The Concordia women's tennis team rushes onto the court to congratulate Amy Freeman in the Cobbers's win over Hamline.

 
Ding Dong The Streak Is Over!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 13, 2008


Match Scoreboard:

TEAMS
FINAL SCORE
4
5

Opponents Website: Hamline Women's Tennis


Match Results: Hamline Box Score - Now Online!


Match Rewind:

Final Score:
Concordia-Moorhead 5, Hamline 4

Date: April 13, 2008
Location: Moorhead, Minn. - Jake Christiansen AC

Start Time: Noon

Individual Match Results:  

Doubles competition
1.Kelly Gust/Liz Gunderson (HU) def.

Ashley Leister/Melanie Gail (CC) 8-0
2.Mollie Miller/Anna Matetich (CC) def.

Sara Mitambo/Kristin Kiemele (HU) 8-4
3.Lyndsi Tufte/Amy Freeman (CC) def.

Kristin Sczublewski/Ashley Johnson (HU) 8-3


Singles competition
1.Kelly Gust (HU) def. Ashley Leister (CC) 6-1, 6-1
2.Liz Gunderson (HU) def. Mollie Miller (CC) 6-0, 6-3
3.Sara Mitambo (HU) def. Lyndsi Tufte (CC) 6-4, 6-3
4.A.Freeman (CC) def. Kiemele (HU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-2
5.Melanie Gail (CC) def. K.Sczublewski (HU) 6-3, 6-4
6.Kelsey Schendel (CC) def. Kate Burnevik (HU) 6-0, 6-0

Match Notes :  

Concordia College 4-11/1-8 MIAC
Hamline University 4-10/0-5 MIAC

- Concordia wins first conference match since the 2004 season.
- Cobbers win No. 4, 5 and 6 singles.
- Melanie Gail wins team-leading ninth singles match of the year.


Match Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/13/08)-- It was four years in the making! The last time the Concordia women's tennis team won a conference match was in the middle of the 2004 season. That streak is officially over as the Cobbers pulled out a dramatic 5-4 over Hamline at home on Sunday.

The overall team match came down to the No. 4 singles match where CC sophomore Amy Freeman clawed her way to a nail-biting win in the super-set tiebreaker. With the match hanging in the balance and the entire crowd gathered around the court, Freeman saved her best tennis for the final 12 points. She bolted to an early lead in the tiebreaker and came away with a 10-2 win in the third set. The win sent the Concordia players into a frenzy as they all gathered around Freeman to celebrate the win.

The win gives the Cobbers four overall wins on the year. That is the most victories in a single season since 2003 when the team won six matches. CC is now 4-11 overall this year.

The match started out with Concordia taking two of the three doubles bouts. The Cobbers claimed wins at No.2 and No.3 doubles.

Hamline rallied to take the top three singles matches. That is where Freeman, Melanie Gail and Kelsey Schendel stepped up to push CC to the win. Gail won her No.5 singles match 6-3, 6-4, while Schendel finished off her No.6 singles match in style by posting a 6-0, 6-0 win. For Gail it was her team-leading ninth win of the season. She is one singles win away from being the first Cobber to win 10 singles matches in a year since the 1995 season when Heather Sandberg led the team with 12 victories. Schendel, after "double bageling" her opponent d then turned into one of the team's biggest fans as she cheered on Freeman from courtside.

Concordia will close out the 2008 season by hosting MSU Moorhead on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex. They will then play their season finale at Carleton on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 2 p.m.