Tennis drops Pointers

Evan Moris, Sports Editor

The UWO women’s tennis team coasted past hosting UW-Stevens Point 8-1 to improve to 2-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 4-2 overall.

Alyssa Leffler and Michelle Spicer won No.1 doubles over the Pointers Leah Hollander and Kaylee Woelfel 8-1. Leffler also won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-1 against Hollander. Spicer won the No. 3 singles match versus Woelfel 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, UWO won its final two doubles matches 8-1. The Titans’ Samantha Koppa and Jenna Peterson dominated in their win over Anna Dobbe and Angie Hernandez of UW-Stevens Point in the second flight.

The third flight of doubles saw UWO’s Monica Micoliczyk and Ashlee Polena cruise past Lea Beckman and Rebecca Goska 8-1.

The Titans also saw victories from Koppa in No. 2 singles match. Polena won No. 5 singles and Ireland Slattery in the No. 6 singles match.

Titans’ junior Koppa said she did not try to do to much Thursday to help her win both her singles and doubles matches against the Pointers.

“My mindset heading into Stevens Point was to stay focused in both doubles and singles and to finish the point when I had the opportunity to,” Koppa said.

The Pointers’ lone victory came from Hernandez as she defeated UWO’s Micoliczyk 7-6(6), 6-1.

Titans head coach Robert Henshaw said the team matched up well against the Pointers, which led to the victory.

“UWSP has had some similar opponents to us throughout the season, and on paper we lined up quite well against them,” Henshaw said. “Most of the players on our team went on to the court with a plan and worked hard to realize that plan.”

Henshaw said he hopes his team plays to their full potential this Friday against UW-Stout.

“I hope that we can play some of our best tennis against Stout,” Henshaw said. “They always seem to compete very hard against us, and it is a match that we will need to play well in to win.”

The Titans will face UW-Stout Friday, Oct. 12 and UW-Eau Claire Saturday, Oct. 13.