Women’s tennis wins two

Beth Larsen

Last week, the Lawrence University women’s tennis team went 2-0, defeating UW-Stevens Point (5-4) and Beloit College (5-4).

The Vikings defeated UW-Stevens Point at home Wednesday.

In the doubles competition, the No. 3 doubles team of Gayatri Malhotra and Polly Dalton had an important 8-5 win against UWSP’s Monica Preisig and Allison Fortier, putting the team in a good position heading into the singles competition.

In the singles competition, the Vikings went 4-2. Hannah Geoffrey, Ali Heiring and Polly Dalton also won their matches with ease, never letting UWSP take more than three games in a set at No. 4, 5, and 6 singles, respectively. Jennifer Roesch at No. 1 singles and Christina Schaupp at No. 2 singles played tough matches, but came up short. Malhotra made quick work of her opponent at No. 3 singles, defeating UW-Stevens Point’s Katelyn Presti (6-2, 6-2) and sealing the 5-4 victory.