Women’s Tennis

The UW Oshkosh women’s tennis team dominated Marian University 9-0 in their season home opener. This win was secured by victories in all six singles and three double flights at Kolf Sports Center on Thursday, Sept. 6.

The Titans won doubles contests defeating the Sabres in all three flights, including a 8-2 win from Kelley Hodyl and Hannah Peters of UWO over Emma Lewandowski and Mackenzie Meyers in the first flight.

In the second flight, Alyssa Leffler and Michelle Spicer of UWO defeated Meg Hartzell and Brenda Ordonez with a score of 8-3. The third flight was won with a 8-2 score from Samantha Koppa and Ireland Slattery of UWO over Erica Counter and Celeste Degeneffe.

This victory continued into single matches as Leffler won the No. 1 singles contest with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over Hartzell and Peters won the No. 2 singles challenge with her 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Lewandowski. Koppa took a 6-0, 6-1 victory from Kyrsten Bruce in the No. 3 flight.

The Titans received wins from Hodyl at No. 4 who defeated Meyers, 6-1, 6-4, and Michelle Spicer at No. 5 singles who outscored Degeneffe, 6-2, 6-3. Monica Micoliczyk took a 6-2, 6-1 score from Kristin Houle in the sixth flight.

The UWO women’s tennis team traveled to Green Bay on Friday, Sept. 7, to take on St. Norbert College. The Titans returned with a 8-1 victory, losing only the first doubles flight.

Sofie Koppmann and Meg Witt of St. Norbert outlasted Hodyl and Peters, 9-8. The No. 2 doubles Leffler and Spicer of UWO won 8-2 over Claire Hetzel and Hannah Keller. Koppa and Slattery at No. 3 doubles defeated Hannah Swajanen and Erin Vits, 8-6.

In the No. 1 singles, Leffler beat Witt, 6-1, 6-1, while Peters defeated Hetzel 6-4, 6-4. Koppa took the No. 3 singles with her 6-0, 6-1 win over Swajanen.

Koppa, a junior at UWO, said she knows the tennis team played tough games over the two-day span and are ready to keep the winning streak going.

“The energy from the win helped players push through the many games played over a two-day span,” Koppa said. “It always feels good to win the first match of the season. I believe this win put confidence in our team for how we play in competitive matches.This season is going to be very competitive, and I look forward to that.”

All the Titans had singles wins with Hodyl beating Nicole Pfotenhauer by a 6-3, 6-1 result in the No. 4 flight. Spicer defeated Hannah Keller 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 5 flight and Monica Micoliczyk defeated Morgan Moxon 6-4, 6-1 to finish the match.

The UWO women’s tennis team hosts UW-La Crosse this Friday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kolf Sports Complex.