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UWS ROUND-UP: Men’s tennis wins sixth straight match

UW-Superior’s Allison Tollas returns a shot during a match earlier this season at UWS. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The University of Wisconsin Superior men’s tennis team won its sixth-straight match Sunday afternoon with a 9-0 win over the Minnesota Morris Cougars in the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse.

Superior’s Josiah Borst had the toughest match for UWS at No. 1 singles. Paul Leslie won the first game 7-6 before Borst rallied for wins of 6-1 and 10-7 in a tiebreaker.

Chad Hietala and Will Sherman both won by scores of 6-0, 6-0; Leonardo Paredes and Will Sherman both won 6-1, 6-0; and Petar Bulatovic won 6-0, 6-1.

Hietala and Paredes saw some tough competition at No. 2 doubles, before winning 8-5.

UWS (5-4, 1-0 UMAC) is at St. Scholastica at 4 p.m. Thursday. On Saturday the Yellowjacket men and women play at Northwestern (St. Paul) at 9 a.m. and at Martin Luther (New Ulm) at 3:30 p.m.

UWS 9, Minn. Morris 0

  1. Josiah Borst def. Paul Leslie, 6-7, 6-1, 10-7
  2. Leonardo Paredes def. Andy Haley, 6-1, 6-0
  3. Chad Hietala def. Franklin Real, 6-0-6-0
  4. Petar Bulatovic def. Jack Flicker, 6-0, 6-1
  5. Will Sherman def. Gannon Youakim, 6-1, 6-0
  6. Harry Simpson def. Chase Gray, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

Borst/Sherman def. Leslie/Real, 8-3

Paredes/Hietala def. Haley/Flicker, 8-5

Gavin Mangan/Grady Hauswirth def. Youakim/Gray, 8-1

Women’s tennis

UWS (3-8, 1-0) won twice at home over the weekend, 8-1 over UW-Stout on Saturday and 9-0 over Morris on Sunday.

The Yellowjackets swept the doubles competition against Stout as Alison Tollas and Mariah Linder had the closest match in doubles, winning 8-6. The other two UWS doubles duos won their matches 8-2.

Emily Wald continued her winning streak in singles competition, winning 6-1 and 6-0.

Tollas saw some stiff competition at the No. 1 spot, getting a 6-1 win in the first game, then winning the second game in a tiebreaker, 10-8.

Linder also picked up two 6-2 victories, while Megan Dulong and Charlotte Zangs had set wins of 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

UWS 9, Morris 0

  1. Alison Tollas def. Emily Johnson, 6-4, 6-22
  2. Emily Wald def. Sam Tate, 6-2, 6-13
  3. Mariah Linder def. Abby Van Kempen, 6-0, 6-3
  4. Kitana Honkola def. Anais Chaudeur, 6-0, 6-0
  5. Megan Dulong def. Katie Auger, 6-0, 6-0
  6. Charlotte Zangs def. Kendra Raths, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

  1. Tollas/Linder def. Emily Johnson/Sam Tate, 8-1
  2. Wald/Honkola def. Abby Van Kempen/Anais Chaudeur, 8-2
  3. Dulong/Zangs def. Katie Auger/Kendra Raths, 8-0

Softball

UWS split with Bethany Lutheran Saturday in Austin, Minn., losing 4-0 and winning 9-8.

The Yellowjackets had three hits in the opener, a double by Katie White and singles by Saige Patrick and Ciarra Stavang.

Macy Hanson pitched well through four innings, striking out eight batters, including five in a row from the second to third innings.

The second game was scoreless through three innings before UWS took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Alayna Tulip singled and scored on a Gabby Gidley’s ground out.

The Vikings scored five in the top of the fifth inning, but UWS answered with three runs in the bottom of the same frame.

Ciarra Stavang walked and scored on Patrick’s double. A throwing error scored Patrick and put White on second. White then scored on Bailey Kinnunen’s single.

The Vikings took an 8-4 lead in the top of the sixth inning, but Superior answered once again with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Gidley doubled to start the sixth and scored on Sarah Fjeran’s single. Patrick followed with an RBI single, Tulip tied it up with an RBI groundout and the winning run came in on Kinnunen’s double down the left-field line.

Hanson started the game, but eventually picked up the save when she struck out the final batter in the top of the seventh inning.

Hanson pitched the first 6.1 innings, allowing eight runs on 13 hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Damar Theis, the winning pitcher, got the first two outs in the seventh before Hanson re-entered the game to get the final out.

The Yellowjackets are scheduled to host Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. today at Liebaert Field.

Game 1

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UW-Superior 000 000 0 0 3 1

Game 2

Bethany Lutheran 000 053 0 8 13 3

UW-Superior 000 135 x 9 10 0

Honors

Each spring, the UMAC recognizes outstanding senior student-athletes who demonstrate a healthy balance by achieving excellence in academics, leadership, and service while participating in intercollegiate athletics, through the UMAC Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award.

This year, the UMAC has named nine female and nine male finalists who will be eligible to receive the UMAC Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Winners of the Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award — which will be given to one male and one female — will be announced Wednesday. The two award winners will be honored on their individual campuses and presented with a personalized plaque.

UW-Superior’s finalist are Brittany Laehn (Gilmantown, Wis.), basketball; and former Superior Spartan Alex Dzikonski, track and field.

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