The Gustavus women’s tennis team defeated Luther College 7-2 in the opening round of the Midwest Invitational being held at both the Cherokee Country Club and Nielson Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. April 8-9. The Gusties improve to 10-7 overall with the victory, while Luther drops to 20-7.
Gustavus, who entered the tournament as the #3 ranked team in the Central Region according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), got wins at #1 and #2 doubles before winning five-of-six matches in the singles competition.
The Gusties move on to face Denison University in the semifinals tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. in the Nielson Tennis Stadium. The University of Chicago will take on Washington (Mo.) in the other semifinal match at 8:00 a.m. is Nielson as well.
1. Sam Frank (GAC) def. Fran Fairfield (LUTHER) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Megan Gaard (GAC) def. Alana Humpal (LUTHER) 6-2, 6-3
3. Marianne Barau (GAC) def. Cami Czech (LUTHER) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alex Erickson (GAC) def. Brynne Zinnecker (LUTHER) 5-7, 7-5, 10-7
5. Mary Roop (GAC) def. Cassandra Chalhoub (LUTHER) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
6. Elise Allen (LUTHER) def. Megan Born (GAC) 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
1. Sam Frank/Megan Gaard (GAC) def. Alana Humpal/Katie Nichols (LUTHER) 8-1
2. Alex Erickson/Marianne Barau (GAC) def. Elise Allen/Brynne Zinnecker (LUTHER) 8-5
3. Fran Fairfield/Katy Lindstrom (LUTHER) def. Megan Born/Mary Roop (GAC) 8-6