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Women's Tennis Competes at Midwest Regional Championships

Women's Tennis Competes at Midwest Regional Championships

St. Peter, Minn. ( The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire women's tennis team competed at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships and the Gustavus Fall Invite at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn over the weekend.

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Three of the Blugold women competed in the singles ITA Regional on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Junior, Natalie Wijesinghe (Apple Valley, Minn.) won four matches and reached the quarterfinal before losing to the singles champion Ginger Valentine (Gustavus). Molly Stewart (Amery, Wis.) earned her way into the round of 32 with a first round bye, followed by a triumph over Sulivan (GAC) 7-5, 6-4 in the round of 64. Stewart fell in the round of 32 to Riermann(BU). Emily Cooper (White Bear, Minn/Mahtomedi) had a first round victory over Bush (COE) 6-3, 6-3, but lost to Kitchel (UWW), who took 2nd overall, in the round of 64. In doubles action at the regional Wijesinghe partnered with Cooper and the duo reached the semi-final round before losing to Conrad/Prins (Carleton) 8-1. Stewart paired up with Hanna Zevenbergen (Baldwin, Wis./Baldwin Woodville), the duo won three matches, eventually losing in the round of 16 to Riemann/Riemann (BU), who went on to win the doubles championship. 

The Blugolds also competed at the Gustavus Fall Invite, Zevenbergen won all four of her matches and win the championship in her draw. The junior defeated Kylee Funk (St. Kate's) 8-1 in the first round, went on to earn a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ella Hagopien (St. Olaf) in the second round and advance to the round of 4.  In the semi-final Zevenbergen defeated Bryce Bigelow (UWW) 6-2,6-3, and won the championship match 6-4, 6-2 over Hayley Trebill (Gustavus). 

Gustavus Fall Invite Results:

Singles Draw 1:

Riley Persike (Lodi, Wis.)

Round of 16: Lost to  Frederickson (St. Marys) 8-3

Consulation : lost to Maroney (GAC) 8-4


Singles Draw 3:

Hanna Zevenbergen (Baldwin, Wis./Baldwin Woodville)

Round of 16: d. Funk (St. Kate's) 8-1

Round of 8: d. Hagopien (St. Olaf) 6-1, 6-3

Semi-final: d. Bigelow (UWW) 6-2, 6-3

Championship: d. Trebill (GAC) 6-4, 6-2


Singles Draw 4: 

Natalie Girard (Kenosha, Wis. /St. Joseph) 

Round of 16: lost to Witt (UWL) 8-4

Consulation: lost to Ketterhagen (UWW) 8-2


Singles Draw 5 

Emma Barnd (Wells, Minn/Unites South Central) 

Round of 16: d. Karbo (NW-St. Paul) 8-1

Round of 8: d. West (BU) 6-1, 6-2

Semi-final: lost to Steffen (GAC) 6-2, 6-0


Singles Draw 6 

Alexa Brooks (Beaver Dam, Wis.)

Round of 16: Bye 

Round of 8: lost to Marquardt (COE) 6-0, 6-2 


Singles Draw 7 

Abigail Girard (Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph) 

Round of 16: d. Peterson (BU) 8-6

Round of 8: lost to Bigelow (UWW) 6-3, 6-2


Singles Draw 8

Rachel Slonac (Muskego, Wis.)

Round of 16: d. Hughes (NW-St. Pual) 8-2

Round of 8: lost to Lindrud (GAC) 6-2, 6-0


Gustavus Fall Invite Doubles Results: 

 Doubles Draw 1 

Lindsey Henderson (Prior Lake,Minn.) /Alexa Brooks

Round of 16: d. Wilson/Brooks (EC) 9-7

Round of 8: d. Schepper/Funk (St.Kate's) 8-4

Semi-final: d. Douglas/Karrow (GAC) 8-4

Final: lost to Bahr/Boeve (St. Mary's) 8-6


Doubles Draw 2

Kennedy Rusk (Nisswa, Minn/ Brainerd) /Abby Girard

Round of 16: d. Montoya/Puleo 8-2

Round of 8: lost to Slicker/Toomire (St. Thomas) 8-5


Doubles Draw 3 

Natalie Girard/Emma Barnd 

Round of 16: d.  Ward/Bendetti (MAC) 8-5

Round of 8: lost to O'Brian/Overmann (Wartburg)


Doubles Draw 4

Riley Persike/Allison Bauer (Andover,Minn. / Coon Rapids) 

Round of 16: d.  Swajanen/Vitz (SNC) 8-4

Round of 8: d. Hopkins/Schwartz (HU) 8-4

Semi-final : lost to Carlson/Thorsen (GAC) 8-4