 8-4
3. McCormick, Emily/Ropiak, Amanda (CUW) def. Schnabel, Paola/Rosenwinkel, Steph (BC) 8-0

Match Notes
Beloit 6-13
Concordia Wisconsin 11-10