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Men and Women both fall to UW-Badgers

Hello all, both the UW-Whitewater men's and women's teams got a terrific chance to play some high level tennis this weekend as they each took on the Big Ten UW-Badgers on Saturday afternoon.

We were able to push the Badgers during several of the sets played, but we ended up losing each match in straigh sets.  Although we were not able to pick up any individual wins, I felt that everyone competed at a strong level and fought to the end.  Some of the higlights were Byron Balkin taking his opponent to a second set tiebreak at #1 singles, Kalla Schaefer was up 4-3 at #1 for the ladies before her opponent buckled down.  Andrew Bayliss, Megan Kasten, Erik Scanlan, Mitch Osborne all had great efforts and tight second sets.

In doubles our #1 women's team played great tennis and Scanlan/Friend almost made a comeback after trailing 2-7.  Rademacher/Laktash at exhibition were able to take a 6-5 lead in their doubles match before losing 8-6 to Jack Larsen/Teppert.

For all individual scores, photos and Coach Bickett's take on the match, get the BZ at the The Bickett Zone

We leave on Thursday to play 10 matches on Spring Break between the two teams in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC.  Follow us down there by following us on UWW TENNIS TWITTER or UWW TENNIS FACEBOOK

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UWW Men and Women in Action

Both UWW men's and women's teams were in action this weekend. For a detailed wrap up, photos and Coach Bickett's thoughts, go to: The Bickett Zone

On Friday, the women's team traveled to Milwaukee to take on the D-1 UW-Milwaukee Panthers.  In doubles UWM was very talented at #1 and took down our #1 tandem of Schaefer/Bayliss 8-1. But at #2 and #3 the matches were both very competitive.  The Warhawks ended up losing two tight decisons as Smith/Divelbiss lost in a tiebreak to Skemp/Gow and Aguilar/Vitale lost to Kurer/Fritz.  In singles the highlights were Schaefer pushing the Panthers' top player Maddy Soule and Jackie Vitale taking out Megan Gow at #6.  Schaefer led in both sets3-2, but Soule figured out a way to pull out each set.  Vitale battled back from down 4-1 in the first set to win 7-6(3), 6-1 going away.  Go to women's match vs UWM for all individual scores.

On Saturday the men hosted a pair of regional foes.  In the morning the took down Lake Forest 8-1.  Our only loss was when we moved our #3 team of Scanlan/Friend up to #2 who lost in a tiebreak.  Rademacher/Laktash had another dominating performance at #3 winning 8-1.  Balkin played flawlessly against Kreis (a top regional player) winning 6-1, 6-2.  Against Carthage Balkin continued on his day of tough draws.  He first teamed with Osborne and lost a tough 8-6 decison to Lotz/Hazelman who have not lost all semester.  He then took down regionally ranked Jeff Lotz 7-6(2), 7-5 in a match where both players where showcasing some solid play. At #2 and #3 the Warhawks were equally impressive with Bayliss (avenging two losses from last season to Hazelman) and McGlashen taking out opponent that have been winning all season long.  Scanlan was able to come back after losing his first set to win 6-1 in the third set.  Go to men's matches vs Lake Forest and Carthage for all the individual scores of the two matches.

It was a terrific day.  Between matches on Saturday, we went to Lake Geneva for a nice lunch on the lakefront.  Some of the women were along supporting the guys, so it was a fun time.  After the Carthage match the men and women hustled back to campus and watched the Men's Basketball team win before a raucous crowd at home to advance to the Final 4 NCAA D-3 championships!  They will head to Salem, Virginia (where our Football team recently won the national title) this upcoming weekend for the final 2 games!  To see what the atmosphere was like go to: UWW Hoops advance to final 4

Up next for the Warhawk Tennis Teams: Both men and women will take on the D-1 UW-Badgers at noon on Saturday, March 17.  The match will be at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, WI.  We hope you can make it down to cheer on the Warhawks.  It is a great chance to see both teams together taking on obviously great competition!  If you coach tennis, this would be a great opportunity to bring a group of youngsters to watch a match in an exciting environment.  If you are a recruit, what a great way to see the team play.  Please help spread the word to come to Nielsen on Saturday to watch some college team tennis!  Feel free to forward this along to your tennis friends and USTA buddies.

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Six on WIAC All-Time Team
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is well represented on the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Time Women's Tennis Team, announced as part of the league's celebration of its centennial.  Warhawks on the honor squad include Wendy Seymour, Mary Sarbacker, Connie O'Neill, Lisa Bartnicki, and Kalla Schaefer (Madison/Madison Memorial)Frank Barnes was named the coach of the team.

Seymour won the 1988 WIAC flight two singles title, then moved up to number one and captured the league championship in both 1990 and 1991.  In '88 she also played on the flight two doubles winning team, and the next three years (1989-1991) she teamed up to win the number one doubles crown, ending her career with five flight one championships.  Seymour holds the UW-W record for wins at number one in a season, notching 28 wins in two different seasons, and is number two on the school's list for wins at one singles, as well as number one for most wins at any flight.

Sarbacker was part of three WIAC flight one doubles championships, winning in 1985, 1986, and 1987.  Her 27-3 mark with Bartnicki for the 1987-88 school year is the school's best ever flight one doubles record, the same year she went 16-2 at flight two singles for the Warhawks.  She also garnered two WIAC flight two singles titles.  Sarbacker and partner Kerry Riedl ran off twelve consecutive wins at one doubles in 1985-86, still the school record. 

O'Neill was the foundation for much of the Warhawk tennis success that followed.  Playing in the early years as the conference was organizing women's tennis, she won both the number one singles and one doubles titles in 1982.  O'Neill is still among the top ten in seven categories of the UW-W record book, with her 21-3 mark at one singles in 1982-38 the best winning percentage in school history.

Bartnicki won the league's number one singles crown in 1985 and 1986, after winning flight two in 1984.  She also teamed with Sarbacker to capture the 1986 and 1987 WIAC number one doubles championship.  She went on to qualify for NCAA III tournament play in singles in 1985, and in doubles with Sarbacker in 1987 when they set the school record for the best one doubles record.  Bartnicki is second in the school record book in career victories at one doubles.

Schaefer won WIAC flight one singles titles in 2008 and 2011, and partnered for one doubles crowns in 2008, 2009 and 2011.  She won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional title in 2008 and 2011, advancing to the final eight in the national tourney to earn All-America honors.  She teamed with Alexandra Bayliss (Sheboygan/North) to add ITA doubles honors this fall.  She set the school record for wins at one singles, or any flight, with a 32-7 record in 2008-2009, and her 79 victories at one singles and 68 wins at one doubles are both UW-W records. 

Barnes is UW-W's tennis coordinator, coaching both the women's and men's teams.  He is in his eighth year with the women's team, which he has directed to six WIAC titles, including the last five championships.  He has been named WIAC Coach of the Year four times, and has directed the Warhawks to NCAA III tournament berths four years in a row.  His players have been named WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar Athlete for women's tennis five times.  A Barnes' coached team last lost a WIAC dual meet in October of 2006.
UWW Tennis Teams (Men and Women) Both Ranked in Regional and National ITA Rankings
ITA rankings were released earlier this month for men’s and women’s tennis and UW-Whitewater was recognized regionally and nationally for both teams. Men: Team-nationally ranked #21 and regionally #8 in the Central Region. Individually-Byron Balkin is #14 in the region and Balkin/Mitch Osborne are #9 in the region as a doubles team. Women: Team-nationally ranked #29 and regionally #7 in the Central Region. Individually-Kalla Schaefer is ranked #4 in the region for singles and Schaefer/Alexandra Bayliss are ranked #2 in doubles in the region. Individual national rankings were not released for the women, but Kalla and Alexandra would have been ranked nationally most likely after Kalla finished in 7th place at the fall national ITA singles tournament and teamed with Alexandra to finish 8th at fall nationals in the ITA doubles tournament. To see all the current rankings go to: http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm The men will start their season again in January after the holiday break and take the court for their first dual match against Northern Illinois on Friday, Jan 27th. To see their full schedule and roster go to http://uwwsports.com/index.aspx?tab=tennis&path=mten The women, who captured their 5th consecutive WIAC title this past fall and have now won 38 straight conference matches will return to the courts in March. Their first contest of the spring will be against D-1 UW-Milwaukee on Friday, March 9th. For the full women’s schedule and roster go to http://uwwsports.com/index.aspx?tab=_tennis&path=wten Both teams will be trying to return to the NCAA tournament this spring where the men have received bids the past five years and the women have received bids the past four seasons. On a side note, go to the website http://uwwsports.com/index.aspx?tab=football&path=football to follow our football team as they try to win their third consecutive NCAA D-3 title! They are the #1 seeds in the playoffs where they will be playing the second round on Saturday at home. If they win three more games they will be in their 7th consecutive title game. They are currently on 41 game winning streak! We hope you all have a terrific holiday season starting with this weekend’s Thanksgiving celebration! GO WARHAWKS!!
UW-Whitewater Women's Tennis wins 5th consecutive WIAC title in dominating fashion by winning all nine flights.
The weekend could not have gone any better for the Lady Warhawks this weekend as they were able to win all six singles flights without losing a set and they won all three doubles flights. In addition, Kalla Schaefer won the prestigious WIAC scholar-athlete award for 2011! This was just the third time in WIAC conference history that a team has won all nine flights. The last time it happened was in 2008 when UW-Whitewater also accomplished this feat. The only other time a team did it was in 1982 when Marquette did it, but they were a D-1 team at the time. On day 1, Saturday, the Hawks put themselves in great shape by dominating the first two rounds of doubles without losing more than 4 games in any one match. They received first round byes in all the singles draws as well, which meant they were able to get out of Nielsen Tennis Stadium early and eat a nice home cooked meal at the Kasten’s home. So we had all of our double teams (#1 Bayliss/Schaefer, #2 Smith/Divelbiss, #3 Kasten/Jackie Vitale) in the finals for Sunday and all of our singles players (Schaefer, Smith, Divelbiss, Bayliss, Kasten, Aguilar) in the semis at the end of the day. On day 2 the Warhawks started with the semis (then finals) of singles. In the semis no player lost more than 3 games, sending them all to the finals. In the finals of singles each of the players except Bayliss were able to win without dropping more than 4 games! Bayliss used her typical finishing skills to win each set coming from behind against Tresseder. In her first set she was down 3-2, before rolling off the last 4 games. In the second set, she was down 3-4, before rolling off the last three. So now we just needed to secure the finals of each of the three doubles flights. At #1D it was a back and forth dog-fight against UWEC, but Schaefer was able to hold serve at 8-7 to get the 9-7 win. At #2D it was a battle of very similar style teams against UWL in a very entertaining match, but UWW pulled away in the end 8-3. This left it to Kasten and Vitale to get the sweep for the team. Kasten played very steady and full of energy while Vitale roamed the net putting numerous volleys and overheads away to get the 8-4 win. To top it all off, Kalla Schaefer’s combination of academics, volunteer work and athletic accomplishments earned her honors of the WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar Athlete for Women’s Tennis. This is an honor that we are always proud to get and Schaefer is the 7th tennis player in school history to receive this award. Congrats to Kalla! To see the entire story of the tournament, go to: http://wiacsports.com/news/2011/10/23/WTEN_1023114408.aspx To see the individual brackets, go to: http://wiacsports.com/documents/2011/10/17/2011ChampionshipBracket.pdf?id=1497 2011 WIAC Tournament Championship Points 1. UW-Whitewater (63 points) 2. UW-Eau Claire (48 points) 3. UW-Oshkosh (43 points) 4. UW-La Crosse (42 points) 5. UW-Stevens Point (23 points) 6. UW-River Falls (20 points) 7. UW-Stout (13 points) This is just the end of the fall season for the ladies! And was a wonderful one it was. The ladies will be working in the offseason to get ready for a rigorous spring schedule to try to achieve some more great accomplishments! We’ll keep you posted! GO WARHAWKS!!!
Women's team gets 38th consecutive WIAC match win and remain unbeaten on the year. Schaefer and Bayliss compete at nationals.
It was quite a week for the Lady Warhawks. Lots of miles were put on with the team in three different cities (La Crosse, Winona, and Eau Claire) and a trip to the ITA national individual tournament for Kalla Schaefer and Alexandra Bayliss. The team was able to pull out three dual match wins to finish the fall dual season undefeated at 11-0. First let’s start with Kalla and Alexandra’s trip to nationals. They earned this trip along with All-American honors by winning the ITA regional tournament three weeks ago. Schaefer won that singles draw of 64 and also teamed up with Bayliss to win the regional doubles draw. The eight regional winners of singles and doubles from across the nation then met in Mobile, Alabama to duke it out. So there were eight singles players in the draw and eight doubles teams. Since I was busy with important conference matches in Wisconsin without two of our top players Coach Bickett made the Alabama trip. In singles, Kalla drew the #2 seed, Gabriel Clark from Emory. She lost 6-1, 6-2 and headed to the consolation side. There she first faced Knoop from Trinity (TX). It was quite a battle, and Schaefer led 3-2 in the third set before Knoop took over for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. In the seventh place match Schaefer won 6-2, 7-5 over Ave Sadeghi of Vassar after trailing 5-4 in the second set. In doubles, Schaefer/Bayliss faced the #1 seeds Chen/Chin of Carnegie Mellon. They lost 6-2, 6-1 and headed to the back draw. Their next match was one of the most up and down matches I’ve ever been a part of against Whitman. (At least I was a part of it by texting from Mr Bayliss). They lost the first set 6-1, but Mr Bayliss told me they could win at that point. They indeed turned it around and won the second set 6-0 to send it to a match tiebreak. In that tiebreak they were down 0-2, then won seven straight points to go up 7-2. They went back and forth until they were up 9-4. Just one more point, right? Not so fast. At this point I was getting point by point updates. I watch my phone as they lost 7 straight points, unfortunately, to lose 11-9. It was a heartbreaker and they could not recover to win their third match. They lost 6-4, 6-1 to a solid team from Williams College to finish 8th. To see all the result from the ITA D-3 championships go to: http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/DIII+Women+Singles+and+Doubles.pdf Back in Wisconsin each of our players moved up a spot or two in the lineup as they played La Crosse and Winona on Friday. Against La Crosse, with this new lineup, it was shaky at first. We dropped the first three doubles matches to go down 0-3. Captains Smith and Divelbiss spoke to the team between singles and doubles and told the players we were going to come back from this set back and win 6-3. That is exactly what the Lady Hawks did. We won fairly quickly at #1, #2, #3, and #6 (Hillary Franzen did great in her first huge dual match). But we still needed at least one more point to win the team match. At #4 and #5 it was pretty tight. Lauren Aguilar had dropped the first set 6-2, and Jackie Vitale was in a dog first after losing the first set 7-6. They both battled back however. Aguilar clinched the match winning the next two sets 6-0, 6-4 and Jackie, the tiebreak kid, won her match 6-7 (5), 7-6(4), 10-8! Way to go ladies! Against D-2 Winona State we still had a new lineup. This time Jackie Vitale/Abby Day stepped in for a win at #3 doubles and Kelly Foster had a solid win at #6 singles. The Hawks won this one 8-1. The only one that lost was Lauren who simply ran out of gas after winning the first set. She was on the court a long time on Friday!! To see all the results from the UWLaX match and the Winona match go to: http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2011/10/14/WTEN_1014112201.aspx On Sunday, we were back to having most of our lineup back. Schaefer/Bayless got back to the Milwaukee airport at 10pm, but really wanted to re-join the team for the dual match finally against UWEC. They drove back four hours, slept for a couple hours, then got up to join the team. Aguilar now was missing, however, as she was gone for a wedding. Against UWEC, we were able to win all the matches except for Schaefer/Bayliss at #1 doubles for another 8-1 win. I guess they were a bit jet-lagged. They recovered in time to pull it out in singles. Actually all of our singles players remained unbeaten on the year in conference play. The only one that went three sets was Smith, but came back to win the final two sets 6-0, 6-1. To see all the results from the UWW vs UWEC match go to: http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2011/10/16/WTEN_1016115532.aspx Now the fun begins!! We have our conference tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, in Madison, WI. The successful dual season has set us up nicely with seeds. We have #1 seeds at 7 of the 9 flights and the #2 seed at the other two flights, but there is a lot of work to do. Saturday the first two rounds of doubles will be play played followed by the first round of singles. Because we have all the #1 seeds and byes at these flights we will not need to stay late into the night for that first round of singles. The doubles action Saturday will begin at 1pm. Schaefer/Bayliss will play right away. Smith/Divelbiss will play around 2pm and Kasten/Vitale will start around 3pm or so. Sunday will begin with the final two rounds of singles starting at 9am. After the singles is complete the day will end with the final round of doubles play. To go to the WIAC tournament championship website for all information including the draws, go to: http://www.wiacsports.com/sports/2011/9/27/WTEN_0927111951.aspx?id=140 Please come join us this weekend to take in some very good tennis. We’d love to see and hear your support!! GO WARHAWKS!!!!
Another great weekend for the UW-Whitewater Women's Tennis team. Team gets 38th consecutive WIAC match win and remain unbeaten on the year. Schaefer and Bayliss compete at nationals.
It was quite a week for the Lady Warhawks. Lots of miles were put on with the team in three different cities (La Crosse, Winona, and Eau Claire) and a trip to the ITA national individual tournament for Kalla Schaefer and Alexandra Bayliss. The team was able to pull out three dual match wins to finish the fall dual season undefeated at 11-0. First let’s start with Kalla and Alexandra’s trip to nationals. They earned this trip along with All-American honors by winning the ITA regional tournament three weeks ago. Schaefer won that singles draw of 64 and also teamed up with Bayliss to win the regional doubles draw. The eight regional winners of singles and doubles from across the nation then met in Mobile, Alabama to duke it out. So there were eight singles players in the draw and eight doubles teams. Since I was busy with important conference matches in Wisconsin without two of our top players Coach Bickett made the Alabama trip. In singles, Kalla drew the #2 seed, Gabriel Clark from Emory. She lost 6-1, 6-2 and headed to the consolation side. There she first faced Knoop from Trinity (TX). It was quite a battle, and Schaefer led 3-2 in the third set before Knoop took over for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. In the seventh place match Schaefer won 6-2, 7-5 over Ave Sadeghi of Vassar after trailing 5-4 in the second set. In doubles, Schaefer/Bayliss faced the #1 seeds Chen/Chin of Carnegie Mellon. They lost 6-2, 6-1 and headed to the back draw. Their next match was one of the most up and down matches I’ve ever been a part of against Whitman. (At least I was a part of it by texting from Mr Bayliss). They lost the first set 6-1, but Mr Bayliss told me they could win at that point. They indeed turned it around and won the second set 6-0 to send it to a match tiebreak. In that tiebreak they were down 0-2, then won seven straight points to go up 7-2. They went back and forth until they were up 9-4. Just one more point, right? Not so fast. At this point I was getting point by point updates. I watch my phone as they lost 7 straight points, unfortunately, to lose 11-9. It was a heartbreaker and they could not recover to win their third match. They lost 6-4, 6-1 to a solid team from Williams College to finish 8th. To see all the result from the ITA D-3 championships go to: http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/DIII+Women+Singles+and+Doubles.pdf Back in Wisconsin each of our players moved up a spot or two in the lineup as they played La Crosse and Winona on Friday. Against La Crosse, with this new lineup, it was shaky at first. We dropped the first three doubles matches to go down 0-3. Captains Smith and Divelbiss spoke to the team between singles and doubles and told the players we were going to come back from this set back and win 6-3. That is exactly what the Lady Hawks did. We won fairly quickly at #1, #2, #3, and #6 (Hillary Franzen did great in her first huge dual match). But we still needed at least one more point to win the team match. At #4 and #5 it was pretty tight. Lauren Aguilar had dropped the first set 6-2, and Jackie Vitale was in a dog first after losing the first set 7-6. They both battled back however. Aguilar clinched the match winning the next two sets 6-0, 6-4 and Jackie, the tiebreak kid, won her match 6-7 (5), 7-6(4), 10-8! Way to go ladies! Against D-2 Winona State we still had a new lineup. This time Jackie Vitale/Abby Day stepped in for a win at #3 doubles and Kelly Foster had a solid win at #6 singles. The Hawks won this one 8-1. The only one that lost was Lauren who simply ran out of gas after winning the first set. She was on the court a long time on Friday!! To see all the results from the UWLaX match and the Winona match go to: http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2011/10/14/WTEN_1014112201.aspx On Sunday, we were back to having most of our lineup back. Schaefer/Bayless got back to the Milwaukee airport at 10pm, but really wanted to re-join the team for the dual match finally against UWEC. They drove back four hours, slept for a couple hours, then got up to join the team. Aguilar now was missing, however, as she was gone for a wedding. Against UWEC, we were able to win all the matches except for Schaefer/Bayliss at #1 doubles for another 8-1 win. I guess they were a bit jet-lagged. They recovered in time to pull it out in singles. Actually all of our singles players remained unbeaten on the year in conference play. The only one that went three sets was Smith, but came back to win the final two sets 6-0, 6-1. To see all the results from the UWW vs UWEC match go to: http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2011/10/16/WTEN_1016115532.aspx Now the fun begins!! We have our conference tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, in Madison, WI. The successful dual season has set us up nicely with seeds. We have #1 seeds at 7 of the 9 flights and the #2 seed at the other two flights, but there is a lot of work to do. Saturday the first two rounds of doubles will be play played followed by the first round of singles. Because we have all the #1 seeds and byes at these flights we will not need to stay late into the night for that first round of singles. The doubles action Saturday will begin at 1pm. Schaefer/Bayliss will play right away. Smith/Divelbiss will play around 2pm and Kasten/Vitale will start around 3pm or so. Sunday will begin with the final two rounds of singles starting at 9am. After the singles is complete the day will end with the final round of doubles play. To go to the WIAC tournament championship website for all information including the draws, go to: http://www.wiacsports.com/sports/2011/9/27/WTEN_0927111951.aspx?id=140 Please come join us this weekend to take in some very good tennis. We’d love to see and hear your support!! GO WARHAWKS!!!!
Follow UWW's Schaefer and Bayliss at the ITA national championships this weekend
Kalla Schaefer and Alexandra Bayliss will be representing the Midwest Region this upcoming weekend in Mobile Alabama at the ITA National Championships. They earned this honor by winning the singles draw (Schaefer) and the doubles draw (Schaefer/Bayliss) at the ITA regional championships three weeks ago. The winners of the eight regions from around the country will meet at nationals, so there will be a draw of eight for singles and a draw of eight for doubles. All places will be played out, so they are guaranteed 3 singles matches and 3 doubles matches. Match times: Singles: Schaefer will be playing singles at 8:30am EST on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Doubles: Schaefer/Bayliss will be playing two doubles matches on Thursday afternoon and one on Friday afternoon. If they win either D-3 draw, they will be entered into the Super Bowl where the winners of D-3, D-2, NAIA and Jucos will face off in a playoff starting Saturday afternoon into Sunday. To see the actual draws go to: http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/DIII+Women+Singles+and+Doubles.pdf For more info on the tournament, and to see live scoring throughout the event go to: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/SmallCollege.htm
Another Great Week for Warhawk Women's Tennis!
The Lady Warhawks had another impressive week winning two dual matches at home on Wednesday then dominated the Hines-Kellogg Invitational (individual tournament) this past weekend. That tournament was hosted by D-1 Western Illinois and UWW was the only team that does not offer scholarships (the only D-3 school). On Wednesday the team used 12 players in the starting lineups to take down conference rival UW-Oshkosh and down the road neighbor Edgewood College both by 9-0 scores. The Warhawks did not lose a set in either match. Oshkosh recently knocked off UW-La Crosse, so it was impressive to see the players play so well against one of leagues other top teams. Against Edgewood many of our players that are not in the lineup as often got a chance to play in the varsity lineup. Also Lauren Aguilar had an impressive match at #1 singles against Shae Beckweth. For all scores and photos from the Wednesday duals go to: http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2011/10/5/WTEN_1005115002.aspx Like I said, this past weekend was impressive as the Warhawks found themselves up against scholarship players in a tournament that had two D-1 teams, three D-2 teams, and 2 NAIA teams. The Warhawks performed admirably with these tough draws (There were 7 singles draws and 3 doubles draws). They won six of the 10 flights, and were second at the other four flights! Some of the highlights were a UWW battle at #7 singles as Hillary Franzen and Jackie Vitale faced off in the finals. They split sets, but Vitale was able to come up with the win. Divelbiss, Bayliss, Kasten, and Aguilar were also flight champions at #3 through #6 singles respectively. Smith almost knocked off the #1 seed in her final, but came up just short losing 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Olivet Nazarene. Schaefer also lost in the final to ONU. There was also an all Whitewater doubles final at #3 doubles. This time Kasten/Aguilar took down team mates Day/Vitale 8-3. Our #1 and #2 teams Schaefer/Bayliss and Smith/Divelbiss lost in the finals to some tough competition. To see individual brackets from the tournament to go: http://www.uwwsports.com/documents/2011/10/8/6th_Annual_Hinds-Kellogg_Classic_Results.pdf?id=793 This upcoming weekend the team has a full slate again-on the road at three different locations. On Friday the Lady Hawks travel to La Crosse to take on conference rival, the Eagles, at 1pm. They then head over to Winona to take on D-2 Winona State. On Sunday they will take on UW-Eau Claire at UWEC at 10am. GO WARHAWKS!!!
Women Win Match vs. UW-Stevens Point
The women had a match on Tuesday at Stevens Point. They came ready to play and only lost 5 games of the 101 games played. For details of that match and individual scores go to: http://uwwsports.com/news/2011/9/27/WTEN_0927111031.aspx Abby Day and Jackie Vitale were named UWW’s players of the week for their performances. The women host Oshkosh and Edgewood on Wed (3:30 and 6:30) and then will be traveling to a tournament with all scholarship teams hosted by D-1 Western Illinois this weekend. Play will be all day Friday and Saturday for that tournament. GO WARHAWKS!