Women’s Tennis prepares for final meet

Taylor Alward
Staff Writer

The Carroll University women’s tennis team finished the season going 2-3 in their last five matches.

On Sept. 28, the Lady Pioneers traveled to Ripon College to take on the Red Hawks.  Carroll travelled to Ripon College and came away with a 9-0 sweep.

The only Lady Pioneer that seemed to face adversity in her match was Kara Paroubek, who won her match 6-3, 7-5.

Both Alyssa Larson and Elissa McKinley won their matches 6-0, 6-0.

On Oct.2, Carroll hosted a doubleheader at the Kilgour-Trailblazer Tennis Center.

Carroll’s first match of the day was against Beloit College.  The Lady Pioneers took the match against Beloit 6-3 moving their record to 6-4 on the season.

Kate Rasmussen, Alyssa Larson and Kara Paroubek all won both their singles and doubles matches.

In the second match of the day, Carroll welcomed Carthage College.  The Lady Pios split the six singles matches against Carthage.  Kate Wiseman and Kara Paroubek won both of their matches without problem.  Erin Mohrbacker had to win a tie break 12-10 to win her match and split the singles.

The team of Elisa McKinley and Wiseman won their doubles match but Carthage was able to take the other two to win the match 5-4.

Carroll played their final home match of the year against Lake Forest College Oct. 5.  Carroll was unable to hand the Foresters their third loss of the season as Lake Forest beat the Pioneers 6-2.

The Lady Pioneers struggled in the singles competitions losing all five of the matches that were finished.  The doubles matches went better as Rasmussen/Larson and McKinley/Wiseman won both of their matches.

In the final match of the season the Pioneers traveled to take on UW-Whitewater looking for a winning season.   Unfortunately Whitewater wasn’t going to give in and beat Carroll 9-0.

Carroll again struggled in the singles competition losing all of the matches and seven of the 12 total sets played finished 6-0.

The Lady Pioneers played better in the doubles competitions with two of the teams losing 8-5 but weren’t able to get a point on the board.

The Midwest Conference Championship begins for the Lady Pioneers Saturday, Oct. 16 in Madison, Wis.

Author: Taylor Alward

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