Gustavus senior tennis player Samantha Frank registered a first round upset at the ITA Small College Championships on Thursday afternoon in Mobile, Alabama. Frank defeated #2 seed Zahra Dawson of Emory University 6-3, 6-3 and will now face Karisse Bendijo of The College of New Jersey in the semifinals on Friday at 8:30 am.
In doubles play, the Gustavus duo of Megan Gaard and Marianne Barau lost their first round match to #2 seed Zahra Dawson and Lorne McManigle of Emory University 1-6, 3-6. Gaard and Barau will now play Li and Vaca Guzman of the University of Chicago on Friday afternoon at 1 pm in the consolation bracket.
The 2010 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are taking place October 14-17 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama, the world’s largest public tennis facility. The eight regional singles champions and the eight regional doubles champions face off to determine a Division III National Champion and then the winners take on the winners of Division II, NAIA, and the Junior/Community College Division to determine an overall National Small College Champion.