On a sunny day in Madison, Wis., the 13th-ranked Gustavus women’s tennis team defeated 25th-ranked Wheaton (IL) 5-2 in the second round of the Midwest Invitational, as the Gusties earned a first-round bye in the tournament. Gustavus, which is now 13-6 overall, will face sixth-ranked Denison at the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis. on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. followed by a match at 2:30 p.m. regardless of the outcome of the morning match.
The Gusties got out to an early 2-1 lead after the completion of doubles play as the #1 doubles tandem of Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach and the #2 doubles duo of Sam Frank and Ali O’Neal prevailed by the scores of 8-6 and 8-2, respectively.
Ali O’Neal dropped the first set, 5-7, against Brooke Parrish at #3 singles before winning the second set and the third set tiebreaker, 6-1 and 10-2. Sierra Krebsbach and Sam Frank provided straight set wins for the Gusties at the #2 and #4 singles spots. Wheaton’s Jordan Hook, the top-ranked singles player in the Central Region, defeated Jenni White 6-2, 7-5. After the match was decided, play was suspended as Gustavus’ Erica Dobson lost the first set to Sara Federschmidt and Gustavus’ Jenny Arnfelt won the first set against Kayli Edwards.
#1 – Jordan Hook (WC) defeated Jenni White (GA) 6-2, 7-5
#2 – Sierra Krebsbach (GA) defeated Shannon Hale (WC) 6-2, 7-5
#3 – Ali O’Neal (GA) defeated Brooke Parrish (WC) 5-7, 6-1, 10-2
#4 – Sam Frank (GA) defeated Brittney Dunn (WC) 6-1, 6-3
#5 – Sara Federschmidt (WC) led Erica Dobson (GA) 6-2, 1-0 unfinished
#6 – Jenny Arnfelt (GA) led Kayli Edwards (WC) 6-2, 1-1 unfinished
#1 – White/Krebsbach (GA) defeated Hook/Federschmidt (WC) 8-6
#2 – Frank/O’Neal (GA) defeated Parrish/Jill Casserly (WC) 8-2
#3 – Dunn/Kayli Edwards (WC) defeated Dobson/Arnfelt (GA) score not available