Apr 28, 2019
Nationally-ranked Carleton claimed the MIAC women's tennis championship with Saturday's 7-2 defeat of St. Thomas. The match was moved indoors to the U of M Gophers Baseline courts.
Taylor and Paide McLeod won 8-5 at second doubles, and Natasha Hood and Catherine Lindsay lost a close battle at third doubles.
Freshman Taylor Jackson won 6-4, 6-2 at fifth singles. Hood lost a 10-6 tie-breaker at third singles.
St. Thomas (11-4 overall, 7-3 MIAC) will play fifth-seed St. Mary's Wednesday in the playoff quarterfinals.
The Knights (16-2, 10-0) will be the top seed for this week's playoffs with Gustavus and Bethel at Nos. 2-3.
Carleton 7, St. Thomas 2
#1: Sonya Romanenko (C) vs. Taylor McLeod (UST) 6-2, 6-0
#2: Jeanny Zhang (C) vs. Catherine Lindsay (UST) 6-1, 6-3
#3: Kristina Conrad (C) vs. Natasha Hood (UST) 2-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6)
#4: Madeline Prins (C) vs. Paige McLeod (UST) 6-1, 6-4
#5: Taylor Jackson (UST) vs. Elizabeth Yim (C) 6-4, 6-2
#6: Faith Yim (C) vs. Brooke Hapuku (UST) 6-4, 6-1