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Blugolds Halt Titans' Road Winning Streak

Monica Micoliczyk led the Titans by winning eight games in singles play.
Monica Micoliczyk led the Titans by winning eight games in singles play.

UW-Oshkosh suffered its first women's tennis loss in four road matches when UW-Eau Claire defeated the Titans, 9-0, on Saturday (Oct. 13) in Eau Claire.

UW-Oshkosh, which conquered St. Norbert College, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout in its previous three road outings, lost all six of its singles contests to UW-Eau Claire in straight sets and managed just three wins in 27 games against the Blugolds in doubles play.

Monica Micoliczyk gave UW-Oshkosh (5-3, 3-3 WIAC) its best individual result with her 6-4, 6-4 setback to Hanna Zevenbergen in the fourth flight. The Titans' Hannah Peters also lost a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Emily Cooper in the second flight.

In doubles play, UW-Oshkosh's duo of Peters and Jenna Peterson lost an 8-2 decision to Zevenbergen and Molly Stewart in the second flight.

UW-Eau Claire (6-1, 5-1 WIAC) had little trouble in its remaining five victories, as Natalie Wijesinghe led the way with her 6-0, 6-0 win over Alyssa Leffler at No. 1 singles. Wijesinghe also teamed with Cooper to post an 8-1 victory over Leffler and Michelle Spicer at No. 1 doubles.

Alexa Brooks and Lindsey Henderson concluded doubles play for the Blugolds with their 8-0 win over Taylor Johnson and Ashlee Polena in the third flight.

Other individual winners for UW-Eau Claire were Stewart in the third flight, Emma Barnd in the fifth and Rachel Slonac in the sixth. Stewart defeated Spicer, 6-2, 6-1, while Barnd ousted Polena, 6-1, 6-1. Slonac was a 6-2, 6-1 victor over Ireland Slattery.

UW-Oshkosh will compete at the WIAC Championship next weekend at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. Action begins at noon on Saturday (Oct. 20) and 8 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 21).