The Gustavus Adolphus women’s tennis team closed out its 15th consecutive spotless MIAC schedule Wednesday with a 9-0 win over St. Olaf in Northfield. The Gusties, now 24-4 overall and rated seventh in the nation, will host the 2006 MIAC Championships this weekend.
The Gusties won all nine matches and did not drop a set in singles competition. Tara Houlihan (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Lyndsey Palen (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) did not lose a game between them, teaming to defeat Emily Eggert and Kristina Poplavska 8-0 at No. 1 doublles before recording identical 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.
Jaime Gaard (Jr., Edina, Minn.), Marla Menne (Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.), Hannah Frericks (Jr., Sartell, Minn.) and Darcy Haubrick (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) also posted a singles and a doubles win for the Gusties.
Both teams will open MIAC Tournament play Friday afternoon with top-seeded Gustavus facing either eighth-seeded Saint Mary’s or ninth-seeded Bethel in a quarterfinal match. Fifth-seeded St. Olaf will face fourth-seeded St. Thomas in another quarterfinal.