Women’s Tennis Advances To MIAC Championship With 5-0 Win Over Bethel Posted on May 3rd, 2018 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – The No. 1 seeded Gustavus women’s tennis team defeated the No. 4 seeded Bethel University 5-0 Thursday afternoon at Swanson Tennis Center to advance to its third consecutive Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Championship.

After going up 3-0 with a sweep in doubles play, the Gusties won by decision with singles victories at the No. 1 and No. 4 positions. The Gusties previously faced the Royals just last weekend, prevailing 7-2.

“The girls knew Bethel was going to be better this time around,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson. “Everybody stepped up their level of intensity and focus. I am so proud of how hard they competed individually and as a team.”

Gustavus 5, Bethel 0


  1. Bri Hartmann (Jr., Owatonna, Minn.) (GAC) def. Maggie Riermann (BU) 6-3, 6-0
  2. Katie Aney (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) vs. Mackenzie Novak (BU) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
  3. Ally Baker (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.) (GAC) vs. Jill Weinzettel (BU) 7-5, unfinished
  4. Ginger Valentine (Fy., Delano, Minn.) (GAC) def. Mattie Kidder (BU) 6-4, 6-0
  5. Lilly Hartman (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (GAC) vs. Samanthan Hindt (BU) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished
  6. Sheila Sullivan (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) (GAC) vs. Meghan Schuler (BU) 6-2, 0-1, unfinished


  1. B. Hartmann/Baker (GAC) def. Maggie Riermann/Mattie Kidder (BUW) 8-5
  2. Aney/L. Hartman (GAC) def. Mackenzie Novak/Jill Weinzettel (BUW) 9-7
  3. Valentine/Sullivan (GAC) def. Samanthan Hindt/Mattie Lubben (BUW) 9-8

The Gusties (16-7 overall) will face the winner of No. 2 seed Carleton College and No. 3 seed St. Thomas in search of their third-straight and eighth overall MIAC Playoff Title. The match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start from Swanson Tennis Center.


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