Women’s tennis falls to UMD

David Bassey
Staff Writer

Gloomy was the weather forecast on Saturday evening in Minnetonka, MN, as the Minnesota State Mavericks fell to the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 6-3 in an NSIC matchup.

The dual consisted of six singles matches and three doubles matches over the weekend.

The Mavericks began the dual winning one of three doubles matches, with the duo of junior Valerie Bresnahan and freshman Tyanna Washa defeating Isabel Thinner and Jilian Klasen by 8-6 in the No. 3 doubles match.

In the singles competition, the Mavericks held on to a pair of match wins, as the Bulldogs locked down a 6-3 win.

Junior Erin Streeter finished with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Shelby Benkofske in the first singles match of the day.

Sophomore Monika Ryan forced a deciding third set in the No. 2 singles match, but fell to Megan Anderson by 10-7 (6-4,4-6, 1-0).

Freshman Madeline Muotka defeated Arielle Emerson by 6-1, 6-1 in the last singles match.

On Sunday, the Mavericks took on the Huskies of St. Cloud State University in Fridley, MN. The Mavericks seemed to have recovered from the setback a day earlier, improving their record to 4-11 on the season, including a 3-5 NSIC record, thus dropping the Huskies to a 3-13 and 3-5 NSIC league record.

The pace was set with the Mavericks winning two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead.

The winning duo comprised of seniors Nina Riesselman and Kylie DeWees, who defeated the Huskies’ Melissa Nierenhausen and Samantha Fitzpatrick by a score of 8-2 in the second doubles match.

The second doubles win came from the duo of Bresnahan and Washa, ousting Sommer Kopff and Abby Scheck in the third doubles match by a score of 8-5.

With no love lost, the Mavericks locked down the dual by winning four of the six single matches with a final score of 6-3.

Streeter dominated her opponent, Fernanda Morais Quintino DosSantos by scores of 6-3, and 6-2 in the first singles match.

DeWees defeated Nierenhausen by 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 3 singles match. Senior

Risselman defeated her opponent Ann Marie White in the No. 5 singles match by 6-4, 6-1 as freshman Washa tallied a 6-3, 6-3 win over Scheck in the No. 6 singles match.

With the losing streak ended, the Mavericks return to the lawn for more action on Friday, where they will take on Minnesota Crookston in Minnetonka, MN for a dual scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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