ELKHORN, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team opened the day with a 5-0 victory over UW-Oshkosh but fell 6-0 to 18th-ranked UW-Whitewater to finish in second place at the WIAC Team Tournament today.
Facing the Titans, the Blugolds swept doubles competition while winning the No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches.
Katie Gillman (So.-Red Wing, Minn.) and Taylor Heltne (Jr.-Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) along with Lexi DeMario (So.-Verona, Wis./Verona Area) and Mary Frassetto (So.-Oshkosh, Wis./West) won with scores of 8-4 at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, respectively. Gretchen Bachmeier (Jr.-Eau Claire, Wis./North) and Maddie Johnson (Fr.-Lakeville, Minn./South) won 9-7 in the No. 2 spot.
In singles play against Oshkosh, Johnson won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 while DeMario won 6-2, 6-4. The rest of the matches either went unfinished or were never started.
Against the Warhawks, Gillman played in the closest match of the day at No. 3 singles. She lost the first set 6-2 but came back to win the second 6-1. She then fell just short 10-5 in the super-tiebreaker.
The Blugolds are now 17-6 on the season and will now wait to see if they earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. Selections will be announced May 7.