March 8, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Grand Valley State women's tennis squad picked up three wins on Thursday on its spring break trip to Orlando. GV won 9-0 against Montana State-Billings, 8-0 to regional foe Bellarmine and 8-1 over Coe College.
Grand Valley State caps off its trip with a 5-1 mark to improve to 20-4 on the season heading back to face regional competition before NCAA Championship season begins.
The Lakers opened up with a sweep of Minnesota State Billings in the morning match. In doubles, Katelyn Schaffer and Allison Fecko fought for a 9-7 victory in the No. 1 position. Morgan Patterson and Kali Phillips followed with an 8-1 win in the No. 2 pot, while Anne Marie Morin and Kristina Lucas completed the sweep with an 8-5 victory.
Kelly Trapp along with Lucas shut out their opponents, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, respectively. In the No. 1 spot, Claire Cooper won, 6-1, 6-1, while Phillips had little trouble in the No. 2 singles spot, with a 6-2, 6-0 win. Morin also picked up a win in the No. 3 position, 6-2, 6-3 over Mary Conwell. Schaffer closed out the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles.
GVSU then faced Coe College where the team dropped just one match for the 8-1 victory. Schaffer and Lexi Rice paired up in No. 1 doubles for an 8-6 win. In No. 2 Leah Dancz and Fecko grabbed an 8-4 victory, while Cooper and Phillips shut out their competition, 8-0.
Morgan Carney defeated Michelle Schupbach in a three-set match, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the No.2 position. Morin also went to three sets, winning, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 in the No. 3 spot. Patterson picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles, while Trapp won 7-6, 6-0 in the fifth slot. Lucas closed out the win with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 6.
Closing out the day with its third match, GVSU won 8-0 as the final match was suspended by darkness. Schaffer and Rice won 9-7 in the No. 1 doubles position, while Dancz and Fecko went 8-4 against their opponent in the No. 2 spot. Carney and Shipman wrapped up doubles play with an 8-3 victory in the No. 3 slot.
Shipman then battled to a three-set win, 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 in No. 1 singles, while Dancz battled to a 7-5, 7-5 win in the No. 2 spot. Rice won 6-2, 6-3, and Carney shut out Jamie Claeys, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 position. Phillips won 6-1, 6-0, while Cooper's match went unfinished. She was leading 6-4, 5-1 at the time of suspension.
Grand Valley State now heads back north to face Lewis on March 17 at 11 a.m. in Romeoville.