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    April 19, 1998

    Women's Tennis Defeats Minnesota

    'Cats improve Big Ten record to 6-2.

    MINNEAPOLIS-- The Wildcat women's tennis team picked up its fifth-consecutive Big Ten win with a 4-3 victory over Minnesota. In addition to three singles wins, the 'Cats captured all three doubles victories.

    The No. 1-No. 2 duo of sophomore Katherine Nasser and Shannon Duffy, picked up back-to-back singles wins on the weekend. Nasser defeated Nora Sauska, 6-3, 7-4, while Duffy downed Alice Rangsithienchai, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. At No. 5 singles, Robyn Porter also won her second match of the weekend with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jana Hrdinova. Nasser and freshman Colleen Cheng won at No. 1 doubles, sophomore Leigh Weinraub and Duffy at No. 2 doubles and Porter and junior Laura Guignon at No. 3 doubles.

    The 'Cats now stand at 11-9 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten.

     
    
    NU 4, MINNESOTA 3
    SINGLES
    No. 81 Katherine Nasser (NU) def. Nora Sauska         6-3, 7-5
    No. 85 Shannon Duffy (NU) def. Alice Rangsithienchai  6-7, 6-4, 6-2 
           Kim Simonsen (UM) def. Colleen Cheng           6-4, 6-2 
           Tarah Elkins (UM) def. Laura Guignon           7-5, 7-5 
           Robyn Porter (NU) def. Jana Hrdinova           6-1, 6-0 
           Tammy Wang (UM) def. Jennifer Lutgert          6-4, 7-5 
    DOUBLES
    Nasser/Cheng (NU) def. Sauska/Rangsithienchai   8-3 
    Leigh Weinraub/Duffy (NU) def. Wang/Elkins      8-6 
    Guignon/Porter (NU) def. Hrdinova/Hayes         9-7