Tennis dominates conference foes

Nodarse, Kyle

The Lawrence women’s tennis team played through the weekend to move to 7-0 in conference after a doubleheader against Beloit College and Monmouth College Saturday.
The women’s team opened up Saturday with a 9-0 sweep of Beloit in the morning, dropping only one set at number-six singles along the way. The lineup of freshman and seniors continues to dominate conference doubles, dropping only three games total in their three doubles matches.
In singles, freshmen Elizabeth Larson and Katherine Valde led the way with mirror 6-1, 6-0 victories, and the seniors followed suit with dominating wins from Hanah McCarthy, Lisa Ritland and Emily Dalton. Senior Emma Kent, Viking of the Week, played a tough match and ended up winning in a third set tiebreaker 10-4 to finish the sweep.
Later in the day, the Vikings took it to Monmouth College, defeating them 6-3. Lawrence took points at both number-one and number-three doubles to start off the match. Again, the women dominated singles, taking four of the six possible matches without dropping a set in those four victories.
The Lady Vikes have one more conference meeting Oct. 9 with Ripon College, our dreaded rivals, here at home at 4 p.m. Come out and support them as they try to finish the conference season undefeated!