Women’s Tennis Earns First 2019 Win

The Illinois Tech women’s tennis team dominated the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) opener on Wednesday afternoon to earn win number one on the season. In a match which saw eight different student-athletes contribute to victories, the Scarlet Hawks (1-2, 1-0 NACC) upended Concordia-Chicago (0-1, 0-1 NACC) 9-0.

How it Happened

  • The Scarlet Hawks were up 3-0 after doubles concluded. Both the No. 1 (Morgan Colbert/Hana Iverson) and No. 2 (Sophia Nelson/Kylie Hance) doubles teams were 8-1 winners. In No. 3, Mouna Chahin and Sarah Oshana won 8-2.
  • In singles, four out-of-six matchups went 6-0, 6-0 in Illinois Tech’s favor: Colbert (No. 1), Iverson (No. 2), Allyson Trang (No. 5), and Claire Marlowe (No. 6). Marlowe’s win was the first of her collegiate career.
  • In addition, Hance was a 6-1, 6-0 winner in No. 3 singles, while Nelson defeated her counterpart 6-1, 6-1.

Up Next

  • On Saturday, Illinois Tech will host the same two opponents the team squared off against in the NACC Tournament last May. At 10:00 a.m., Illinois Tech will oppose Wisconsin Lutheran College for the first time since defeating the Warriors 5-0 in the tournament quarterfinals. Four hours later, Illinois Tech will look to avenge its 5-4 defeat against Concordia-Wisconsin, as the Falcons will visit Chicago. Both matches will take place at XS Tennis.