Jenni White, Sierra Krebsbach Claim Titles at Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Tournament

Posted on September 23rd, 2007 by

ITA Regional Doubles Champions Sierra Krebsbach (left) and Jenny White (right).

ITA Regional Doubles Champions Sierra Krebsbach (left) and Jenny White (right).


White smashes a backhand in one of her six singles victories on the weekend.

White smashes a backhand in one of her six singles victories on the weekend.

Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis players Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach claimed titles at the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament played at Gustavus. White defeated Krebsbach 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the singles title and then teamed with Krebsbach to claim the doubles title over Gina Klein and Taylor Gustafson of Carthage, 8-6. White and Krebsbach will now play in the ITA Small College Championships in Mobile, Alabama, Oct. 12-15. The regional tournament involved 80 of the top small college players from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

White, the #3 seed, posted a perfect 6-0 mark on the weekend. She defeated Paula Beckermann of St. Scholastica 6-3, 6-3 in the first round, Val Meschke of St. Mary’s 6-0, 6-0 in the second round, Lindsey Hallett of Wheaton 6-2, 6-2 in the third round, Taylor Gustafson of Carthage 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, and #2 seed Molly Fiala of Coe, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals and then knocked off Krebsbach 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the championship match.

Krebsbach, the #4 seed, also played very well in the tournament. She defeated Rachel Engh of Grinnell 6-0, 6-1 in the first round, Kelsie Allen of Luther 6-1, 6-1 in the second round, #9 seed Alli Berry of Lake Forest 6-0, 6-0 in the third round, teammate Laura Arnebeck 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, won by default over #1 seed Jordan Hook in the semifinals before falling to White in a very competitive match in the finals.

Krebsbach teamed with White to claim the doubles title in the tournament. Seeded #1, the duo defeated Amanda Wenzel and Becky Nieber of Macalester 8-3 in the first round, Kayla Lenz and Aubrey Hirsch of St. Mary’s 8-1 in the second round, the fifth seeded team of Brooke Parrish and Shannon Hale of Wheaton 8-2 in the quarterfinals, the fourth seeded duo of Molly Fiala and Andrea Schupach of Coe 8-4 in the semifinals, and the third seeded team of Gena Klein and Taylor Gustafson of Carthage 8-6 in the championship match.

 

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