MADISON, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team grabbed sixth place at the Midwest Conference Championships, which wrapped up Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
No one advanced past the championship quarterfinals for the Vikings, who finished with 27 points. Grinnell won the title during Friday’s four-team MWC Tournament.
At Nos. 3 through 6 singles, each Lawrence player won her first-round match. All four players, Ali Heiring at No. 3, Katie Frankel at No. 4, Polly Dalton at No. 5 and Melissa Heeren at No. 6, were then defeated in the championship quarterfinals.
Both Gayatri Malhotra at No. 1 and Hannah Geoffrey at No. 2 were defeated in the opening round. Both players came back to win the consolation championship. Malhotra defeated Knox’s Dana Pierce 8-5, and Geoffrey beat Knox’s Emiley Brand 8-1.
All three doubles teams lost in the championship quarterfinals and were eliminated. Geoffrey and Heiring won the in the opening round at No. 1 before losing in straight sets in the quarterfinals. Malhotra and Dalton at No. 2 and Frankel and Allison Juda at No. 3 suffered the same fate.