Peacocks Open Season at Quincy Fall Classic

Kelsey Montgomery and Courtney Romer claim runner up at #2 doubles

Kelsey Montgomery finished third at #4 singles and teamed up with Courtney Romer for a runner up at #2 doubles.

Sept. 8, 2008

Quincy Fall Classic Final Brackets Get Acrobat Reader

The Peacock women's tennis team opened play this past weekend at the Quincy University Fall Classic. Upper Iowa claimed a runner up spot at #2 doubles, three third place finishes and a pair of fourth and fifth place finishes at the tournament. UIU was one of eight teams in the Fall Classic.

In singles play, newcomer Courtney Romer completed her first collegiate tournament with a 2-1 record and a third place finish at #3 singles. Junior Kelsey Montgomery took third place at #4 singles with a 2-1 record, and Betsy Limburg placed third with an identical 2-1 record. Whitney Clark claimed a fourth place finish at #6 singles with a 1-2 record, while Kasey Huisman finished the weekend with a 2-1 singles record at #1 and a fifth place finish. Mallery Cox was the final Peacock singles player; she placed fifth at #2 singles with a 2-1 record.

In doubles action, Romer and Montgomery played together at #2 doubles and claimed the runner up position with a 2-1 record. Huisman and Cox combined at #1 to go 1-2 and finish 4th. The pair lost 9-8 in the semis to lose their shot at first or second place. Faith Atherton and Nicole Henry paired at #3 doubles and won their final match to finish 1-2 and claim seventh place.

After the tournament Head Coach Chad Fenwick had the following thoughts, "It was a good weekend for the team to start our competitive fall season. We saw a great mix of Division II, III, and NAIA schools at the tournament. Kasey and Mallery both moved up a spot to #1 and #2 respectively and they both played well. I am excited about Courtney's debut with the program. She got some good wins and paired with Kelsey well at #2 doubles. Kelsey also played well in her singles matches. Whitney and Betsy held their own getting wins in the winner's bracket at #5 and #6 singles."

The Peacocks will now prepare to host the Upper Iowa Challenge at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Iowa. The tournament features 8 women's team including seven NCAA Division II teams. Play will begin at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14.

Singles competition

No. 1 Singles
Claudia Aguilar (LEWIS & CLARK) def. Kasey Huisman (Upper Iowa) 6-2, 6-4
Kasey Huisman (Upper Iowa) def. Amanda Gomez (ST. AMBROSE) 6-0, 4-6, 10-8
Kasey Huisman (Upper Iowa) def. Cassie Frantz (Monmouth College) 4-6, 6-1, 11-9

No. 2 Singles
Tiyumi Abeysinghe (Illinois-Springfield) def. Mallery Cox (Upper Iowa) 6-2, 6-1
Mallery Cox (Upper Iowa) def. Henry, Lauren (Quincy) 6-2, 6-2
Mallery Cox (Upper Iowa) def. Rachel St. Ambroserafin (ST. AMBROSE) 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 Singles
Courtney Romer (Upper Iowa) def. Kim Wegner (Monmouth College) 6-7, 6-4, 10-4
Ganer, Leslie (Quincy) def. Courtney Romer (Upper Iowa) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Singles 3rd Place
Courtney Romer (Upper Iowa) def. Danielle Jessee (ST. AMBROSE) 6-0, 6-3

No. 4 Singles
Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) def. Lewis, Missy (North Central College) 6-0, 6-0
Brittany Donnelly (Monmouth College) def. Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) 6-0, 7-5
No. 4 Singles 3rd Place
Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) def. Marsot, Megan (Quincy) 6-1, 7-5

No. 5 Singles
Betsy Limburg (Upper Iowa) def. Rumyana Taneva (Westminster College) 6-0, 6-0
Heyd, Christine (North Central College) def. Betsy Limburg (Upper Iowa) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Singles 3rd Pl
Betsy Limburg (Upper Iowa) def. Adrinanne Foley (ST. AMBROSE), by default

No. 6 Singles
Whitney Clark (Upper Iowa) def. Katie Mabrey (LEWIS & CLARK) 6-1, 6-2
Liz Duggan (Illinois-Springfield) def. Whitney Clark (Upper Iowa) 6-7, 6-4, 10-4
Liz Findley (ST. AMBROSE) def. Zhenia Marova (Westminster College) 4-6, 7-6, 10-2
No. 6 Singles 3rd Place
Madrigal, Cristina (North Central College) def. Whitney Clark (Upper Iowa) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition

No. 1 Doubles
Kasey Huisman/Mallery Cox (Upper Iowa) def. Schillerstrom, Cory/Paschold, Alli (N. Central Coll.) 8-3
Cassie Frantz/Brittany Donnelly (Monmouth Coll.) def. Mallery Cox/Kasey Huisman (Upper Iowa) 9-8 (2-0)
No. 1 Doubles 3rd Place
Amanda Gomez/Rachel St. Ambroserafin (St. Ambrose) def. Kasey Huisman/Mallery Cox (Upper Iowa) 8-5

No. 2 Doubles
Courtney Romer/Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) def. Ashley McGowan/Rosanna Ramilo (IL-Springfield) 9-8 (4-0)
Courtney Romer/Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) def. Valerie Madas/Kayla Arbuthnot (LEWIS & CLARK) 8-4
No. 2 Doubles Finals
Amy Unzicker/Kim Wegner (Monmouth Coll.) def. Courtney Romer/Kelsey Montgomery (Upper Iowa) 8-4

No. 3 Doubles
Ganer, Leslie/Ganer, Pam (Quincy) def. Atherton/Henry (Upper Iowa) 8-0
Long/Anderson (ST. AMBROSE) def. Atherton/Henry (Upper Iowa) 9-8 (1-0)
Atherton/Henry (Upper Iowa) def. Rumyana Taneva/Zhenia Marova (Westminster College) 8-2

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