‘Women’s Tennis’ Category
Picture your stereotypical college-bound high school senior. Ready for a new chapter. Excited for a new set of surroundings. And maybe most significantly, eager to put a bit of distance between themselves and their parents. Now, meet Cal and Grace Carlson. While each have strived to carve their own niche following their graduation from Saint Peter High School, the sisters are doing so close to home as student-athletes at Gustavus Adolphus College. Cal, a junior, is a member of the women’s tennis team, while Grace, a first-year, competes on the women’s swimming and diving squad. The catch? Their father, Jon Carlson, is head coach of both of those teams, and their mother, Heidi, is an assistant coach on the women’s tennis team.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team is going dancing. A doubles sweep and two straight-set singles wins gave the Gusties a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The win clinches Gustavus its first conference playoff title since 2011, and the Gusties also earn an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships.
After defeating the University of St. Thomas 8-1 less than two weeks ago, the Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team was able to come through again on Thursday, defeating the Tommies 5-2 in the MIAC Playoff Semifinal that was played at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex. The win pushes the Gustie's overall record to 20-7 and they will now take on Carleton College in the MIAC Playoff Championship on Saturday afternoon in Northfield, Minn.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's and women's tennis teams are set to host the MIAC Playoff Semifinals this afternoon and Friday afternoon at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex. The women, seeded No. 2, host No. 3-seeded University of St. Thomas on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while the men, seeded No. 1, host No. 4-seeded Saint John's University on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Both matches will have live scoring available for fans wishing to follow the action.
For the second consecutive season, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team earned the MIAC Regular Season Championship, blanking Macalester College 9-0 on Sunday at the Hayden Tennis Courts. The win pushed the Gusties’ final regular season record to 19-7, including a 9-1 mark in the conference, putting them in a three-way tie with Carleton College and the University of St. Thomas who also each finished 9-1.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team split a pair of Saturday matches at the Swanson Tennis Center, taking down Martin Luther College 9-0 and falling to Carleton College 7-2. The split puts the Gusties at 18-7 overall, and 8-1 in the conference. The Gusties face Macalester tomorrow with a chance to clinch a three-way tie with Carleton and St. Thomas for the MIAC Regular Season Championship.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team concludes its regular season this weekend with three matches, with the Gusties hosting Martin Luther College and Carleton College on Saturday and traveling to Macalester College on Sunday. Gustavus enters the weekend as the only undefeated team in the MIAC at 8-0, meaning wins over Carleton (8-1) and Macalester (1-7) would give the Black and Gold their second consecutive and 28th total MIAC Regular Season Championship.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team earned a 6-0 victory over the College of Saint Benedict in a match shortened by rain on Saturday afternoon at the Blazer Tennis Complex. With the win, the Gusties move to 17-6 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus Adolphus College tennis teams each compete against MIAC opponents on Saturday, with the men hosting Carleton College on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the women heading to St. Joseph, Minn. for a matchup with the College of Saint Benedict at 1 p.m. Both squads enter Saturday's matches undefeated in the conference, with the men at 8-0 and women at 7-0. A win over Carleton would guarantee the men their 28th consecutive MIAC Regular Season Championship and also clinch it the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team faced one of its toughest stretches last week, with matches against two teams that had only one MIAC loss, combined. However, the Gusties and junior star Michaela Schulz (Elk River, Minn.) rose to the challenge, scoring a pair of impressive 8-1 wins to lock up a MIAC Playoff bid with Schulz going 4-0 combined at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Schulz Tuesday with her third MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2016 season.