Goblirsch, Fisher lead Vikings at MWC Championships

The Vikings competed in the Midwest Conference Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis.
The Vikings competed in the Midwest Conference Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis.

MADISON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University women's tennis team wrapped up its fall season at the Midwest Conference Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

The top finishers for the Vikings were the No. 3 doubles team of El Goblirsch and Morgan Fisher, who advanced to the championship semifinals. Goblirsch and Fisher topped Nicole Pfotenhauer and Erin Vits of St. Norbert 8-5 in the quarterfinals but fell to eventual champions Grace Gould and Emma Wang of Lake Forest 8-0 in the semifinals.

At No. 1 doubles, Lawrence's Annie Harincar and Katie Nottberg picked up an 8-0 victory over Emma Johanns and McKenzie DeVilder Monmouth in the first round. Harincar and Nottberg were knocked out in the championship quarterfinals by the eventual champs, Julie Lord and Leeza Bodnar of Lake Forest, 8-0.

It was the same story at No. 2 doubles where Lawrence's Alexis Shannon and Lindsey Lucas shut out Himani Patel and Mallory Boychuk of Knox 8-0 in the first round. Shannon and Lucas were downed 8-1 in the championship quarterfinals by Grinnell's Brenda Guan and Isabel Green.

At No. 1 singles, Harincar lost in the opening round but came back to win the consolation final with an 8-4 victory over Beloit's Hayden Lamphere. Nottberg lost in the opening round at No. 2, but picked up an 8-3 win over Knox's Himani Patel to reach the consolation final. Sally Hixson of Illinois College topped Nottberg 8-4 in the consolation final.

Goblirsch posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Knox's Kathryn Allee in the opening round before falling to Abbey Nelson of Cornell 6-1, 6-1 in the championship quarterfinals. Shannon topped Illinois College's Madelyn Deardorff 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round at No. 4 before falling to eventual champion Emma Wang of Lake Forest 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. 

Fisher reached the quarterfinals before a 6-0, 6-0 to eventual champion Tyranny Miller of Lake Forest. Fisher was then eliminated with an 8-6 loss in the consolation semifinals. Lindsey Lucas topped Knox's Abby Ball 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, but was eliminated by eventual champion Katie Wegrecki of Lake Forest 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.