Sabres Win a Pair Against Benedictine, Aurora

FOND DU LAC, Wis. ( – The Marian University women's tennis team swept a pair of Northern Athletics Conference matches, winning a 5-4 decision over Benedictine and a 6-3 decision against Aurora to close out the day. The Sabres are now 3-4 overall, 3-2 in the NAC.

In the morning session against Benedictine, the Sabres had the upper hand in singles play taking the first four matches and only to fall in the last two. Of the four wins, Brynn Hartzell at #3 singles was the only one to go into three sets, winning the tiebreaker, 7-2. Goyke, Connaher and Will swept their opponents taking both sets.

In the doubles matches, #1 team Ann Goyke/Brynn Hartzell earned the lone win taking the match 8-2.

In the 2 p.m. match against Aurora, the Sabres battled another close match, but again came out victorious taking the first four matches in singles. Again, Hartzell went into three sets, but took the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

In the doubles matches, both the #1 team Ann Goyke/Brynn Hartzell and #2 team Reilly Connaher/Chelsea Will won their matches 8-6 and 8-5 respectively.

Marian University 5, Benedictine 4 Sep 8, 2012 at Fond du Lac, Wis. (Fond du Lac HS) 

Singles competition

1. Goyke, Ann (MU) def. Savickas, Lina (BENU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Connaher, Reilly (MU) def. Iway, Vivianna (BENU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Hartzell, Brynn (MU) def. Goyao, Antoinette (BENU) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)

4. Will, Chelsey (MU) def. Movva, Bhavana (BENU) 6-3, 6-3

5. Haifleigh, Kam (BENU) def. Brooker, Sarah (MU) 6-0, 6-2

6. Savio, Anna (BENU) def. Hofstetter, Karianne (MU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Goyke, Ann/Hartzell, Brynn (MU) def. Savickas, Lina/Iway, Vivianna (BENU) 8-2

2. Goyao, Antoinette/Movva, Bhavana (BENU) def. Connaher, Reilly/Will, Chelsey (MU) 8-5

3. Haifleigh, Kam/Savio, Anna (BENU) def. Brooker, Sarah/Hofstetter, Karianne (MU) 8-3


Marian University 6, Aurora 3 Sep 8, 2012 at Fond du Lac, Wis. (Fond du Lac HS) 

Singles competition

1. Goyke, Ann (MU) def. Madison, Chloe (AU) 6-3, 6-3

2. Connaher, Reilly (MU) def. Savellano, Christy (AU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Hartzell, Brynn (MU) def. Jansen, Natalie (AU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

4. Will, Chelsey (MU) def. Kuntzi, Emily (AU) 6-1, 6-2

5. LaVoy, Taylor (AU) def. Brooker, Sarah (MU) 7-5, 6-3

6. Hankes, Jordan (AU) def. Hofstetter, Karianne (MU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Goyke, Ann/Hartzell, Brynn (MU) def. Madison, Chloe/Savellano, Christy (AU) 8-6

2. Connaher, Reilly/Will, Chelsey (MU) def. Jansen, Natalie/LaVoy, Taylor (AU) 8-5

3. Kuntzi, Emily/Pacheco, Andrea (AU) def. Brooker, Sarah/Hofstetter, Karianne (MU) 9-7