Five Women’s Tennis Players Named 2010 All-Conference

Posted on May 7th, 2010 by

Five members of the Gustavus women’s tennis team were named to the 2010 All-Conference singles and doubles teams on Friday, May 7.  Marianne Barau, Sam Frank, Megan Gaard, Sierra Krebsbach, and Ali O’Neal were named to the singles All-Conference Team, while the doubles pairs of Sierra Krebsbach and Sam Frank, and Marianne Barau and Megan Gaard were named to the All-Conference doubles team. Alison Utke was named to the 2010 All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Junior Marianne Barau (Glencoe, Minn.) finished the season with an overall singles record of 20-5 and a MIAC record of 9-1.  In doubles, Barau paired with Megan Gaard to finish 10-0 in the conference and 22-4 overall.  Barau makes the All-Conference doubles team for the first time this year, as she was honored as All-Conference in singles last season.

Junior Sam Frank (Mahtomedi, Minn.) ended the regular season with an overall record of 11-14 and a MIAC record of 9-1 in the singles competition.  In MIAC doubles, Frank teamed up with Sierra Krebsbach to go 6-1, and Ali O’Neal to go 2-0, for an overall MIAC record of 9-1.  The duo of Frank and Krebsbach finished the regular season with an overall record of 14-10.  Frank was named All-Conference in singles in 2008, while also being honored as All-Conference in doubles in 2009 and 2008 previous to this season.

Sophomore Megan Gaard (Edina, Minn.) earns a spot on the All-Conference singles and doubles teams for the second time in her career, receiving All-MIAC honors in both last season.  Gaard finished the regular season with an overall record of 21-4 and a MIAC record of 10-0 in singles.  In doubles, Gaard paired with Barau to go 22-4 overall, and 10-0 in the MIAC.

Senior Sierra Krebsbach (North Oaks, Minn.) finished the regular season of her senior year with an overall record of 15-9 and a MIAC record of 8-1 in singles.  Krebsbach becomes a four-time All-MIAC performer in both singles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and doubles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).  She teamed up with Sam Frank in doubles to go 14-10 overall and 6-2 in the MIAC this season.  Krebsbach was also 1-0 with Alex Erickson, and 1-0 with Maria Bryan in doubles.

Senior Ali O’Neal (Stevens Point, Wis.) becomes a three-time (2008, 2009, 2010) member of the All-MIAC singles team this year.  She finished the regular season with an overall singles mark of 15-9 and a MIAC mark of 8-1.  O’Neal paired with Maria Bryan in doubles for the majority of season, finishing with an overall record of 10-2 and a MIAC record of 6-0.  She has been previously named to the 2009 and 2008 All-Conference doubles team.

Senior Alison Utke (Park Rapids, Minn), named to the 2010 All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team, finished the regular season with an overall record of 6-1 in singles, and 6-1 in doubles. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

MIAC Release

Marianne Barau

Sam Frank

Megan Gaard

Sierra Krebsbach

Ali O'Neal

Alison Utke

 

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