Golden Eagles fall 9-0 to Peacocks, Warriors

    The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s tennis team opened its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule Saturday in Winona, but was ultimately shut out 9-0 by Upper Iowa University and Winona State University.


    “We came up against another strong NSIC opponent Saturday night,” UMC head coach Lee Meier said following the Winona State matchup. “Our team is working very hard. We fight for every point and we continue to get better on the court.”


    Upper Iowa improves to 1-0, Winona State improves to 2-0 and UMC falls to 0-3 on the season with Saturday’s results.


    UMC returns to action Saturday in Duluth. The Golden Eagles will face Gustavus Adolphus College at 2 p.m. and the University of Minnesota Duluth at 5 p.m.

UMC vs. UIU Results
Doubles
    No. 1 – Isabella Sella/Linn Sorman (UIU) def. Whitney Erickson/Reanne Erickson (UMC) 8-3
    No. 2 – Kelly Jachymowski/Shakhnaza Zhanatova (UIU) def. Ellen Dauphinais/Adrianna Tiede (UMC) 8-1
    No. 3 – Anna Okolot/Breanna Heichert (UIU) def. Hanna Ruckheim/Tien Nguyen (UMC) 8-1

Singles
    No. 1 – Sella (UIU) def. W. Erickson (UMC) 6-0, 6-1
    No. 2 – Zhanatova (UIU) def. R Erickson (UMC) 6-0 6-0
    No. 3 – Sorman (UIU) def. Ruckheim (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
    No. 4 – Jachymowski (UIU) def. Tiede (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
    No. 5 – Okolot (UIU) def. Dauphinais (UMC) 6-0, forfeit
    No. 6 – Heichert (UIU) def. Nguyen (UMC) 6-0, 6-0

UMC vs. WSU Results
Doubles
    No. 1 – Rachel Gantz/Kaisey Skibba (WSU) def. W. Erickson/R. Erickson (UMC) 8-1
    No. 2 – Justine Daane/Katie Scruggs (WSU) def. Tiede/Ruckheim (UMC) 8-0
    No. 3 – Keara Thiele/Tayla Card (WSU) def. Nguyen/Dauphinais (UMC) 8-0

Singles
    No. 1 – Skibba (WSU) def. W. Erickson (UMC) 6-3, 6-4
    No. 2 – Gantz (WSU) def. R. Erickson (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
    No. 3 – Daane (WSU) def. Ruckheim (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
    No. 4 – Card (WSU) def. Tiede (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
    No. 5 – Scruggs (WSU) def. Dauphinais (UMC) 6-2, 6-2
    No. 6 – Lauren Willkom (WSU) def. Nguyen (UMC) 6-0, 6-0