The 2017 St. Thomas Women's Tennis was picked for third place in the preseason poll of MIAC coaches, receiving two of 11 first-place votes.
The Tommies went 16-3 last season and shared the MIAC title.
Seniors Paige Becher (Career: 44-7 singles, 31-9 doubles) and Lauren Keller (Career: 4-1 singles, 35-5 doubles) and juniors Caitlin Bakke (Career: 19-5 singles, 27-5 doubles) and Jenna Zimmerman (Career: 41-3 singles, 31-7 doubles) lead the returners.
Freshmen twins Paige and Taylor McLeod were 2015 Minnesota high school doubles champions for Benilde-St. Margaret.
UST opens its season with a home MIAC match against St. Mary's on Sunday February 5 at the U of M's Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
The 2017 schedule includes a spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C. from March 18-25.
Home matches are played at Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis or at St. Paul Academy in St. Paul.
2017 Women's Tennis Spring Schedule
Sun. 5, Saint Mary's, 4:30 p.m. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Sat. 11, Hamline, TBA (Baseline Tennis Center)
Sun. 12, Doubles Invite, 4 p.m. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Fri. 17, Bethel, 6 p.m. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Sat. 18, St. Catherine, 6:30 p.m. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Sun. 19, Concordia-Moorhead, 4 p.m. (Courts Plus - Fargo, N.D.)
Fri. 24, Macalester, TBA (Lakeville Lifetime Fitness)
Fri. 4, St. Olaf, 1:30 p.m. (Owatonna, Minn.)
Sun. 12, Grinnell, 3:30 p.m. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Fri. 17, St. Cloud State, 6 p.m. (Sartell Fitness Evolution)
Sun. 19, Connecticut College, TBA (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
Mon. 20, UW-Oshkosh, 12 p.m. (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
Wed. 22, Southwestern (NAIA), TBA (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
Fri. 24, Allegheny, TBA (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
Sat. 29, Gustavus Adolphus, 12 p.m. (St. Paul Academy)
Sun. 30, Carleton, 4 p.m. (St. Paul Academy)