MADISON, Wis. — Melissa Heeren took second place at No. 6 singles on Sunday to lead the Lawrence University women’s tennis team at the Midwest Conference Championships.
Playing at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Heeren fell in three sets to St. Norbert College’s Ashley Randazzo in the championship match. Randazzo won 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
Heeren advanced to the title match with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Emily Raben of Lake Forest College in the quarterfinals and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sam Hoyord of Carroll University.
Tess Vogel advanced to the championship semifinals at No. 5 singles with an impressive 6-0, 6-0 win over Monmouth College’s Cheyenne Groat before falling 6-3, 6-2 to eventual champion Anna Gosz of St. Norbert.
Both Lindsay Holsen (No. 3) and Allison Juda (No. 4) made it to the championship quarterfinals before being eliminated.
Both Hannah Geoffrey (No. 1) and Katie Frankel (No. 2) won the consolation titles. Frankel lost in the championship quarterfinals and then rolled through the consolation bracket. She beat Alex Kurpiel of Beloit College 8-1 in the consolation final. Geoffrey lost in the opening round but also rolled through to the consolation final, where she defeated Ripon College’s Maddie VandenHouten 8-1.