CC Competes In Annual ITA Weekend

Jenna Forknell (L) & Ivy Mattson were two of the eight Cobber players who competed in the annual ITA fall weekend held at Gustavus.
Jenna Forknell (L) & Ivy Mattson were two of the eight Cobber players who competed in the annual ITA fall weekend held at Gustavus.

ST. PETER, Minn. (9/22/19)---Concordia's double teams led the way at the annual ITA fall weekend held at Gustavus. The Cobbers had three of their four doubles tandems record at least one win at the meet.

Concordia had eight student/athletes compete during the weekend in St. Peter. Most of the of the CC players participated in the Gustavus Fall Invite tournament while sophomore Jenna Forknell and freshman Raquel Egge competed in singles play in the main ITA Regional event.

Both Forknell and Egge came away with one win in singles play. Forknell won 7-5, 6-4 in the first round but then fell in the second round. Egge advanced to the Round of 16 where she lost 6-1, 6-0 to Anna Stutz of Gustavus. Egge had a bye in the first round and then claimed a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the second round.

Forknell paired with newcomer Yuki Oda to win a pair of matches in the Fall Invite doubles tournament. They won both their bouts by identical 8-5 margins.

Egge and Izzi Nankivel were the other CC doubles pair to win two matches on the weekend. They won 8-1 in both matches.

Emily Savageau and Taylor Partington played only one match in doubles play but earned an 8-7 win.  

Nankivel recorded the most singles wins of any Cobber player over the weekend. She went 2-2 in Fall Invite singles play. She lost her opening-round match but then won 8-1 and 8-6 in her next two matches in the consolation rounds.

Concordia Women's Tennis Results From 2019 ITA Regional

ITA Singles
Jenna Forknell
1st  Round – def. Alicia Picard (Edgewood) 7-5, 6-4
2nd Round – lost Giana Apostoli (Carthage) 7-6 (5), 6-0

Raquel Egge
1st  Round – Bye
2nd Round – def. Ally Verbauwhede (Edgewood) 6-4, 6-4
Round of 16 – lost Anna Stutz (Gustavus) 6-1, 6-0

Gustavus Fall Invite Singles
Ivy Mattson
1st Round – lost Camilla Bendetti (Macalester) 8-3
1st Round Consolation – lost Susi Hu (Wis.-La Crosse) 8-2

Izzi Nankivel
1st Round – lost Monica Zink (St. Kate's) 8-4
1st Round Consolation – def. Sam Goodger (Simpson) 8-1
2nd Round Consolation – def. Julia Vitale (Concordia - Wis.) 8-6
3rd Round Consolation – lost Sarah Wilkom (St. Thomas) 8-5

Brianna Bell
1st Round – def. Kally Peterson (Bethel) 8-6
2nd Round – lost Shawna Spears (Northwestern) 6-2, 6-0

Taylor Partington
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – lost Reilee Schepper (St. Kate's) 6-1, 6-0
Consolation – lost Heidea Vaudt (Concordia – Wis.) 8-4

Yuki Oda
1st Round – Bye
2nd Round – def. Angel Beaufeaux (Northwestern) 8-2
3rd Round – lost Olivia Phillips (Wartburg) 6-3, 6-0

Emily Savageau
1st Round – lost Kailey Maroney (Gustavus) 8-3
1st Round Consolation – lost Maggie Frye (St. Mary's) 8-3

Gustavus Fall Invite Doubles
Jenna Forknell/Yuki Oda
1st Round – def. Kessel/Picard (Edgewood) 8-5
2nd Round – def. Harra/Gronseth (Gustavus) 8-5

Raquel Egge/Izzi Nankivel
1st Round – def. Asuncion/Miller (St. Thomas) 8-1
2nd Round – def. Guse/Corson (Wartburg) 8-1

Ivy Mattson/Brianna Bell
1st Round – lost Graf/Witt (Wis.-La Crosse) 8-4

Emily Savageau/Taylor Partington
1st Round – def. Gross/Weddel (Northwestern) 8-7