WOMEN’S TENNIS: SMSU drops pair of matches

SARTELL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s tennis team was defeated by St. Cloud State and Bemidji State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matches at the Fitness Evolution in Sartell on Saturday.

The Mustangs (1-4, 0-3 NSIC) fell 9-0 to the Huskies and 7-2 to the Beavers.

SCSU took all nine matches, but needed a tiebreaker to defeat SMSU’s Katie Kienitz and Kayla Uphus [9-8, (3)] at No. 2 doubles.

BSU took all three doubles matches, including close victories over Kienitz/Uphus, 9-7, and Samantha Ritter and Shelby Monahan, 8-6

Monahan put the Mustangs on the scoreboard with an injury default win at No. 4 singles. Uphus followed with a 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9) win over Justine Scheller at No. 5 singles.

Ritter lost a close battle to Jessica Duiz in the final singles match of the day, 4-6, 6-7 (4).

SMSU takes a week off before heading to the Sioux Empire Fitness Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., to battle Augustana and Minnesota-Crookston on Feb. 21-22.

St. Cloud State 9, SMSU 0


No. 1. Katie Kotschevar (SCSU) defeated Katie Kienitz, 8-2.

No. 2. Rachael Zwiener (SCSU) defeated Crystal Overbaugh, 7-5, 6-0.

No. 3. El O’Brien (SCSU) defeated Shelby Monahan, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 4. Jamie Voelker (SCSU) defeated Samantha Ritter, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 5. Maribelle Siegfried (SCSU) defeated Erin Bones, 6-0, 6-3.

No. 6. Gabbie Pung (SCSU) defeated Emily Johnson, 6-1, 6-0.


No. 1. Katie Kotschevar/Marilia Roque Diversi (SCSU) defeated Crystal Overbaugh/Lindsey Brace, 8-4.

No. 2. El O’Brien/Gabbie Pung (SCSU) defeated Kayla Uphus/Katie Kienitz, 9-8 (3-0).

No. 3. Jamie Voelker/Tori Marlton (SCSU) defeated Erin Bones/Emily Johnson, 8-1.

Bemidji State 7, SMSU 2


No. 1. Shaylin Prout (BSU) defeated Katie Kienitz, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2. Deanie Hatch (BSU) defeated Crystal Overbaugh, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3. Caley Westin (BSU) defeated Lindsey Brace, 6-3, 7-5.

No. 4. Shelby Monahan (SMSU) defeated Mikela Kowatsch, retired.

No. 5. Kayla Uphus (SMSU) defeated Justine Scheller, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9).

No. 6. Jessica Dulz (BSU) defeated Samantha Ritter, 6-4, 7-6 (4-0).


No. 1. Shaylin Prout/Deanie Hatch (BSU) defeated Crystal Overbaugh/Lindsey Brace, 8-0.

No. 2. Caley Westin/Mikela Kowatsch (BSU) defeated Katie Kienitz/Kayla Uphus, 9-7.

No. 3. Justine Scheller/Nicci Hedtke (BSU) defeated Samantha Ritter/Shelby Monahan, 8-6.