The Gustavus women’s tennis team remained perfect in MIAC play with a pair of 9-0 wins over the College of St. Catherine on Saturday in St. Paul and the College of Saint Benedict on Sunday in St. Joseph. The Gusties also picked up a non-conference 6-3 win over Wartburg College in St. Peter on Saturday. Gustavus, which improved to 16-8 overall and 6-0 in conference play, will face three MIAC opponents this week, including league-unbeaten St. Thomas.
Gustavus earned two victories over Wartburg and St. Catherine on Saturday with a split squad. The Gusties started the day by winning two doubles points against Wartburg. Christine Reimer and Marianne Barau defeated Molly Eslick and Emily Heying 6-3, 6-3 at #1 doubles, while Brittany Templin and Julie Bardenwerper defeated Amanda Barkema and Mirela Bacevac 8-0 at #2 doubles. The Gusties then won four of the six singles matches in straight sets with wins coming from Brittany Templin (#2), Julie Bardenwerper (#3), Marianne Barau (#4), and Alison Utke (#6).
Coach Heidi Carlson and the Gusties defeated St. Catherine without dropping a set. Gustavus won all three doubles matches as Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach defeated Jenna Olson and Susie Hallquist 8-1 at #1 doubles. Ali O’Neal and Sam Frank defeated Jamie Weber and Mratha Ginder by a score of 8-2 in the #2 doubles position, as Erica Dobson and Jenny Arnfelt won at #3 doubles over Kasie Rust and Abby Beytein-Carlson 8-3. The Gusties won each singles match by straight sets.
Gustavus completed the weekend sweep by defeating Saint Benedict 9-0 on Sunday. The Gusties claimed straight set victories in doubles play, as Erica Dobson and Brittany Templin recorded the closest decision, 8-6, at #3 doubles over Laura Wermager and Beth Yokiel. Christine Reimer dropped the first set against Laura Wermager, but fought back to win the second set 6-2 and the third-set tiebreaker 10-8 at #5 singles.
The Gusties will travel to St. Paul to face Hamline on Friday at 4 p.m. before hosting Saint Mary’s and St. Thomas on Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter.
Gustavus 6, Wartburg 3
#1- Molly Eslick (WAR) def. Christine Reimer (GA) 6-2, 6-2
#2- Brittany Templin (GA) def. Amanda Barkema (WAR) 6-1, 6-4
#3- Julie Bardenwerper (GA) def. Emily Heying (WAR) 6-3, 6-3
#4- Marianne Barau (GA) def. Mirela Bacevac (WAR) 6-2, 6-2
#5- Susie McArdle (WAR) def. Jennie Andersen (GA) 7-5, 6-3
#6- Alison Utke (GA) def. Sara Bickford (WAR) 6-3, 6-2
#1- Reimer/Barau (GA) def. Eslick/Heying (WAR) 8-6
#2- Templin/Bardenwerper (GA) def. Barkema/Bacevac (WAR) 8-0
#3- McArdle/Bickford (WAR) def. Utke/Lisa Gruenisen (GA) 8-6
Gustavus 9, St. Catherine 0
#1- Jenni White (GA) def. Susie Hallquist (CSC) 6-3, 6-3
#2- Sierra Krebsbach (GA) def. Jenna Olson (CSC) 6-0, 6-0
#3- Ali O’Neal (GA) def. Jamie Weber (CSC) 6-1, 6-1
#4- Sam Frank (GA) def. Martha Ginder (CSC) 6-0, 6-0
#5- Erica Dobson (GA) def. Kasie Rust (CSC) 6-3, 6-1
#6- Jenny Arnfelt (GA) def. Megan Bean (CSC) 6-1, 6-1
#1- White/Krebsbach (GA) def. Olson/Hallquist (CSC) 8-1
#2- Frank/O’Neal (GA) def. Weber/Ginder (CSC) 8-2
#3- Dobson/Arnfelt (GA) def. Rust/Abby Beytein-Carlson (CSC) 8-3
Gustavus 9, Saint Benedict 0
#1- Jenni White (GA) def. Megan Wrobel (CSB) 6-2, 6-0
#2- Sierra Krebsbach (GA) def. Melissa Kampa (CSB) 6-0, 6-1
#3- Sam Frank (GA) def. Christine Long (CSB) 6-0, 6-1
#4- Erica Dobson (GA) def. Kylie Huether (CSB) 6-3, 6-3
#5- Christine Reimer (GA) def. Laura Wermager (CSB) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
#6- Brittany Templin (GA) def. Kelly Blackley (CSB) 6-2, 6-4
#1- White/Krebsbach (GA) def. Wrobel/Kampa (CSB) 8-2
#2- Frank/Reimer (GA) def. Long/Huether (CSB) 8-3
#3- Dobson/Templin (GA) def. Wermager/Beth Yokiel (CSB) 8-6