USD women’s tennis team finishes sixth at the NCC Championships

USD women's tennis team finishes sixth at the NCC Championships
With three wins in fifth place singles matches, the South Dakota Women's Tennis Team finished sixth in the team standings at the North Central Conference Women's Tennis Championships which concluded on Saturday afternoon at the Hanscom Tennis Center in Omaha, NE. USD also won a fifth-place match at #3 doubles on Saturday.

Nebraska-Omaha won the team title with 53 points with St. Cloud State, second, 44 points. The rest of the team standings included North Dakota, third, 39; Minnesota-Duluth, third, 39; Minnesota State, fifth, 36; South Dakota, sixth, 22; and Augustana, seventh, 19.

Amanda Nicol, a junior from East London, South Africa, finished fifth at #1 singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Emily Callison of North Dakota. Nicol finished the season with a 16-7 record.


Rachel Kludt, a senior from Huron, finished fifth at #5 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Lindsey Schmidt of Minnesota State. Kludt won was 15-8 this season.

Michelle Hogan, a senior from Rapid City, also placed fifth with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Cassandra Anderson of Minnesota State. Hogan ended her season with a 15-6 record.

Maggie Peters, a freshman from West Des Moines, IA, was sixth at #2 singles after dropping a 7-6, 6-1 decision to Stacy Schulz of Minnesota-Duluth at #2 singles. Peters finished 9-13 on the season.

In the #4 singles fifth place match, USD's Allie Hoffmann, a freshman from Sioux Falls, lost a 6-3, 6-2 decision. Hoffmann finished her season with a 13-10 record.

Kludt and Amanda Barton (sophomore from Aberdeen) claimed fourth place at #2 doubles after dropping an 8-1 decision to Brynne Wischer and Kayelyn Johnson of Minnesota-Duluth. Kludt/Barton finished the season with a 10-9 record.

At #3 doubles, Allie Hoffmann and Megan Arend (freshman, Sioux Falls) finished fifth with a 8-6 win over Anderson/Liz Retlaff of Minnesota State. Hoffmann and Arend finished the season with a 9-6 record.

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