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Wischer stays perfect

Freshman Brynne Wischer capped her perfect singles season by winning the No. 3 singles title at the North Central Conference tennis tournament Saturday in Omaha, Neb., to lead Minnesota Duluth to a third-place tie in the team competition.

Freshman Brynne Wischer capped her perfect singles season by winning the No. 3 singles title at the North Central Conference tennis tournament Saturday in Omaha, Neb., to lead Minnesota Duluth to a third-place tie in the team competition.

After getting routed in the first set, Wischer rebounded to beat Amy Pierson of Nebraska-Omaha 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (9-7). Wischer, of Grand Forks, N.D., finished the regular season 20-0 to become the only player in program history to achieve 20 wins and the only Bulldog regular to go unbeaten.

Nebraska-Omaha, which won two doubles titles on Saturday, finished first in the team standings with 53 points. St. Cloud State, which claimed three individual titles, took second with 44 points while UMD tied with North Dakota with 39. Minnesota State-Mankato won two individual titles and was fifth with 36 points, followed by South Dakota (22) and Augustana (19).

In other results for UMD, senior Anna Hockett overpowered Tara Tesmer of Augustana 6-2, 6-0 to finish third at No. 1 singles, senior Stacy Schulz downed Maggie Peters of South Dakota 7-6, 6-1 to take fifth at No. 2 singles and freshman Kayelyn Johnson fell 1-6, 6-7 (6-8) to Allie Hoffman of South Dakota in the consolation round of No. 4 singles.

Hockett and Schulz teamed to take third in No. 1 doubles, while Wischer and Johnson finished third in No. 2 doubles. UMD's Stephanie Keller and Sarah Striegel fell to Kelly Freese and Jacquelyn Peterson of St. Cloud State in the No. 3 doubles third-place match.

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