Panthers Will Be Tested Again At Northern Iowa Invitational
Alysa Straub finished fifth in her singles flight last weekend

Alysa Straub finished fifth in her singles flight last weekend

Sept. 27, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's tennis team heads to Iowa for its second weekend of fall competition.

The Panthers will take part in the Northern Iowa Invitational, which will take place at the Black Hawk Tennis Club and Byrnes Park, both in Waterloo. Competition starts this morning and runs through Sunday.

Milwaukee is part of a strong field that includes Iowa State, Illinois State, Drake and the hosts from UNI. In all, 12 schools will take part in the three-day event.

The Panthers will be without injured freshman Diana Tokar this weekend. Tokar played in the top singles and doubles flights last weekend at Minnesota. But head coach Greg Cromwell says that simply gives everyone else a chance to test themselves against higher-level competition.

"I really think of that as an opportunity for our players to see how they do at higher flights," Cromwell said. "When you take a quick look at the draws, we'll see a fair amount of players from Northern Iowa and Drake. They're both very good teams and we're excited to play them. We want tough matches. We'll also get a preview of some of the head-to-head matches we'll play this spring, with UNI and Drake along with Illinois State and Iowa State all on our schedule."

The Panthers put together a nice list of good results in its first outing of the fall in Minnesota this past weekend. Dana Shannon and Aerielle Pendleton won a doubles flight while Alysa Straub went 3-1 in finishing fifth in her singles flight.

 

 

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