Seniors Alex Erickson and Megan Gaard of the Gustavus women’s tennis team fell to Kalla Schaefer and Alexandra Bayliss of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-3, 6-3 in the championship match of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional on Sunday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater filled both podiums on championship Sunday.
Third seed Kalla Schaefer defeated Carleton’s Kathryn Schmidt 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 in the semifinals to advance to the championship match. In the other semifinal, it was McKennah Edwards of Saint Mary’s topping Alexandra Bayliss of UW-Whitewater 6-2, 6-1 to advance. Schaefer cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win in the championship to take the Midwest Regional singles crown.
The singles and doubles champions from this weekend’s tournament advance to the Oct. 13-16 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.