The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team posted wins over St. Thomas (5-0) and Carleton (9-0) Saturday in Northfield to capture the MIAC Tournament title and lock down one of 48 spots in the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships. Selections for this year’s national meet will be disclosed Monday, April 30.
Semifinal – Gustavus Adolphus 5, St. Thomas 0
Gustavus posted a 5-0 win over St. Thomas in a semifinal match on Saturday morning at St. Olaf. The Gusties took a 3-0 lead in the match by winning all three doubles matches and then picked up two singles wins extend its lead to 5-0. The match was stopped once Gustavus had posted the five wins necessary to clinch the match.
Final – Gustavus Adolphus 9, Carleton 0
The Gusties secured the MIAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 9-0 win over Carleton in the Saturday afternoon tournament final played at Carleton. Gustavus took a 3-0 lead with three convincing wins in doubles play. Lauren Hom and Sierra Krebsbach defeated Abby Beggs and Frances Leung 8-2 at the #1 position. Jenni White and Jaime Gaard then defeated Shelley Getzendanner and Lisa Ottum 8-1 before Hannah Frericks and Darcy Haubrick defeated Christina Walker and Hannah Goldberg 8-6 at the #3 position.
Gustavus continued its strong play in singles winning all six matches. Jenni White pulled out a tough match at the #3 spot as she outlasted Carleton’s 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in the superbreaker. The rest of the results included: Lauren Hom defeating Abby Beggs 6-2, 6-0 at #1, Jaime Gaard defeated Frances Leung 6-1, 6-2 at #2, Sierra Krebsbach defeated Christina Walker 6-0, 6-0 at #4, Hannah Frericks defeated Shelley Getzendanner 6-1, 6-4 at #5 and Darcy Haubrick defeated Hannah Goldberg 6-1, 6-1 at #6.
Already assured of a spot in the field of 48, Gustavus must wait until Monday, April 30 for the complete draw to be announced. First, second, and third round matches will be held at on-campus sites May 4-6. The eight remaining teams will advance to the Championship Round May 15-17 at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Individual competition in singles and doubles will be contested at the same site May 18-20.