Women’s Tennis Defeats Saint Mary’s and St. Thomas, Claims Share Of 17th Straight MIAC Title

Posted on April 20th, 2008 by

Jenni White

Jenni White


Sierra Krebsbach

Sierra Krebsbach


Ali O’Neal

Ali O’Neal


Sam Frank

Sam Frank

The Gustavus women’s tennis team posted a convincing 9-0 win over Saint Mary’s and an 8-1 win over previously MIAC unbeaten St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon on the Brown Outdoor Courts at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. With the wins, the Gusties claimed a share of their 17th consecutive MIAC title and clinched the top seed in the MIAC Tournament to be held on April 25-26 in St. Peter.

Coach Heidi Carlson’s squad jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after winning all three doubles points. Sam Frank and Ali O’Neal played the tightest doubles match of the day at the #2 spot, as the team defeated Toni Troumbley and Abby Cooper 8-5. Laura Arnebeck and Christine Reimer defeated Val Meschke and Courtney Spartz 8-3 in the #3 doubles position, while Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach won at #1 doubles by the score of 8-4 over Kayla Lenz and Aubrey Hirsch.

The Gusties did not drop a set in singles play as Gustavus completed took all singles points. The closest singles match took place at #1 and #6 singles, as Jenni White defeated Val Meschke 6-1, 6-3 at #1 singles and Jenny Arnfelt defeated Abby Cooper 6-3, 6-1 at the #6 spot. Other Gustavus wins came from Sierra Krebsbach (#2), Ali O’Neal (#3), Sam Frank (#4), and Erica Dobson (#5).

In a matchup of conference unbeatens, Gustavus grabbed a 3-0 lead over St. Thomas after sweeping the doubles matches. Ali O’Neal and Sam Frank won the #2 doubles point with an 8-5 win over Alexandra Frank and Brittany Bachman. The Gusties also earned victories from Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach (#1) and Laura Arnebeck and Christine Reimer (#3).

St. Thomas’ Allison Bruflodt posted a win for the Tommies after Sierra Krebsbach was forced to retire in the second set at the #2 singles position. In #5 singles, Erica Dobson prevailed against Madeline Gail 6-2, 6-3 in the closest singles match of the afternoon. Gustavus earned the remaining points from Jenni White (#1), Ali O’Neal (#3), Sam Frank (#4), and Jenny Arnfelt (#6).

Gustavus, which improved to 19-8 overall and 9-0 in the league, will close out the regular season against St. Olaf on Monday in Northfield at 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s Box Score
St. Thomas Box Score

 

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