Ladies Pick up Victory at Mid-Con Cluster
Monday, April 2, 2007




Jennifer Majchrowicz

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Centenary women’s tennis team took part in the first Mid-Continent Conference tennis cluster of the season over the weekend. The event was hosted by UMKC in Kansas City, Mo., and the Ladies went 1-3 overall with losses to Western Illinois, Oral Roberts, and Southern Utah before finishing with a win over the host Kangaroos.

 

The three-day round robin began with a 4-1 loss to Western Illinois. Courtney Myers scratched out the lone victory for Centenary as she took down Courtney Brooks playing in the fourth singles position 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Kristina Collins was ahead in her match 5-2 over Constanza Camacho in the #2 slot, but the match was not finished after WIU clenched the team win.

 

Later the same day, Oral Roberts beat the Ladies 4-0 with Christine Majchrowicz and Collins participating in matches that would end unfinished. Neither match on Friday featured doubles action due to weather conditions.

 

On Saturday, Centenary fell to Southern Utah 6-1. Christine Majchrowicz defeated Lelia Kanuha 6-3, 6-1 in the top singles slot for the Ladies’ point.

 

The Ladies rebounded on Sunday to earn a victory over UMKC 5-2. Christine Majchrowicz earned her second win in as many days by downing Akshara Reddy 6-1, 6-3. Collins, along with Jennifer Majchrowicz and Kate Buchanan, also picked up wins. Collins out-lasted Caitlin Burke 6-2, 6-7, 10-6 in the #2 position while Jennifer Majchrowicz and Buchanan sailed to easy 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2 victories in the #5 and #6 slots respectively.

 

The doubles combination of Christine Majchrowicz and Courtney Myers upended UMKC’s Reddy and Burke 8-6 and Lindsay Ezell and Jennifer Majchrowicz beat Holland Davis and Elaine Suba 8-6 to give Centenary the doubles point.

 

The Ladies will next compete on the weekend of April 13th and 14th when they travel for their final Mid-Con cluster hosted by Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. While in Rochester, Centenary will face Valparaiso, Oakland, and IUPUI.