Women’s Tennis Goes 1-2 In Season-Opening Saturday

Posted on February 13th, 2016 by

Ally Baker earned four victories for Gustavus on Saturday.

Gustavus 6, Southwest Minnesota State 3 (Box) | University of Northern Iowa 9, Gustavus 0 (Box) | University of Sioux Falls 5, Gustavus 4 (Box)

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team opened its season Saturday with a 1-2 record after defeating Southwest Minnesota State University 6-3, and falling to the University of Northern Iowa 9-0 and the University of Sioux Falls 5-4. The Gusties sent part of their roster to Waterloo, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa and kept the other half in St. Peter to face Southwest Minnesota State. The Gusties then combined parts of the two rosters to take on Sioux Falls later in the evening.

Facing a tough test in Division I Northern Iowa, Gustavus was not able to come away with a win and suffered a 9-0 shutout against the Panthers. Lilly Hartman (Fy., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Cal Carlson (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.) teamed at No. 3 doubles and had the closest doubles match of the day but lost 6-4. In singles, Hartman got her match with Eve Small at No. 6 singles to a 10-point super, but fell by a final score of 1-6, 6-3, 6-10.

Against Southwest Minnesota State, Ally Baker (So., Rosemount, Minn.), Briana Hartmann (Fy., Owatonna, Minn.), and Laura Martin (So., Plymouth, Minn.) all earned singles and doubles wins for the Gusties. Baker and Hartmann teamed for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles, while Martin paired with Caitlin Steffen (Fy., Baxter, Minn.) for a 9-7 victory at No. 3. In singles, Baker took down Gabby Tellijohn 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1, Hartmann defeated Crystal Overbaugh 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2, and Martin was victorious over Jenna Gannott 6-2, 2-6, 10-4 at No. 6.

In their final match of the day, the Gusties came close, but eventually suffered a 5-4 setback against Sioux Falls. Baker and Hartmann were again victorious in both singles and doubles. The pair won their match at No. 1 doubles 8-2, while Baker earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles, and Hartmann was victorious by a 6-1, 6-1 count at No. 3. Sid Dirks (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.) was the other winning Gustie, as she took down Joey Wenburg 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 at No. 1 singles.

Gustavus is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 27 with three MIAC matches against Bethel, Concordia, and Hamline. The Gusties face the Royals at 8:30 a.m. and take on the Cobbers at 12:30 p.m. in St. Peter, and travel to Minneapolis later in the evening to face the Pipers at 7 p.m.


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