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Leah Fuessel (pictured) won at No. 2 doubles with Danielle Hoffman.
Leah Fuessel (pictured) won at No. 2 doubles with Danielle Hoffman.
Fighting Saints
Illinois Wesleyan
Women's Tennis - Wed, Sep. 25, 2013

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.

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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