Women’s Tennis Moves to 4-0

The Illinois Tech Women’s Tennis team defeated the Roosevelt University Lakers on September 1. On September 3 a #6 singles win for Alison McKenny broke a 4-4 tie, allowing the Scarlet Hawks to edge Olivet Nazarene University 5-4 and move to 4-0 on the season. The Tigers, playing for the first time in 2018, dropped to 0-1.

How it Happened – Roosevelt

  • The Scarlet Hawks dominated in doubles, with Weronika Halicka and Morgan Colbert continuing their incredible careers with an 8-1 win.
  • The freshman duo of Kylie Hance and Kaitlyn Graves were also victorious, winning 8-0 in #2 doubles.
  • In singles, Colbert (#1), Hance (#2), Graves (#3), and Allyson Trang (#4) were all winners. Hance was particularly impressive, defeating Roosevelt’s Kyla Eaton 6-1, 6-0.
  • Illinois Tech earned victories in #3 doubles and #6 singles via forfeit. Paulina Kulyavstev/Trang and Shailee Shah were beneficiaries of those default wins.

How it Happened – Olivet Nazarene 

  • Tech jumped out to a lead in doubles against to the NAIA scholarship school. The duo of Halicka and Colbert remained unbeaten with an 8-3 win over Susana A. Martinez and Dana Huck.
  • In #2 doubles, the freshman tandem of Hance and Graves followed suit with an 8-4 victory against Anna Belschner and Grace Matheis.
  • Singles saw Halicka (#1) and Colbert (#2) remain unbeaten on the year as well, with Halicka downing a very tough Martinez 6-0, 6-3 and Colbert taking care of Huck 7-6 (4-0, 6-1).
  • The first five singles matches to finish were the first through fifth spots, creating the picture of a 4-4 tie with #6 still left to finish. In what Head Coach Erik Scanlan characterized as a “very clutch performance,” McKenny downed ONU’s Maddie Holdren 6-0, 7-5 to hold off the Tigers.

Up Next

  • On Saturday, September 8 Illinois Tech will face some of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference’s top teams, squaring off against NACC Tourney qualifier Wisconsin Lutheran College at 10 a.m. and defending champion Concordia University Wisconsin at 2 p.m.