Women's Tennis completes Fall season
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Sunday 10/22/2012
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Leatherneck women's tennis squad competed in two different ITA Midwest Regionals over the weekend. One in Champaign, Illinois and the alternate ITA Regional in DeKalb, Illinois.

"It was good for our women to compete in the ITA Regionals at the University of Illinois, and the Alternate Regional at Northern Illinois," said head coach Chris Kane. "All eight of our players got a chance to compete in one of the toughest tournaments in the country. It's always good to measure one's self against the best."

Ashley Rettger faced off with an opponent from Eastern Illinois and had a tough match. She was able to rebound and defeat her Toledo opponent 6-2, 6-3.

"I was pleased that Ashley Rettger was accepted as one of 48 automatic entrants into the main singles draw at Illinois. That meant she did not have to qualify, as most other players did. Ashley had a tough first round match, but rebounded to make her second match far more competitive," continued Kane.

In doubles play, the pairing of Holly Conlin and Megan Pazdernick advanced to the second round in Champaign.

"Unfortunately, they met the nationally-ranked duo from Notre Dame, who were just an outstanding team. Notre Dame was too tough for us," said Kane.

The women's team also competed in DeKalb, at Northern Illinois University over the weekend.

"I commend the Tournament Committee for holding an Alternative Regional at Northern Illinois," added Kane. "This allowed Ese Davis, Jessica Callahan, Jessica Theobald, and Morgan Woodfill to play a lot of matches they otherwise would not have played. More tennis is always good for our players."




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