Vikings continue mastery of Ripon

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

RIPON, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team rolled to an 8-1 Midwest Conference North Division over Ripon College on Wednesday at the Larson Courts.

Lawrence (4-4, 1-0 MWC) dropped only two games en route to sweeping the three doubles matches and then took five of the six singles matches.

Lawrence was especially impressive in the final four singles matches. Polly Dalton (No. 3), Melissa Heeren (No. 4) and Brenna Decker (No. 6) all posted 6-0, 6-0 victories, and Allison Juda was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 5. Hannah Geoffrey also won at No. 2 singles for the Vikings.

Lawrence pushed its win streak against Ripon (1-6, 0-2) to 10 consecutive matches.

Lawrence University 8, Ripon College 1

Singles competition
1. Elizabeth Ake (RC) def. Gayatri Malhotra (LU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Hannah Geoffrey (LU) def. Maddie VandenHouten (RC) 6-0, 6-3
3. Polly Dalton (LU) def. Monica Schilling (RC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Melissa Heeren (LU) def. Maddie Salzer (RC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Allison Juda (LU) def. Lucero Pena (RC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Brenna Decker (LU) def. Maura Slattery (RC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Hannah Geoffrey/Ali Heiring (LU) def. Elizabeth Ake/Maddie VandenHouten (RC) 8-1
2. Polly Dalton/Elena Watson (LU) def. Monica Schilling/Maddie Salzer (RC) 8-0
3. Cathryn Wood/Elana Lambert (LU) def. Lucero Pena/Maura Slattery (RC) 8-1

Match Notes:
Lawrence University 4-4 (1-0 MWC North)
Ripon College 1-6 (0-2 MWC North)
T-2:31  A-31

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