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Northern State University Defeats Golden Eagles Tennis Team 8-1
February 17, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – Northern State University defeated the University of Minnesota, Crookston 8-1 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate (NSIC) Tennis action today at Centre Court Fitness Club in Grand Forks, N.D.  U of M, Crookston got their victory on the doubles side with Jacqueline Noah (Jr, Crookston, Minn.) and Christa Nitsch (So, Becker, Minn.) coming out 8-5 winners. “We got our first point of the year today and that’s a start,” says Golden Eagle Head Coach Josh Lunak. “Hopefully we can build from there. “


Here are today’s results with U of M, Crookston’s players listed first.


University of Minnesota, Crookston   1                 Northern State University   8




#1 Singles   Vanessa Houle vs. Kelsey Lonning                Northern 6-0, 6-1

#2 Singles   Jacqueline Noah vs. Jessica DesLauriers       Northern 6-3, 6-3

#3 Singles   Christa Nitsch vs. Abbey Johnsen                 Northern 6-1, 6-2

#4 Singles   Susan Turner vs. Bridget Henderson  Northern 6-2, 6-2

#5 Singles   Kimberly Anderson vs. Amanda Lee              Northern 6-0 6-1

#6 Singles   Melissa Mackedanz vs. Nashay Bercier         Northern 6-0 6-1




#1 Doubles        Noah/Nitsch vs. Lonning/DesLauriers       U of M, Crookston 8-5

#2 Doubles        Houle/Turner vs. Henderson/Johnsen       Northern 8-2

#3 Doubles        Anderson/Mackedanz vs. Lee/Bercier      Northern 8-3


The Golden Eagles will return to action on Friday, February 22 when they host MSU Mankato in non-conference action. Matches start at 7:00 pm at Centre Court Fitness Club in Grand Forks, N.D.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).