Foresters Roll to Victories at Monmouth, Illinois College

Foresters Roll to Victories at Monmouth, Illinois College

Junior Julie Lord dropped just one game in four matches on the day as Lake Forest began Midwest Conference play with 9-0 victories at Monmouth College and Illinois College on Saturday.

Lord and senior Leeza Bodnar blanked the top doubles tandems from both opponents 8-0 and juniors Emma Wang and Grace Gould won by the same score in both matches at #3. Sophomore Tebatso Duba and junior Tyranny Miller were nearly as dominant at #2, defeating their counterparts from Monmouth 8-1 and from Illinois College 8-0.

Monmouth did not win a game at the top or bottom of the singles lineup either, as Lord blanked the Fighting Scots' best 6-0, 6-0 and Gould did the same at #6. Duba, Wang, and Miller and dropped just one game apiece at #2, #4, and #5, respectively, while Bodnar cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 victory at #3.

Freshman Natalia Leite made her collegiate debut at Illinois College and routed the Lady Blues' #6 player 6-0, 6-1. Lord and Bodnar matched Leite's score at #1 and #3, respectively, and Miller blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0 at #5. Duba took both sets 6-1 at #2 and Wang won the closest match of the day 6-2, 6-4 at #4.

Lake Forest is now 4-0 overall on the season while Monmouth fell to 0-3 and Illinois College to 1-2.

The Foresters will finish off their weekend at the southernmost schools in the league with a match at Knox College Sunday morning at 9:00.