Michaela Schulz, Gustavus

Michaela Schulz, Gustavus

Elk River, Minn. / Elk River

The Gustavus women's tennis team won its final two regular-season matches last weekend to claim the MIAC regular-season championship and complete a perfect 10-0 trip through the conference. Sophomore star Michaela Schulz (Elk River, Minn.) went a combined 4-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles in the wins over St. Thomas and Saint Benedict to lead the Gusties to the MIAC title. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Schulz Tuesday with her third MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week award of the season.

Saturday's match pitted the two teams tied atop the standings, with Gustavus winning 6-3 to hand St. Thomas its lone MIAC loss of the season. Schulz picked up two of the six points with a 6-0, 6-2, win at No. 1 singles and an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles. Then, she helped the Gusties finish off the perfect conference record and claim the outright title in Sunday's 9-0 win over Saint Benedict. Schulz was a 6-1, 6-1, winner at No. 1 singles and an 8-2 winner at No. 2 doubles. She wrapped up the regular season as Gustavus' leader in both singles and doubles victories with a 20-10 singles record and a 22-6 doubles mark.

Thanks to the two wins, Gustavus completed the regular season with a 15-12 overall record and a perfect 10-0 MIAC mark to return to the top of the final standings for the first time since 2011. The Gusties will be the No. 1 seed in the 2015 MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs and have home-court advantage throughout. Gustavus received a first-round bye and will host a semifinal match on Friday at 4:30 p.m. against the lowest-seeded team to win in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

2015 MIAC Women's Tennis Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE       NAME       SCHOOL
4/28/2015       Michaela Schulz       Gustavus
4/21/2015       Maria Koval       St. Catherine
4/14/2015       Bridget Noack       St. Thomas
4/7/2015       Michaela Schulz       Gustavus
3/24/2015       Lizzy Stanczyk       Gustavus
3/17/2015       Michaela Schulz       Gustavus
3/10/2015       Alicia Knoll       St. Catherine
3/3/2015       Laurel Krebsbach       Gustavus
2/24/2015       Jordan Danielson       Hamline
2/17/2015       Maria Koval       St. Catherine
2/10/2015       Bridget Noack       St. Thomas