Women’s tennis wraps up season

Stephen Exarhos

Lawrence women’s tennis
wrapped up its season last weekend,
splitting away matches against
Ripon and St. Norbert.
The women took on Ripon first
on the indoor courts at UW-Oshkosh
last Thursday, defeating the Red
Hawks 6-1.
On the doubles side, Beth Larson
and Jenny Roesch proved to be far
too much for Ripon’s No. 1 doubles
team, winning 8-1. Lawrence’s
No. 2 doubles team, Kat Valde and
Elizabeth Byers, also won with a
score of 8-6.
As the No. 5 and No. 6 singles
matches were suspended after one
set due to time, Lawrence swept
the singles matches 4-0. Larson and
Roesch both won their matches
handily in two sets, while Valde
and Byers each needed three sets to
notch a win.
Friday, the Lady Vikes traveled
to Green Bay, where they took on
the Green Knights of St. Norbert
for what would be their final match
of the season, as they were out of
range of a spot in the conference
tournament.
The women of St. Norbert proved
to be too much for the Lady Vikes,
as Lawrence dropped the match 7-2.
The only two victories for Lawrence
were at number four singles, where
Byers won a tight two-set match 7-6
(8-6), 6-1, and at No. 1 singles, where
Larson’s opponent forfeited.
The Vikings, who have no seniors
on their roster, have plenty to look
forward to next year, as they will
return their entire team. Included
among the returners are the two
Lawrence players with the best
records: Larson, who finished 11-2,
and Roesch, who finished 9-5.

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