All’s perfect for Cyclones tennis players
That’s when the Cyclones notched their first shutout by capturing all nine matches against their foe. Liz Dominguez, Kaitlyn Seldal (Queen of Peace), Claudia Maka (Oak Lawn) and Lindsey Walker led the way in singles play, while the duos of Dominguez-Seldal and Walker-Agnieszka Szudy (Stagg) were especially proficient in doubles encounters.
“This was the first win of preseason play [and] all the women remained focused and played hard,” Moraine coach Nicole Selvaggio said. “Each day we are growing stronger and more confident in our abilities.”
Things didn’t come quite so easily against NCAA Division III Benedictine University last Thursday, but the Cyclones had enough fortitude to clear a major hurdle. The final doubles clash tilted Moraine’s way and, with it, came an overall team triumph by a 5-4 score in Palos Hills.
Tricia Poremba and Szudy spearheaded the singles success, and the latter also figured in the clinching match by teaming with Walker to close out Benedictine’s entry with just four minutes to spare before a 9 p.m. shutoff of the court lights.
“Even though this was another preseason match for us, it feels great to be keeping up with — and ultimately defeating — these four-year universities,” Selvaggio said. “I feel we are more than ready for all the junior colleges. We are pumped for the road ahead.