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Titans Lose A Pair Of Matches In Iowa

Samantha Koppa won both of her No. 2 singles contests against Luther and Wartburg colleges.
Samantha Koppa won both of her No. 2 singles contests against Luther and Wartburg colleges.

Samantha Koppa won twice at No. 2 singles and Alyssa Leffler and Michelle Spicer twice at No. 1 doubles during UW-Oshkosh's 7-2 defeats to a pair of Iowa women's tennis programs on Friday (April 19) in Decorah, Iowa.

UW-Oshkosh (5-10) lost to Luther College (11-9) in the opener before being outscored by Wartburg College (17-4) in the nightcap.

Koppa earned her victories with results of 7-5, 6-3 over Luther College's Britta Pressler and 6-1, 6-2 over Wartburg College's Hannah Fox.

Leffler and Spicer recorded their wins with decisions of 8-6 over Luther College's Pressler and Shelby Cook and 8-7 (7-2) over Wartburg College's Ashley Rottinghaus and Sydney Rottinghaus.

Luther College took the No. 1 singles contest against UW-Oshkosh as Devon Burget defeated Leffler, 6-3, 6-4.

Other individual winners for the Norse were Cook in the third flight, Stephanie Almquist in the fourth, Ellie Hemker in the fifth and Kelsey Kruse in the sixth.

Cook defeated Spicer, 7-5, 6-3, while Almquist ousted Ashlee Polena, 6-1, 6-0, and Hemker outlasted Taylor Johnson, 6-2, 4-6 (10-4). Kruse posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ireland Slattery.

In doubles play, Luther College received wins from Burget and Kruse in the second flight and Almquist and Anna Spencer in the third.

Burget and Kruse won an 8-1 result over Koppa and Polena while Almquist and Spencr won an 8-6 verdict over Johnson and Jenna Peterson.

Wartburg College captured the No. 1 singles contest against UW-Oshkosh as Ashley Rottinghaus defeated Leffler, 7-5, 6-2.

The Knights also picked upped individual victories from Sydney Rottinghaus in the third flight, Madison Overmann in the fourth, Lauren O'Brian in the fifth and Alex Petersen in the sixth.

Sydney Rottinghaus defeated Spicer, 6-4, 6-0, while Overmann ousted Polena, 6-2, 6-4. O'Brian recorded a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Johnson and Petersen a 6-2, 6-2 result over Peterson.

Wartburg College collected its two doubles victories from Fox and Peterson in the second flight and O'Brian and Rachel Zittergruen in the third. Fox and Peterson won an 8-3 contest over Koppa and Polena while O'Brian and Zittergruen won an 8-7 (8-6) match over Johnson and Peterson.

UW-Oshkosh plays WIAC regular-season champion UW-Whitewater on Saturday (April 27) in the semifinal round of the WIAC Team Tournament in Whitewater.