St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s tennis team went 3-0 over the weekend, defeating St. Scholastica (8-1) on Friday night followed by wins over Minnesota State University, Mankato (9-0) and Minnesota State University, Moorhead (8-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Swanson Tennis Center. With the weekend’s results, the Gusties improve to 3-1 overall on the season.
Gustavus began the weekend by defeating the College of St. Sholastica 8-1 on Friday night. The Gusties swept the doubles competition, winning 8-5 at No. 1, 9-7 in a tightly contested match at No. 2, and cruised to an 8-1 win at No. 3.
In singles, Gustavus registered wins at all but the third position. Madeleine Scanlan gave St. Scholastica its only point in the contest with a win at third singles (6-4, 6-3).
The Gusties began their day Saturday morning with a 9-0 sweep of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Gustavus got straight-set wins in five of six spots in the singles competition. Sidney Dirks (So., St. Peter, Minn.) was the only player not to win in straight sets. Dirks gutted out a 10-6 super-breaker win to preserve the sweep.
In doubles, the Gusties got an 8-3 win at the first position, a 9-7 win at the second, and an 8-1 win at the third.
Gustavus capped off its weekend with an 8-1 win over Minnesota State University, Moorhead. The Mavericks got their only point when Ashley Wood defeated Aryn Eckstrom (Fy., St. James, Minn.) by the score of 6-3, 6-3 at fourth singles. The Gusties swept the doubles portion of the match to take the 8-1 win.
Gustavus will be back in action again next Saturday when it hosts Concordia and Macalester and 11:00 a.m., and 6:30 p.m., respectively, at the Swanson Tennis Center.