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Maroon Women’s Tennis Tops Cardinal Stritch 4-3

Lauren Park
Lauren Park

MILWAUKEE – The University of Chicago women's tennis team pulled out a 4-3 road win at NAIA opponent Cardinal Stritch University on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 8-ranked Maroons kept their unblemished record intact at 6-0. The Wolves fell to 0-3.

Playing with NAIA scoring rules, doubles counted as a single point in the team scoring. The Maroons came out ahead in that category with wins at No. 2 and No. 3.

Singles was split 3-3 on each side. Sophomore Lauren Park bounced back with a dominating showing at No. 1, only dropping a single game (6-1, 6-0). First-year Claudia Ng nearly matched her with a 6-2, 6-0 rout at No. 4. First-year Perene Wang provided the clinching point at No. 5 with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

UChicago 4, Cardinal Stritch 3
Singles

1. Lauren Park (UC) def. Alexandra Taylor (CSU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Lisa Keller (CSU) def. Catherine Xu (UC) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Klara Smolikova (CSU) def. Nicole Semenov (UC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Claudia Ng (UC) def. Assya Trimari (CSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Perene Wang (UC) def. Antonia Elze (CSU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Kimmy Tait (CSU) def. Brigitte Wu (UC) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Doubles
1. Assya Trimari/Lisa Keller (CSU) def. Perene Wang/Claudia Ng (UC) 6-2
2. Eugenia Lee/Catherine Xu (UC) def. Alexandra Taylor/Kimmy Tait (CSU) 6-4
3. Lauren Park/Brigitte Wu (UC) def. Antonia Elze/Klara Smolikova (CSU) 6-1

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