Women’s Tennis Sweeps Hamline And Macalester To Claim MIAC Championship

Posted on April 29th, 2018 by

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The No. 28-ranked Gustavus women’s tennis team swept Hamline University and Macalester College on Saturday to finish Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play undefeated at 10-0 while earning the 29th regular season title in program history.

“It was an amazing weekend and really an amazing last nine days,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson, who earns 24th league title at the helm . “We played a majority of our conference play including everybody that made the MIAC Tournament over the past nine days.”

Gustavus 9, Hamline 0


  1. Katie Aney (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) def. Ali Kopiecki (HU) 7-6, 6-3
  2. Ally Baker (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.) (GAC) def. Natalie Pieterick (HU) 6-0, 6-0
  3. Ginger Valentine (Fy., Delano, Minn.) (GAC) def. Ella Seehafer (HU) 6-1, 6-0
  4. Lilly Hartman (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (GAC) def. Claire Witt (HU) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Sheila Sullivan (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) (GAC) def. Megan Anderson (HU) 6-4, 6-1
  6. Ally Thorsen (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) (GAC) def. Janie Schwartz (HU) 6-1, 6-0


  1. Bri Hartmann (Jr., Owatonna, Minn.)/Baker (GAC) def. Ali Kopiecki/Megan Anderson (HU) 8-1
  2. Aney/L. Hartman (GAC) 8-6 def. Natalie Pieterick/Ella Seehafer (HU) 8-0
  3. Valentine/Sullivan (GAC) def. Claire Witt/Janie Schwartz (HU) 8-0

Gustavus 9, Macalester 0


  1. Bri Hartmann (Jr., Owatonna, Minn.) (GAC) def. Laurel Hickey (MAC) 6-0, 6-1
  2. Katie Aney (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) def. Lily Stein (MAC) 6-3, 6-0
  3. Ally Baker (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.) (GAC) def. Claire Buehler (MAC) 6-4, 6-0
  4. Ginger Valentine (Fy., Delano, Minn.) (GAC) def. Della Brown (MAC) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Lilly Hartman (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (GAC) def. Natali Sorajja (MAC) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Sheila Sullivan (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) (GAC) def. Maegan O’Herin (MAC) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6


  1. B. Hartmann/Baker (GAC) def. Laurel Hickey/Della Brown (MAC) 8-4
  2. Aney/L. Hartman (GAC) def. Lily Stein/Natali Sorajja (MAC) 8-0
  3. Valentine/Sullivan (GAC) def. Emma Baker/Maegan O’Herin (MAC) 9-7

“The girls battled hard this weekend, grinding through four matches was tough but they were up to the challenge and definitely did their part to earn the conference championship,” said Carlson. “I am so proud of these young women.”

The Gusties, who closed out the regular season with a 15-7 overall record and 10-0 mark in the conference, earn the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs. They will host the winner of the No. 4/5 play-in game between Bethel and Macalester at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The conference championship is 1 p.m. Saturday and Gustavus would host if it advances.

MIAC Release


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