The Gustavus women’s tennis team finished third out of 11 teams at the Midwest Invitational played in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday. The Gusties, who were seeded #2, defeated Washington University of St. Louis 6-0 in the quarterfinal round, then lost to #3 seed Denison University 5-3 in the semifinals, before finishing the tournament with a 5-1 win over Carthage in the third place match. DePauw defeated Denison 6-0 to finish first.
This is the first time in the past 11 years that Gustavus has not finished first or second at the Midwest Invitational. The Gusties had finished in 1st place seven times and 2nd place three times in the past 10 years.
Gustavus is now 15-5 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC.
Denison 5 Gustavus 3
1. Meghan Damico (DU) defeated Lauren Hom (GA) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
2. Jaime Gaard (GA) defeated Maska Drane (DU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Jenni White (GA) defeated Kendra Murray (DU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Sierra Krebsbach (GA) defeated Whitney Black (DU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Erin Gorsich (DU) defeated Hannah Frericks (GA) 6-1, 6-3
6. Sarah Mitchiner (DU) defeated Darcy Haubrick (GA) 6-4, 7-5
1. Drane/Black (DU) defeated Hom/Krebsbach (GA) 8-6
2. Murray/Damico (DU) defeated Gaard/Frericks (GA) 8-5
3. Haubrick/White (GA) vs. Gorsich/Carly Newman (DU) Did Not Finish
Gustavus 5 Carthage 1
1. Lauren Hom/Sierra Krebsbach (GA) defeated Amanda Sta. Romana/Eliza Buys (CC) 8-6
2. Kristin Minkawski/Gina Klein (CC) defeated Jaime Gaard/Hannah Frericks (GA) 8-6
3. Darcy Haubrick/Jenni White (GA) defeated Taylor Gustafson/Beth Kautman (CC) 8-1
1. Lauren Hom (GA) defeated Amanda Sta. Romana (CC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Jaime Gaard (GA) vs. Eliza Buys (CC) Did Not Finish
3. Jenni White (GA) defeated Kristin Minkawski (CC) 6-3, 6-4
4. Sierra Krebsbach (GA) vs. Gina Klein (CC) Did Not Finish
5. Hannah Frericks (GA) vs. Taylor Gustafson (CC) Did Not Finish
6. Darcy Haubrick (GA) defeated Beth Kautman (CC) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)