singlesThe University of Minnesota women's tennis team lost its seventh consecutive dual match today in Champaign, Ill., falling 6-1 to 28th- ranked Illinois. The Golden Gophers won one match each in singles and doubles to fall to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in Big Ten.
In doubles play, Minnesota's No. 2 duo of Ida Malmberg and Lindsay Risebrough picked up the Maroon and Gold's only win, downing Tiffany Eklov and Isabel Jarosz, 8-3. With the win, the Golden Gophers earned Minnesota's first Big Ten doubles victory of the year and improved to 3-10 on the season.
In singles action, Angela Buergis upset No. 34 Jennifer McGaffigan in a three-set thriller. Buergis, unranked in the nation, won the first set 6-3, but McGaffigan came back to take the second set, 7-5. Buergis won the super-tiebreaker, 10-7, to improve to 10-3 in the spring and 2-0 in the conference.
The Golden Gophers travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to take on No. 45 Purdue tomorrow at 11 a.m.
#28 Illinois 6, Minnesota 1
March 27, 2004
No. 1 - Angela Buergis (MN) def. #34 Jennifer McGaffigan (IL), 6-3, 5- 7, (10-7)
No. 2 - Tiffany Eklov (IL) def. Nischela Reddy (MN), 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 - Cynthya Goulet (IL) def. Ida Malmberg (MN), 6-0, 6-2)
No. 4 - Isabel Jarosz (IL) def. Lindsay Risebrough (MN), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Brianna Knue (IL) def. Emily Bezek (MN), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Eva Choe (IL) def. Megan Steiger (MN), 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 - #9 McGaffigan/Goulet (IL) def. Buergis/Reddy (MN), 8-5
No. 2 - Risebrough/Malmberg (MN) def. Eklov/Jarosz (IL), 8-3
No. 3 - Emily Wang/Knue (IL) def. Bezek/Shelby Rohrer (MN), 8-3