During the middle of February, the club tennis team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the Tennis on Campus Sectionals tournament. The team went 2-3, with all three losses coming to the talented teams of Notre Dame, Michigan, and Marquette. Despite this, the team yet again made the gold bracket, continuing our reputation of having a great team for such a small school.
Despite the losing record, there were many bright spots during the tournament. For example, our mixed doubles team of first-years Evan Kubiak and Maggie Stopa pulled out a 6-4 win against a very talented Michigan team. First-year Hannah Nabhan won a marathon 6-5 singles match against Marquette. Junior Matthew Dickett and first-year Parker Anderson demolished the Marquette men’s doubles team 6-1. And sophomore Erich Endres came back from down 2-5, 0-40 to win against Hillsdale College.
The final scores were d. Hillsdale College 30-15, d. Illinois State 30-7, l. Notre Dame 30-15, l. Michigan 28-8, l. Marquette 24-19. It was a great tournament with lots of good playing all around, and we are looking forward to the Spring Invitational in Orlando in late March! Go Dawgs!