Vikings topple Marian; Francour hits another victory milestone

Lawrence women's tennis action Emma Koppa
Lawrence's Emma Koppa was a winner at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles in the victory over Marian.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- The Lawrence University women's tennis team downed Marian University 5-4 on Thursday, and Vikings coach Steve Francour hit yet another coaching milestone.

Francour, who just hit 500 career wins this past weekend, collected victory No. 200 in his women's coaching career. Francour has 301 wins with his men's teams.

This win took a while to get this victory in the books. The Vikings started this match on Sept. 5 on the Lawrence Courts when it was stopped by inclement weather following the doubles competition.

Lawrence led 2-1 after the doubles as Margot Connor and Emma Koppa posted an 8-2 victory at No. 1 and Amelia Watson and Jacki Healy were 8-1 winners at No. 3.

The scene shifted to Buttermilk Creek Park for the singles matches. Lawrence grabbed the victory with wins at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 singles. Koppa defeated Kyrsten Bruce 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3, and Watson topped Carly Paulson 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. Lawrence's Jacki Healy then collected a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5.

Lawrence improved to 2-3 on the season, and Sabres fell to 2-1.

Lawrence University 5, Marian University 4

Singles competition
1. Lewandowski, Emma (MARIAN) def. Margot Connor (LU) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
2. Meyers, Mackenzie (MARIAN) def. Lauren Aturaliya (LU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Emma Koppa (LU) def. Bruce, Kyrsten (MARIAN) 6-3, 6-1
4. Amelia Watson (LU) def. Paulson, Carly (MARIAN) 6-2, 6-0
5. Jacki Healy (LU) def. Helstad, Aubree (MARIAN) 6-2, 6-2
6. Merenss, Sarah (MARIAN) def. Lindsey Lucas (LU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Margot Connor/Emma Koppa (LU) def. Lewandowski, Emma/Meyers, Mackenzie (MARIAN) 8-2
2. Bruce, Kyrsten/Paulson, Carly (MARIAN) def. Lauren Aturaliya/Morgan Fisher (LU) 8-5
3. Amelia Watson/Jacki Healy (LU) def. Merenss, Sarah/Swisher, Abigail (MARIAN) 8-1