St. Paul – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2013 All-Conference selections for women’s tennis on Wednesday afternoon, which granted a total of four Gustavus women the title of All-Conference, three of them in singles and four in doubles. Heather Annis (Sr., Mapleton, Minn.), Mallory Shellum (Sr., St. James, Minn.), and Laurel Krebsbach (So., North Oaks, Minn.) were selected to the All-Conference Singles Team. All three were also selected to the All-Conference Doubles Team along with Krebsbach’s doubles partner Annie Mahoney (So., Duluth, Minn.).
The Gustavus women’s tennis team concluded its 2013 season with a 5-1 loss to Carleton in the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs. The Gusties finished the season 13-8 overall and 8-2 in MIAC play, which was good enough to place third in the regular season standings.
In her first season consistently in the lineup, Heather Annis makes her first appearance on the All-Conference team. Annis played four matches (1-3) at the No. 4 singles position before moving up to play five matches (1-4) at the No. 3 spot and eventually landing at the No. 2 position for 11 matches (8-3). The senior registered a 7-3 mark within the MIAC and received the MIAC Player-of-the-Week honor for the week of April 23rd.
Mallory Shellum also makes her debut on the MIAC All-Conference Singles Team. With a record of 14-12 on the season, Shellum recorded an 8-2 mark in conference play, emerging as the No. 3 singles player for the Gusties. Shellum played a total of eight matches (4-4) at the No. 3 spot after playing one match (1-0) at No. 1, six matches (3-3) at No. 2, and four matches (3-1) at No. 4 singles.
Together, Annis and Shellum amassed a record of 16-10 overall and 8-2 in league play at the No. 2 position. On the season, the senior duo played seven matches (4-3) in the lead spot and 14 matches (10-4) at the No. 2 position.
Just a sophomore, Laurel Krebsbach makes her second appearance on the All-Conference Singles Team. Krebsbach finished the season 17-9 overall, which included a 9-1 mark in the MIAC. The sophomore played every match and the No. 1 position, going 14-5 in dual matches. In her first two seasons wearing the Three Crowns, Krebsbach has amassed a record of 35-23 overall with a conference record of 16-3.
After being named to the All-Conference Doubles Team with her partner Megan Gaard last season, Krebsbach is joined by Annie Mahoney on this year’s squad. The sophomore tandem went 11-7 together on the season, including a 7-1 mark in the MIAC. Krebsbach and Mahoney played together in a total of 14 dual matches, competing at the No. 1 position in all of them.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the sixth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for women’s tennis. 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. This year’s Gustavus representative is Bailey Abeyesekera (Jr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.).