The University of Minnesota Morris women's tennis team (2-2, 1-0 UMAC) captured an 8-1 victory in its 2019 conference opener against North Central (1-4, 1-2 UMAC) Thursday, March 14, at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville.

Minnesota Morris recorded five victories in singles play over North Central.

At No. 1 singles, Maddie Johnson tallied a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Emily Loop.

At the No. 2 singles spot, Kate Obright defeated Madalyn Meetz by a score of 6-4, 6-4.

Sam Tate posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sierra Hunter at No. 3 singles.

Kat Burquest cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles against Erin Oellerrich.

Mackenzie Burris dropped a tiebreaker set to Nicole Swanson, as Burris won the first set 6-3, before Nicole Swanson won the second set 6-1 and then the tiebreaker set by a score of 10-3.

Hannah Godzala tallied a 6-0, 6-0 win over Rachel Cribb at No. 6 singles.

In doubles play, the Cougars picked up all three victories over the Rams. At No. 1 doubles, the duo of Johnson/Obright defeated Hunter/Meetz by a score of 8-5. The Cougar duo of Tate/Burquest picked up an 8-0 victory over Oellerrich/Swanson at the No. 2 doubles spot and Burris/Auger topped Ellie Tieszen/Loop by a score of 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.

The Cougars are back in action on Thursday, March 28, against Crown. The match is set to get underway at noon in Lakeville, Minnesota.