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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The University of St. Francis women's tennis team defeated NCAA Division III rival Illinois Wesleyan University 5-4 on the road Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles competition. Seniors Anne-Christine Tompkins (New Lenox, Ill./ Lincoln-Way Central) and Princess Clemente (Tinley Park, Ill./ Andrew) notched an 8-2 decision at No. 1, while sophomore Ewelina Szwed (Romeoville, Ill./ Romeoville) and freshman Haley Collins (Diamond, Ill./ Coal City) won 8-1 at No. 3.
In the most closely-contested doubles matchup, senior Leah Fuessel (Mokena, Ill./ Lincoln-Way) and sophomore Danielle Hoffman (Tinley Park, Ill./ Andrew) teamed up for an 8-4 decision at No. 2.
USF lost four of the six singles contests, but a 6-1, 6-1 win from Hoffman at No. 2 and a 6-2, 6-2 victory from Tompkins at No. 3 lifted the Saints their third win in four dual matches this fall.
USF travels to Clinton, Iowa, to participate in the Ashford University Invitational Saturday and Sunday.
|1. Andrea Kerwin (IWU) def. Princess Clemente (USF) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)|
|2. Danielle Hoffman (USF) def. Svenja Schroeder (IWU) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. Anne-Chris. Tompkins (USF) def. Lauren Drawbridge (IWU) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. Brianna Dao (IWU) def. Leah Fuessel (USF) 6-4, 6-1|
|5. Josie Linman (IWU) def. Ewelina Szwed (USF) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1|
|6. Lauren Casey (IWU) def. Haley Collins (USF) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6|
|1. Princess Clemente/Anne-Chris. Tompkins (USF) def. Brianna Dao/Lauren Drawbridge (IWU) 8-2|
|2. Leah Fuessel/Danielle Hoffman (USF) def. Lauren Casey/Svenja Schroeder (IWU) 8-4|
|3. Haley Collins/Ewelina Szwed (USF) def. Josie Linman/Priscilla Palma (IWU) 8-1|