MADISON, Wis. — Lawrence University women’s tennis players couldn’t break through the semifinals at the Midwest Conference Championships this weekend at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, but the Vikings did claim a trio of consolation titles.
Katie Frankel at No. 1 singles and Lindsay Holsen at No. 2 both reached the championship semifinals, and they teamed to get to the semifinals at No. 1 doubles.
Frankel stopped Leeza Bodnar of Lake Forest 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals before falling to Grinnell’s Judith Fan 6-0, 6-2.
Holsen downed Cornell’s Shashanna Moll 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, but lost 6-1, 6-0 to Grinnell’s Amelia Cogan in the semifinals.
Frankel and Holsen defeated Bodnar and Lucia Stumbras of Lake Forest 8-4 in the quarterfinals, but Grinnell’s Fan and Cogan turned the tables and beat Frankel and Holsen 8-4 in the semifinals.
At No. 4 singles, Annie Harincar grabbed the consolation title. After losing in the championship quarterfinals, Harincar bounced back to beat Beloit’s Emma Hahn 8-1 in the consolation semifinals. Harincar then knocked off Knox’s Annaliese McDermott 8-5 in the consolation final.
Lawrence also took the consolation titles at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.
Harincar and partner Alicia Lex lost in the championship quarterfinals at No. 2 but came back to win two matches. They defeated Monmouth’s Morgan Holle and Natalie Curtis 8-3 in the semis and topped Ripon’s Carly Wesner and Samantha Kiesner 8-4 in the consolation final.
At No. 3 doubles, Lawrence’s Alexis Shannon and Elana Lambert fell in the championship quarterfinals but then won a pair of matches. Shannon and Lambert took down Monmouth’s Lexi Tibbs and Simone Johnson 8-3 in the semifinals and topped Knox’s Emily Miller and Clare Colt 8-5 for the consolation title.