Another Strong Day for SIUE Women’s Tennis

Sierra Halverson

DES MOINES, Iowa – Three SIUE women's tennis players remained undefeated after day two of the Drake Jamboree.


Sierra Halverson, Lexi Aranda, and Monique Krutak all are 3-0 in singles matches and 3-0 in doubles matches after Saturday's play.


SIUE Head Coach Jason Coomer said Halverson, who holds an 8-1 singles record this fall, has made strides.


"When Sierra plays with confidence, she is extremely fun to watch," Coomer said. "We look forward to Sierra continuing her progress this season."


SIUE holds a 21-4 record this weekend in singles and doubles matches. The Cougars went 3-3 with Creighton in singles and 5-1 against Bradley.


The singles win against Bradley included a match and victory for Lindsey Raymond who has been idle since this past spring with an injury. Raymond defeated Bradley's Monique Graf 6-2, 2-6, 10-0.


"It was great to see Lindsey out on the court again," Coomer said. "She has had a long recovery and rehab program. We've been looking forward to having her in the lineup."


The long weekend has made for some tired legs, but that's why the team works hard on campus during conditioning, Coomer noted.


"Overall we had another great day," Coomer said. "Tomorrow will be another challenge as it always is at a three-day tournament. Our players have to rebound quickly and not allow any physical distractions to affect us on the court."


Tennis Tournament Results

Drake Jamboree

Oct 25-27, 2013 at Des Moines, Iowa


 Singles competition

1    Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Karlin Naslund (Creighton) 6-2, 6-2

1    Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Meredith McDonagh (Bradley) 6-0, 6-1

1    Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Simone Hussussian (Creighton) 6-0, 6-0

1    Sierra Halverson (SIUE) def. Monique Graf (Bradley) 6-0, 6-1

1    Kali Donner (SIUE) def. Amanda Dick (Drake) 6-2, 6-2

2    Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Jennie Hartjes (Creighton) 6-3, 2-6, 11-9

2    Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Analese Snyder (Creighton) 6-4, 6-4

2    Katherine Nelsen (Creighton) def. Mia Frogner (SIUE) 6-4, 2-6, 13-11

2    Sierra Halverson (SIUE) def. Liz Vermillion (Creighton) 6-1, 6-3

2    Sam Anderson (Creighton) def. Kali Donner (SIUE) 6-4, 6-3

2    Karlin Naslund (Creighton) def. McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) 6-2, 5-6, 10-5

3    Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Adele Henke (Bradley) 2-6, 6-3, 10-5

3    Ariel Dechter (Bradley) def. Mia Frogner (SIUE) 6-1, 6-2

3    Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Ashley Thai (Bradley) 6-5 (7-4), 6-3

3    Sierra Halverson (SIUE) def. Sarah Rodefeld (Bradley) 6-5 (7-2), 6-1

3    Kali Donner (SIUE) def. Cassia Wojtalik (Bradley) 6-5 (7-3), 6-4

3    Lindsey Raymond (SIUE) def. Monique Graf (Bradley) 6-2, 2-6, 10-0


 Doubles competition

1    Sierra Halverson/Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Annette Dohanics/Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa) 8-3

1    Monique Krutak/Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Katie Zordani/Aimee Tarun (Iowa) 8-7 (7-1)

1    Kali Donner/McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) def. Cassia Wojtalik/Monique Graf (Bradley) 8-1

2    Sierra Halverson/Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Adele Henke/Ashley Thai (Bradley) 8-4

2    Monique Krutak/Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Carly Miles/Sarah Rodefeld (Bradley) 8-4

2    Ariel Dechter/Meredith McDonagh (Bradley) def. Kali Donner/McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) 8-6

3    Sierra Halverson/Lexi Aranda (SIUE) def. Cassia Wojtalik/Monique Graf (Bradley) 8-3

3    Mia Frogner/Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Simone Hussussian/Liz Vermillion (Creighton) 8-1


 Tournament notes