Oshkosh topples Lawrence tennis at home

Carolyn Schultz

In the 12th match of the season, the Lawrence women’s tennis team lost 8-1 to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh last Thursday. This match brings the team’s record to four wins and eight losses.
Lawrence’s Beth Larson won her singles match against UW-Oshkosh’s Liz Leffler decisively, 6-2 in the first set and 6-1 in the second. Larson’s individual record is now a very respectable 10-2.
Last weekend, the team sent sophomore Larson and freshman Jennifer Roesch to St. Paul, Minn. to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Championships at Gustavus Adolphus College. The championships were open to Midwest Division III schools.
Both Larson and Roesch competed in the singles tournament. Larson began the first round in the top of the bracket and won a challenging match Friday morning against Gustavus’ Maria Bryan in three sets, 7-6, 6-7, 10-6.
Larson faced a quick turnaround after her first win, playing a second match two hours after she began her first. She was defeated 1-6, 6-4, 10-6 by Carleton’s Frances Leung in another three-set match.
Jennifer Roesch began round one Friday in the bottom bracket and was defeated by Gustavus’ Megan Gaard in two sets 6-2, 7-6.
The Vikings are still looking for their first win at home and look to notch that win Saturday against Grinnell.