Tennis earns victories, then falls for first time

Philip Roy – staff writer

The women’s tennis team took on UW-Steven’s Point the week before last in a non-conference encounter. With freshman standout Hanah McCarthy out for a couple of weeks with a foot injury, Susan Klumpner has assumed her former position at No. 1 in Singles. Despite battling a fever, the sophomore stayed tough and hung on to take her match in three sets. Serene Sahar, now playing at the No. 2 spot, played impressive tennis in her 6-4, 7-5 victory which sealed the victory for the Vikings.
Lawrence’s momentum carried into the weekend as they defeated Carroll 7-2. The No. 1 Doubles pair of Loni Philbrick-Linzmeyer and Lisa Ritland followed up on a dramatic comeback against UWSP with a hard fought 8-6 decision. The Vikings then traveled to Ripon where they shut out the school rival taking the meet 9-0. Not a single set was dropped as the LU women emphatically took their unbeaten record to 7-0.
The streak was later snubbed in non-conference action at powerhouse UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks took the meet 8-1 with freshman Emma Kent providing the lone glimmer for LU. The Vikes would breeze by Edgewood later that day 8-1. They are back in action at home this week against Lake Forest and MSOE. The results of Thursday’s game against UW-Oshkosh were unavailable at press time.