Hamline News

March 26, 2009

Pipers drop two matches, Mitambo and Kiemele sweep at St. Pete

In the first match of the day against the Warhawks, Kelly Gust (East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Liz Gunderson (New Prague, Minn.) lost at first doubles, 3-8.

Kristen Kiemele (So., Eagan, Minn.) played a thrilling match at fifth singles, falling by a service break in each set, 4-6, 5-7.

After heading down I-4 for their afternoon match, the Pipers started off with a win from Sara Mitambo (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Kiemele, 8-3, at third doubles.

The duo went on to sweep their matches against St. Petersburg, providing all three Piper points in the match. Mitambo was victorious at fifth singles, 6-4, 7-5, while Kiemele won easily at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-1.

Kelsey Eatherton (So., White Bear Lake, Minn.) fought back after losing the first set, winning a second set tie-breaker before dropping the third set super-breaker, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-10.

Anna Yarbrough (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) also played a tie-breaker at third singles, falling 6-7 (5-7), 0-6.

With the pair of non-conference losses, the Pipers return to Minnesota with a record of 1-10, 0-5 MIAC.