Women Go Far in Doubles Tournament
MINNEAPOLIS - The MLC women's tennis team had two pairs reach the Championship Round of the UMAC Tournament Friday night.
In the first flight, the team of Rachel Niemi (La Crosse, Wis./Luther) and Karina Luthra (Simpsonville, S.C./LPS) won their first two matches by the scores of 9-7 and 8-6, but lost in the final round 8-3 to St. Scholastica.
Lauren Gross (Oconomowoc, Wis./LPS) and Michelle Hintz (Franklin, Tenn./Independence HS) also made the final round in the third flight, winning 8-1 in round one and 9-8 in round two, but lost 8-0 in the finals.
In flight two, Heidi Heckmann (Lake Mills, Wis./LPS) and Carol Niemi (La Crosse, Wis./Luther) were unable to make it past the first round, losing 8-5 to the team from Bethany.
The UMAC Tournament will continue tomorrow (Saturday, May 8) at the Baseline Tennis Center with the final rounds of singles action.