The Gustavus women’s tennis doubles team of Samantha Frank and Sierra Krebsbach lost their first round match on Thursday afternoon at the ITA Small College Championships in Mobile, Alabama. Frank and Krebsbach dropped a three set match to Paige Sumida and Whitney Waters of the University of Redlands by the scores of 6-4, 2-6, and 6-10 in the superbreaker. Krebsbach and Frank will now face Anny Olbrich and Sallie Katter of Linfield in a consolation match on Friday morning.
The ITA Small College Championship features eight singles players and eight doubles teams who earned spots into the national event by winning their respective Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held throughout the country. All told, over 5,000 student-athletes competed in 64 regional tournaments to earn spots in the national event.