Julie Olson hits a return during her match against St. Kate's. She teamed with Kelly Kalvoda to earn the team's only win.

Sunny Skies Turn Cloudy For CC

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 17, 2010

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Match Recap

MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/17/10)-- On an almost perfect day for outdoor tennis, Concordia had their sunny skies turned cloudy as they fell 8-1 to St. Kate's in Moorhead. The Cobbers only win came at No.3 doubles where Julie Olson and Kelly Kalvoda pulled out an 8-6 victory.

The loss is the second straight for the Cobbers after having won three consecutive matches in the middle of March. Concordia is now 5-7 in all matches and 2-4 in conference play. The Wildcats scratch their way to 6-9 overall and even their MIAC record at 4-4.

The match started out like it would go down to the final singles bouts with a pair of evenly matched teams. Olson and Kalvoda earned the win at No.3 doubles and lone Cobber senior Amy Freeman and Mel Gail almost gave CC a lead heading into singles play. Freeman and Gail lost 9-7 at No.2 doubles in a match that went back and forth throughout all 16 games.

The win by Olson and Kalvoda moves their record to 3-1 on the year. They have won three of their first four matches since being paired together in the middle of March.

In singles play, Concordia had a pair of matches decided in the super-set tie breaker and both times St. Kate's was able to pull away at the end to grab the narrow wins. Gail lost 10-8 in the super-set tie breaker at No.4 singles and Katie Edin dropped a 10-7 decision at No.1 singles.

The Cobbers will stay at home and host cross-town rival MSU Moorhead on Monday, Apr. 19 at 4 p.m.

Match Rewind:

Final Score:
St. Kate's 8, Concordia-Moorhead 1

Date: April 17, 2010
Location: Moorhead, Minn./Concordia College

Start Time: 1 p.m.

Individual Match Results:  

Doubles competition
1. Michaela Burroughs/Jenna Olson (SCU) def.

Katie Edin/Ayah Kamel (CC) 8-4
2. Kasie Rust/Danielle Munsterman (SCU) def.

Amy Freeman/Melanie Gail (CC) 9-7
3. Julie Olson/Kelly Kalvoda (CC) def.

Martha Ginder/Bethany Gapinski (SCU) 8-6

Singles competition
1. Burroughs (SCU) def. Katie Edin (CC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7
2. Jenna Olson (SCU) def. Ayah Kamel (CC) 6-0, 6-4
3. Kasie Rust (SCU) def. Amy Freeman (CC) 6-2, 6-3
4. M.Ginder (SCU) def. Melanie Gail (CC) 5-7, 6-1, 10-8
5. Bethany Gapinski (SCU) def. Julie Olson (CC) 6-2, 6-3
6. K.Schroeder (SCU) def. Kelly Kalvoda (CC) 6-2, 6-1

Match Notes
Saint Catherine University 6-9/4-4 MIAC
Concorda-Moorhead 5-7/2-4
T-3:25 A-72