Food Poisoning Can't Stop Stoick

Senior Kendra Stoick focuses on the ball during her win at No.2 singles against Macalester. Stoick overcame food poisoning to win in straight sets.
Senior Kendra Stoick focuses on the ball during her win at No.2 singles against Macalester. Stoick overcame food poisoning to win in straight sets.

FARGO, N.D. (3/25/18)---Senior Kendra Stoick won her battle with food poisoning on Friday and Saturday and then earned another win in her singles battle against Macalester on Sunday.

Stoick's 7-5, 7-6 (2) win at No.2 singles was one of only two victories for the Cobbers on the day as they fell 7-2 to Macalester.

Both of Concordia's wins against the Scots came in singles play. Stoick earned a back-and-forth win in the opening set but then watched a big lead slip away in the second set and had to earn the match win in the second-set tie-breaker. She was able to outlast her opponent by hitting winners from the baseline.

The win was Stoick's third singles victory of the year and she is now 3-4 in her last seven matches.

Freshman Jenna Forknell claimed the other win for the Cobbers. She stumbled out of the gate in her match at No.1 singles and lost 6-0. Forknell then found her groundstroke stride and captured the second set 6-4. She then rolled into the super-set tie-breaker and came away with a pair of late break points to win 10-7.

The victory is Forknell's team-leading sixth singles win of the season. She has now played in three super-set tie-breakers in 2018 and has won all three.        

Forknell and Stoick battled in the closest doubles match of the day. They lost 8-4 at No.1 doubles. The Cobbers' No.2 doubles tandem of Lisa Neumann and Lexi Johnson lost 8-3.
   
WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will have nine-day break for the Easter holiday and return to action when they host Minn.-Morris on Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 3 p.m. The Cougars have only played one match this season.

Macalester 7, Concordia-M'head 2
Mar 25, 2018 at Fargo, N.D. (Courts Plus)

Singles competition
1. Jenna Forknell (CC) def. Laurel Hickey (MAC) 0-6, 6-4, 10-7
2. Kendra Stoick (CC) def. Claire Buehler (MAC) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
3. Lily Stein (MAC) def. Lisa Neumann (CC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Della Brown (MAC) def. Lexi Johnson (CC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Natali Sorajja (MAC) def. Josie Beachy (CC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Maegan O'Herin (MAC) def. Charlene Allmer (CC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Laurel Hickey/Natali Sorajja (MAC) def. Jenna Forknell/Kendra Stoick (CC) 8-4
2. Claire Buehler/Della Brown (MAC) def. Lisa Neumann/Lexi Johnson (CC) 8-3
3. Lily Stein/Maegan O'Herin (MAC) def. Josie Beachy/Charlene Allmer (CC) 8-0