EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team picked up its second consecutive conference win this afternoon after defeating UW-Oshkosh 6-3 at the Olson Courts.
The Blugolds swept the Titans in doubles play. Megan Born (Jr.-Antigo, Wis.) and Emily Hiebl (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./East) just beat out the Titans 9-7 in a close No. 1 match while Taylor Heltne (So.-Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) and Katie Gillman (Fr.-Red Wing, Minn.) combined to win from the No. 2 spot 8-6. The duo of Gretchen Bachmeier (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./North) and Mary Frassetto (Fr.-Oshkosh, Wis./West) also notched an 8-4 win in the No. 3 match.
In singles play, Born shut out her No. 1 spot opponent and Gillman only gave up one game in the No. 3 match. Bachmeier played a much closer match that went to extras in the second set, but the Blugolds came out on top with a 6-3, 7-6 (11-9) final result.
Both Eau Claire and Oshkosh now hold 5-3 overall scores, but the Blugolds hold the advantage with a 3-1 WIAC record. The Titans fall to 1-3 in the conference.
The Blugolds' upcoming calendar is filled with matches against WIAC teams before culminating at the two-day WIAC championship Oct. 23 and 24. Next Tuesday will feature an away match against UW-River Falls at 3 p.m.