Des Moines, Iowa - The UND women's tennis team played in its first road match of the season Friday in Des Moines, Iowa, falling to Milwaukee by a score of 5-2.
Although the team lost, Head Coach Tom Wynne noticed improvement saying, "the girls are improving match by match and we are getting closer to turning it around."
Wisconsin-Milwaukee earned the doubles point. Junior Stephanie Petsis (Toronto, Ontario) and sophomore Callie Ronkowski (Grand Forks, N.D.) combined for a victory in No. 1 doubles defeating the Panther's Maddy Soule and Christina Colarossi by an 8-2 score.
Petsis and Ronkowski also earned victories in their singles play. Petsis knocked off Soule in No. 1 singles and Ronkowski beat Kelly Fritz in No. 2 singles with a score of 6-4, 6-2.
UND will return to action tomorrow morning when they take on Illinois-Chicago at 9 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Milwaukee 5, North Dakota 2
1. PETSIS, Stephanie (UND_W) def. SOULE, Maddy (UWM) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
2. RONKOWSKI, Callie (UND_W) def. FRITZ, Kelly (UWM) 6-4, 6-2
3. BAILEY, Chelsea (UWM) def. STEJSKAL, Sarah (UND_W) 6-0, 6-1
4. SHANNON, Dana (UWM) def. SWEEN, Megan (UND_W) 6-2, 6-1
5. COLAROSSI, Christina (UWM) def. PROUT, Shaylin (UND_W) 6-0, 7-5
6. KURER, Kristin (UWM) def. BIEHN, Stephanie (UND_W) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6
1. PETSIS, Stephanie/RONKOWSKI, Callie (UND_W) def. SOULE, Maddy/COLAROSSI, Christina (UWM) 8-2
2. FRITZ, Kelly/SHANNON, Dana (UWM) def. STEJSKAL, Sarah/BIEHN, Stephanie (UND_W) 8-1
3. SKEMP, Brittany/BAILEY, Chelsea (UWM) def. SWEEN, Megan/LAWRENCE, Mindy (UND_W) 8-7