Tommie Women's Tennis lost two singles tie-breakers and fell 5-4 to Bethel in MIAC play Tuesday at the Baseline outdoor courts in Minneapolis.
The No. 38-ranked Royals (17-3) recorded victories at first and third doubles, and won a 13-11 tie-breaker at third singles.
St. Thomas (11-3 overall, 7-2 MIAC) play first-place Carleton Saturday.
Two of the Toms' three defeats have come by 5-4 margins.