‘Women’s Tennis’ Category

Valentine Takes Eighth at ITA Cup

Gustavus women’s tennis player Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.) wrapped up the fall season Saturday by taking eighth place at the ITA Cup at Berry College. Valentine lost 6-1, 6-1 to Michelle Uyeda of Linfield College and finishes the fall season 9-3 overall.

Valentine Drops ITA Cup Consolation Match

Gustavus women’s tennis player Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.) lost Friday in the consolation draw of the ITA Cup to Risa Fukushige of Skidmore 6-0, 6-1. Valentine finishes the fall season 9-2 overall and as an All-American.

Valentine Drops Opening Match at ITA Cup

Gustavus women’s tennis player Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.) competed in the first round of the ITA Cup Thursday morning and lost to No. 4 seed Venia Yeung of Wesleyan 6-0, 6-2. Valentine, now 9-1 in singles play this season, drops into the consolation bracket and will face the loser of Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico of Emory and Risa Fukushige of Skidmore on Friday morning.

Three Gustie Tennis Players to Compete at ITA Cup

Three Gustavus tennis players are set to compete in the ITA Cup Thursday at Berry College in Rome, Ga. Women’s singles player Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.), the fifth seed, will take on No. 4 Venia Yeung of Wesleyan at 9 a.m. The men’s doubles team of Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manikin Sabot, Va.) will take on Jordan Pitts and Wilson Lambeth of Trinity (Texas) at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Gustavus Athletics Department Inducts Class of 2018 Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Athletics Department inducted nine new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday night during the 41st annual banquet. The new members include Renee Beaudry Scanlon ’03 (Soccer), Eric Butorac ’03 (Tennis), Meghan Donley Kimber ’00 (Tennis), Ryan Hoag ’03 (Football, Track & Field), Luke Speltz ’03 (Track & Field), Andy Traetow ’03 (Football), Jerry Washington ’03 (Track & Field), Kevin Whipple ’03 (Tennis), and Al Molde ‘66 (Benefactor).

Whaling, Johnson, Valentine Named September Student-Athletes of the Month

Tennis players Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manakin Sabot, Va.), Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.), and Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.) have been named Gustavus September Co-Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month, which is voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department and presented by Thrivent Financial.

Valentine Wins ITA Midwest Singles Title, Becomes All-American

For the second consecutive season, the Gustavus women’s tennis team has produced the singles champion at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships. On Monday morning, Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.) defeated Ali Kopiecki of Hamline 6-0, 6-4 to earn All-America status. Valentine joins teammate Bri Hartmann as ITA Midwest Region singles champions as Hartmann achieved the feat last year. Valentine is the 42nd All-American in program history.

Valentine to play for ITA Regional Singles Title Monday

Day three of the 2018 ITA Women’s Midwest Regional Championships concluded Sunday night with the doubles championship and the singles semifinals.

Women’s Tennis Advances Two Singles, One Doubles after Day Two of ITA Regional

Day two of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships wrapped up Saturday with Gustavus advancing two singles players and one doubles team to the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively. Ginger Valentine and Bri Hartmann will play in the singles quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Sunday. Valentine will face Natalie Wijesinghe of UW-Eau Claire and Hartmann will take on Grace Riermann of Bethel. The doubles team of Hartman and Lilly Hartman will take on Maggie Riermann and Grace Riermann of Bethel in the semifinals.

Women’s Tennis Advances Six Singles, Three Doubles at Day One of ITA Regional

The Gustavus women’s tennis team is playing host to the ITA Midwest Regional Championships this weekend and completed the first day of action on a brisk Friday morning and afternoon. Six Gusties advanced to the round of 32 with wins on Friday, including Lilly Hartman, Ginger Valentine, Anna Stutz, Ally Thorson, Simona Ptotckova, and Bri Hartmann, who is the defending region champion.