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Women's Tennis outlasts tough Carleton team

Women's Tennis outlasts tough Carleton team

St. Thomas women's tennis recorded one of its biggest wins in more than a decade with Saturday's 5-4 victory over Carleton at the St. Paul Academy courts.


The Knights (11-2 overall, 7-1 MIAC) are the defending MIAC champions and came in ranked eighth in the Central Region.


The Tommies (14-1, 7-0) won two doubles matches and broke even in singles on a day with several close battles. UST's Shelby Henderson and Jenna Czarnecki picked up a critical win at second doubles to put the Tommies up 2-1 heading into singles.


Freshman Caitlyn Bakke earned the team's decisive point, winning a third-set tiebreaker 10-8 while the match was tied 4-4.


Bridget Noack won at first doubles and second singles. Henderson lost 13-11 in her tie-breaker at first singles. Freshman Jenna Zimmerman remained unbeaten on the season in singles.

St. Thomas plays Monday at Bethel.

UST 5, Carleton 4
#1) Kara Lefsrud & Bridget Noack (UST) def. Kayla Becich & Caitlyn Shea (CC) 8-4
#2) Jenna Czarnecki & Shelby Henderson (UST) def. Joyce Yu & Alana Danieu (CC) 8-6
#3) Grace Davis & Caitlyn Eichten (CC) def. Caitlyn Bakke & Jenna Zimmerman (UST) 8-4
#1) Kayla Becich (CC) def. Shelby Henderson (UST) 4-6, 6-3, 13-11
#2) Bridget Noack (UST) def. Danielle Vasiliv (CC) 6-2, 6-0
#3) Caitlyn Bakke (UST) def. Joyce Yu (CC) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8
#4) Claire Spencer (CC) def. Kara Lefsrud (UST) 6-4, 6-0
#5) Jenna Zimmerman (UST) def. Alana Danieu (CC) 7-5, 6-4
#6) Caitlyn Shea (CC) def. Jenna Czarnecki (UST) 6-2, 6-0