Eau Claire, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's tennis hosted UW- Whitewater Friday at the YMCA Menard's Tennis Center. The Blugolds fell to Whitewater 1-8 in a hard fought match.
Natalie Wijesinghe (Sr.—Apple Valley, MN/ Apple Valley) defeated Paige Nierman of Whitewater 6-4 and 6-3. Natalie and doubles partner Emily Cooper (Jr. –White Bear,MN/Mahtomedi) fell to Whitewater's Paige Nierman and Sabrina Palavra 8-2.
The Blugolds are back in action Saturday as they host UW- River Falls and Saint Benedict (Minn.) at 9 am and 3 pm at the YMCA Menard's Tennis Center.
#1 Natalie Wijesinghe (UWEC) defeated Paige Nierman 6-4,6-3
#2 Olivia Kraft defeated (UWW) Emily Cooper (UWEC) 6-2,6-1
#3 Sabrina Palavra (UWW) defeated Lindsey Henderson (UWEC) 6-1,6-3
#4 Jess Minkov (UWW) defeated Elaine Franta (UWEC) 6-2, 6-1
#5 Madeline Slicker (UWW) defeated Alexa Brooks (UWEC) 6-4, 6-2
#6 Elsie Ha (UWW) defeated Emma Barnd (UWEC) 6-0, 6-1