Category: Women’s Tennis

Nottberg delivers victory over Elmhurst

ORLANDO, Fla. — Katie Nottberg’s victory at No. 6 singles lifted the Lawrence University women’s tennis team to a 5-4 nonconference victory Wednesday over Elmhurst College.

The match was tied 4-4 when Nottberg delivered a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Elmhust’s Bridget Lopez. Lawrence also got singles wins from Alexis Shannon at No. 4 and El Goblirsch at No. 5.

Lawrence took a 2-1 lead after the doubles as the No. 2 team of Elana Lambert and Annie Harincar and the No. 3 team of Shannon and Nottberg both won. Both matches went to a tiebreaker and Lawrence won both tiebreakers by an identical 7-3 score.

Lawrence University 5, Elmhurst College 4

Singles competition
1. Kolman, Ava (ELMHURST) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10)
2. Gaudio, Chiara (ELMHURST) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Wheeler, Kathryn (ELMHURST) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Maglaque, Dacey (ELMHURST) 6-3, 7-5
5. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Simon, Meg (ELMHURST) 6-2, 6-3
6. Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Lopez, Bridget (ELMHURST) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles competition
1. Kolman, Ava/Wheeler, Kathryn (ELMHURST) def. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) 8-6
2. Elana Lambert/Annie Harincar (LU) def. Gaudio, Chiara/Maglaque, Dacey (ELMHURST) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Alexis Shannon/Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Simon, Meg/Lopez, Bridget (ELMHURST) 9-8 (7-3)

Doubles team of Frankel and Holsen pick up victory over Calvin

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team picked up a doubles victory in an 8-1 nonconference loss to Calvin College on Tuesday during the Vikings’ spring break trip.

The No. 1 doubles team of Katie Frankel and Lindsay Holsen posted an 8-4 victory over Claire Spoelhof and Ellie Benzel. Holsen was also winning her No. 2 singles match against Jessica Bouma when she had to retire due to injury.

Calvin College 8, Lawrence University 1

Singles competition
1. Claire Spoelhof (CALVIN) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 7-5, 6-4
2. Jessica Bouma (CALVIN) def. Lindsay Holsen (LU) 4-6, 4-1, retired
3. Ellie Benzel (CALVIN) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Micaela Seazzu (CALVIN) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Lark Foote (CALVIN) def. El Goblirsch (LU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Liz Turner (CALVIN) def. Katie Nottberg (LU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Claire Spoelhof/Ellie Benzel (CALVIN) 8-4
2. Jessica Bouma/Micaela Seazzu (CALVIN) def. Elana Lambert/Annie Harincar (LU) 8-2
3. Anna Asfour/Kari Kroeze (CALVIN) def. Katie Nottberg/Alexis Shannon (LU) 8-2

New Paltz shuts out Vikings

ORLANDO, Fla. — The SUNY-New Paltz women’s tennis team posted a 9-0 nonconference victory over Lawrence University Tuesday during the Vikings’ spring break trip to Florida.

SUNY-New Paltz 9, Lawrence University 0

Singles competition
1. Olivia Ammirati (NP) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Brittany Grandville (NP) def. Lindsay Holsen (LU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Carol Tyson (NP) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Emi Lewis (NP) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lindsay Haley (NP) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jessica Reich (NP) def. El Goblirsch (LU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Brittany Grandville/Carol Tyson (NP) def. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) 8-6
2. Olivia Ammirati/Emi Lewis (NP) def. Elana Lambert/Annie Harincar (LU) 8-2
3. Lindsay Haley/Victoria Zezula (NP) def. Alexis Shannon/Katie Nottberg (LU) 8-1

Holsen posts pair of wins for Vikings in loss to Hamline

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Hamline University women’s tennis team posted a 6-3 win over Lawrence University Sunday as the Vikings opened their spring break trip.

Lindsay Holsen posted a pair of victories to lead the Vikings (6-7). Holsen rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles and teamed with Katie Frankel for a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles.

El Goblirsch was the other winner for the Vikings as she took a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles.

Hamline University 6, Lawrence University 3

Singles competition
1. Jordan Danielson (HU) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Natalie Pieterick (HU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Lilli Denison (HU) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Emily Wollmuth (HU) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Megan Anderson (HU) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 6-3, 6-2
6. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Emily Butts (HU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Jordan Danielson/Lilli Denison (HU) 9-7
2. Natalie Pieterick/Emily Wollmuth (HU) def. Elana Lambert/Annie Harincar (LU) 8-1
3. Megan Anderson/Emily Butts (HU) def. Alexis Shannon/Katie Nottberg (LU) 8-6

Vikings can’t get past semis, take trio of consolation titles

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.

Results

The Week Ahead: October 10-16

APPLETON, Wis. — It’s a busy Fall Festival week for Lawrence University athletics as football and volleyball host events this weekend. Lawrence also will induct six new members, Kolade Agbaje-Williams, Chris Braier, Claire Getzoff, Lis Pollock, Katie Wilkin and Stan Preston, into its Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

LU Sports-VikingVolleyball-PMS294VOLLEYBALL (7-12, 2-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (9-9, 0-3 MWC)

When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Flood Arena, Beloit, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit

Series: Lawrence has defeated Beloit four consecutive times, but the Bucs hold a 12-9 edge in the series since 1999.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (5-12, 1-3 MWC)

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Series: Lawrence won in 2015 to snap the Foresters’ four-match win streak the series. The teams have split the last 10 meetings going back to 2008.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (14-6, 3-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Series: Ripon holds a 45-15 advantage in a series that goes back to 1980. The Red Hawks have a current two-match win streak in the rivalry.

Fast Fact: Junior Cyra Bammer posted a career-high 35 digs in Lawrence’s 3-0 win over Knox this past Saturday. The Vikings held Knox and Monmouth to a combined .090 hitting percentage in the two matches. Lawrence head coach Matt Schoultz picked up career win No. 100 with the victory over Monmouth.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-8-0, 0-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (6-4-1, 2-1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Schneider Stadium, De Pere, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Series: In a series that dates to 1982, St. Norbert holds a 38-12-5 advantage, and the Green Knights are on a current six-game winning streak in the rivalry.

Opponent: Lawrence at Cornell (2-11-0, 0-5-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m., Cornell Soccer Complex, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Cornell

Series: Cornell holds a 3-1-0 lead in a series that started just four years ago. Lawrence’s lone win was a 1-0 victory in 2015.

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (4-6-2, 2-2-1 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m., Springer Field, Grinnell, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

Series: Grinnell has a 14-8-1 lead in a series that started in 1988. Lawrence won 2-1 in 2015, breaking Grinnell’s four-game win streak in the process.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is in the middle of a long 11-day break in the schedule. The Vikings haven’t played since their Oct. 1 match against Lake Forest.

LU Sports-VikingTennis-PMS294WOMEN’S TENNIS (6-6, 5-4 MWC)

Event: Midwest Conference Championships

When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Madison, Wis.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence finished one game out a spot in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament. The Vikings’ 5-4 loss to Lake Forest put the Foresters in the tournament and kept the Vikings out. Lawrence did defeat Ripon this past week to run its win streak against the Red Hawks to 13.

LU Sports-VikingCrossCountry-PMS294CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Kollege Town Sports Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., Lake Breeze Golf Club, Winneconne, Wis.

Scoring: Results

Fast Fact: Lawrence super sophomore Josh Janusiak already owned the fastest time in the Midwest Conference, but he went eight seconds faster at the Gene Davis Invitational last Saturday. Janusiak ran a time of 25:48 to grab first place and his first individual collegiate title.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294MEN’S SOCCER (5-7-0, 1-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Cornell (6-4-3, 1-3-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Cornell Soccer Complex, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Cornell

Series: Lawrence has a 2-1-1 advantage in the series that started in 2012.

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (7-4-1, 3-1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m., Springer Field, Grinnell, Iowa.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

Series: Grinnell has a 12-6-2 lead in a series that started in 1989. The Pioneers have won the last four matches, and Lawrence’s last victory was a 2-1 overtime win in 2011.

Fast Fact: Lawrence experienced a few firsts last week, as Jawad Alweleidat, Yuta Hayashi and Sam Parkhurst all scored their first career goals in an 8-0 win over Maranatha Baptist. Alweleidat scored three times in the match for his first career hat trick. Sophomore goalkeeper Robert Meiser, subbing for an injured Joe Krivit, picked up his first career win at Lakeland and followed that with his first career shutout against Maranatha.

LU Sports-VikingFootball-PMS294FOOTBALL (2-3, 1-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (3-2, 3-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Series: St. Norbert holds a 27-13-2 lead in a series that dates back to 1916. The Green Knights have won 18 straight dating back to 1998.

Fast Fact: This marks the second straight week Lawrence has faced an opponent that remains unbeaten in Midwest Conference play. The Vikings were at 3-0 Macalester last Saturday. Lawrence is 40-29 in homecoming games dating to the end of World War II. Lawrence’s last homecoming win was a 21-13 win over Beloit in 2014.

Goblirsch picks up Vikings’ lone win against Grinnell

APPLETON, Wis. — The Grinnell College women’s tennis team posted an 8-1 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University on Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Courts.

The Vikings’ lone victory came from El Goblirsch at No. 6 singles. Goblirsch and Eden Gregory split the first two sets, with Goblirsch winning the first 6-2 and Gregory winning the second 6-4. Goblirsch then won the super-tiebreaker 10-6 for the victory.

Lawrence finished its league season with 5-4 conference record and a 6-6 overall mark. Grinnell improved to 8-1 and 7-0 in the conference.

Grinnell College 8, Lawrence University 1

Singles competition
1. Judith Fan (GC) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 6-3, 6-0
2. Amelia Cogan (GC) def. Lindsay Holsen (LU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Megan Jans (GC) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Anushka Joshi (GC) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Lily Hamilton (GC) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 6-0, 6-1
6. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Eden Gregory (GC) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

Doubles competition
1. Judith Fan/Amelia Cogan (GC) def. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) 8-1
2. Megan Jans/Anushka Joshi (GC) def. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) 8-2
3. Lily Hamilton/Brenda Guan (GC) def. Elana Lambert/El Goblirsch (LU) 8-5

Rams shut out Lawrence

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team fell 9-0 to Cornell College in a Midwest Conference match Saturday morning at the Lawrence Courts.

Lawrence to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the league. Cornell improved to 9-2 and 6-1 in the conference.

Cornell College 9, Lawrence University 0

Singles competition
1. Julia Thome (CC) def. Katie Frankel (LU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Shashanna Moll (CC) def. Lindsay Holsen (LU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
3. Gabriella Ferro (CC) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Abbey Nelson (CC) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Janice Elkerton (CC) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 7-6, 6-3
6. Anne Seng (CC) def. El Goblirsch (LU) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Julia Thome/Shashanna Moll (CC) def. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) 8-6
2. Gabriella Ferro/Janice Elkerton (CC) def. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) 8-5
3. Abbey Nelson/Raquel Ruiz (CC) def. Elana Lambert/Alexis Shannon (LU) 8-4

Vikings roll to shutout win over Ripon

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team kept its streak of dominance alive against Ripon College with a 9-0 Midwest Conference win over the Red Hawks on Thursday at the YMCA Tennis Center.

Lawrence (6-4, 5-2 MWC) has now beaten Ripon (6-8, 3-4) 13 consecutive times in a streak that dates back to the 2004 season.

Lawrence rolled through the doubles as both the No. 1 team of Katie Frankel and Lindsay Holsen and the No. 2 duo of Annie Harincar and Alicia Lex won 8-0.

The Vikings also posted three 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles as Holsen at No. 2, Lex at No. 5 and Katie Nottberg at No. 6 all won without dropping a game. Frankel won in straight sets at No. 1 and Harincar at No. 3 and Shannon at No. 4 both won a third-set supertiebreaker to claim victories.

Lawrence University 9, Ripon College 0

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Maddie VandenHouten (RC) 7-5, 6-4
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Morgan Makar (RC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Annie Harincar (LU) def. Samantha Kiesner (RC) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)
4. Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Carly Wesner (RC) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Alicia Lex (LU) def. Madeline Salzer (RC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Lily Lenk (RC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Maddie VandenHouten/Morgan Makar (RC) 8-0
2. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) def. Samantha Kiesner/Carly Wesner (RC) 8-0
3. Alexis Shannon/Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Madeline Salzer/Lily Lenk (RC) 8-3

The Week Ahead: October 3-9

APPLETON, Wis. — The Gene Davis Invitational highlights another busy Saturday on the Lawrence University campus as the Vikings host five home events that day. Lawrence cross country will run its home invitational at Reid Golf Course on Saturday morning.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294MEN’S SOCCER (3-7-0, 1-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lakeland (2-9-0)

When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Muskie Soccer Field, Plymouth, Wis.

Webcast: None.

Series: In a series goes all the way back to 1974, Lawrence holds a 15-8-2 lead. The Vikings posted a 2-0 win over the Muskies last season.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Maranatha Baptist (2-8-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Maranatha Baptist

Series: In two tries, Lawrence has yet to defeat Maranatha Baptist. The Vikings played to a scoreless tie in the first meeting in 1995, and the Sabercats won 3-1 in 2015.

Fast Fact: Lawrence could be without starting goalkeeper Joe Krivit this week after he was injured in a loss to Lake Forest last Saturday. Taylor Reifert picked up a goal against Lake Forest and is now tied for the team lead with four goals.

LU Sports-VikingTennis-PMS294WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-4, 4-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (5-7, 3-3 MWC)

When and Where: Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Lawrence Courts.

Webcast: None.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Cornell (8-2, 5-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m., Lawrence Courts.

Webcast: None.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (7-1, 6-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, noon, Lawrence Courts.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking to keep its winning streak alive against Ripon. The Vikings have defeated Ripon 12 consecutive times, and that streak dates back to the 2004 season.

LU Sports-VikingVolleyball-PMS294VOLLEYBALL (5-12, 0-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Monmouth (6-10, 1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Monmouth

Series: Monmouth has a 12-5 edge in the series since 2000, but Lawrence has won the last two meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (4-15, 1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox

Series: Lawrence has beaten the Prairie Fire seven consecutive times and holds a 12-5 lead in the series since 1999.

Fast Fact: Junior Cyra Bammer ranks third in the Midwest Conference at 4.49 digs per set. Lawrence piled up a season-high 69 digs in its win over MSOE.

LU Sports-VikingCrossCountry-PMS294CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Gene Davis Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Reid Golf Course, Appleton, Wis.

Scoring: Results

Fast Fact: Lawrence sophomore Josh Janusiak was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week after turning in the league’s fastest time at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. Running in oppressive heat and humidity in Rock Island, Ill., Janusiak finished 15th after covering the 8,000 meters at Saukie Golf Course in 25:55.6. That is the fastest time in the league by five seconds.

LU Sports-VikingFootball-PMS294FOOTBALL (2-2, 1-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Macalester (4-1, 3-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Macalester Stadium, St. Paul, Minn.

Webcast: Lawrence at Macalester

Series: Macalester holds a 7-4-0 lead in a series that was first contested in 1948. Macalester has won three straight in the series, and perhaps Lawrence’s most memorable win was a 13-10 victory in the Banta Bowl in 2001. The “Immaculate Deflection” game saw the winning touchdown scored by the Vikings in the final seconds when a pass deflected off the shoulder pads of Zach Michael into the waiting arms of Chris McGinley in the end zone.

Fast Fact: Lawrence rushed for 348 yards in a 36-22 win over Beloit, and that is the most yards gained on the ground by the Vikings since a 2006 win over Grinnell. Lawrence also had two 100-yard rushers in quarterback Ryan Butterfield and running back Wasonu Allen. Butterfield ripped off an 82-yard touchdown run, the second-longest run play in Lawrence history.