Last weekend, the Viking women’s tennis team traveled to Madison to compete in the 2010 Midwest Conference Championships. In the doubles competition, junior captain Beth Larson and sophomore Jennifer Roesch defeated the team of Nonie Carson and Melika Celebic from Lake Forest College to claim the conference title at No. 1 doubles. Individually, Larson took second place in the No. 1 singles competition, crushing Kristen Havelka from Illinois College and Toby Cain from Grinnell to make it to the finals before losing a close match 7-5, 6-4 to Celebic. Freshman Carla Schmidt also pulled out a second place finish in the No. 4 singles competition to help boost the Vikings team score. Overall, the women’s tennis team ended up finishing fourth in the tournament. When asked to comment on the outcome of the weekend, Larson noted, “Everyone put everything they had into all of their matches, so I feel like it went really well!” This marks the conclusion of the 2010 Lawrence women’s tennis season. The Vikings will say goodbye to seniors Greta Elsass and Elizabeth Byers, but with such a young team, this group expects to challenge for the conference title in years to come.