Doubles teams battle at ITA regional

Doubles teams battle at ITA regional

PHOTO: Left to right: Freshmen Catherine Lindsay (Eau Claire, Wis.,) and Sarah Benoy (Stoughton, Wis.), and sophomores Paige McLeod and Taylor McLeod (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)

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Tommie Women's Tennis competed Saturday in St. Peter, at the ITA Fall Regional tournament, against some of the top Division III players in the Upper Midwest.

The top UST doubles team of Taylor and Paige McLeod went 2-1 before losing in the quarterfinals o the top-seeded team from Coe (Iowa). Freshmen Katherine Lindsay and Saran Benoy went 3-1 in doubles before losing in the quarterfinals to the No. 3-seeded team frpom UW-La Crosse. A third UST team, Caitlin Bakke and Jenna Zimmermanm lost a tie-breaker in the third round to a team from Carleton.

"Playing a short fall season, the Tommie Women played strong through each round," said Coach Terry Peck. "Having two teams in the final eight at the ITA Regional was encouraging, plus we were a tiebreaker loss away from having all three into the quarterfinals."