LAKEVILLE, Minn. — The nationally No. 24-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team continued its string of victories in MIAC play with today’ s 9-0 win over crosstown rival St Olaf College. The Knights are now 8-0 (14-2 overall) and, thanks to a Gustavus Adolphus loss yesterday, sit alone atop the MIAC standings as the lone undefeated team in conference play. Monday's match was moved indoors to due to windy weather, but the change in venue had little impact as the Knights swept all nine matches over the Oles (4-3, 3-3 MIAC).
Anne Lombardi (Sr./Hinsdale, Ill/Central) led the way with victories in both first singles and first doubles play. Ranked No. 11 in the region, Lombardi won 7-5, 6-3 over the Oles' Alisa Hall in singles and joined Joyce Yu (So./Taipei, Taiwan/Taipei American School) in doubles to take a 8-5 victory. Yu also took her singles match without dropping a game 6-0, 6-0.
Claire Spencer (So./ Newport News, Va/Menchville) was a winner at second singles. After dropping the first set 2-6, she rallied to take the next set, 6-3, and prevailed in the third-set tiebreaker, 12-10.
Katherine Greenberg (Sr./St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) and Molly Hemes (Sr./Green Bay, Wis./Preble) took the third doubles match, 8-0. This duo has teamed to win eight of its last nine matches. Greenberg was also a winner at sixth singles 7-5, 6-1 and improves to 10-1 on the season when facing D-III opponents. Hemes did her part as well with a 6-0, 6-2 sweep of fourth singles.
Other winners today included Mikayla Becich (So./Bradfordwoods, Pa./N. Alleghany) and Grace Davis (So./Neenah, Wis/Neenah) at second doubles, 8-1, with Becich later adding a singles win at 6-2, 6-1.
Carleton will next host Luther College on Thursday April 17. The non-conference tilt will start at 3:45pm at the Bell Field Courts.