Unbeaten Gustavus claims MIAC title, top seed in Conference playoffs

Briana Hartmann (GAC)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Undefeated in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) play for the first time in three seasons, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team secured the top seed in the MIAC Playoffs with a pair of Conference victories on Sunday.

No. 28-ranked Gustavus enters the Conference tournament in search of the program's eighth playoff championship since 2007. The Gusties will have home-court advantage and a bye to the semifinals when the 2018 MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs begin on Tuesday.

| 2018 MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs |

Postseason action will get underway on Tuesday when No. 3 St. Thomas hosts No. 6 St. Catherine in a quarterfinal matchup at 3:30 p.m., followed by No. 4 Bethel hosting No. 5 Macalester in the other quarterfinal at 4:00 p.m. The top-seeded Gusties will welcome the winner of the latter contest in St. Peter on Thursday, while either St. Kate's or St. Thomas will head to Northfield for a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Carleton. Both semifinal contests are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., unless weather moves competition indoors.

The two semifinal winners will advance to the championship match, which will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. on the home court of the top remaining seed. The tournament champ will receive the MIAC Playoff championship plaque and the Conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament.

The MIAC has a homepage dedicated to the 2018 MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs that will be updated throughout the tournament with scores and statistics. Fans can also follow the action on the MIAC Scoreboard, on the free MIAC mobile app, and on social media through the MIAC's FacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts.

Seed Team MIAC Overall
No. 1 Gustavus 10-0 15-7
No. 2 Carleton 9-1 13-4
No. 3 St. Thomas 8-2 14-3
No. 4 Bethel 7-3 14-5
No. 5 Macalester 5-5 6-10
No. 6 St. Catherine 4-6 11-6


Quarterfinals | Tuesday, May 1, 2018 |
No. 6 St. Catherine at No. 3 St. Thomas | 3:30 p.m. |
No. 5 Macalester at No. 4 Bethel | 4:00 p.m. |

Semifinals | Thursday, May 3, 2018 |
No. 4/5 at No. 1 Gustavus | 3:30 p.m. |
No. 3/6 at No. 2 Carleton | 3:30 p.m. |

Championship | Saturday, May 5, 2018 |
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed | 1:00 p.m. |

| 2018 MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs |