HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Seniors Katherine Greenberg (St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) and Molly Hemes (Green Bay, Wis./Preble) won in both singles and doubles as the Carleton College women’s tennis team edged Oberlin College, 5-4, in a meeting of regionally-ranked squads.
The Knights (8-1), ranked sixth in the region and No. 28 in the nation, remains undefeated against non D-I opponents after opening their Spring Break trip with the win.
Oberlin entered the match ranked ninth in the central region and nabbed 8-3 victories at first and second doubles. Hemes and Greenberg got Carleton a point as the duo combined for an 8-4 triumph at third doubles.
At first singles, Anne Lombardi (Sr./Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) prevailed 6-4, 6-2 in a duel of ranked players. Carleton’s top player entered the match ranked ninth in the region while her opponent, Brenna Sheldon, was slotted fourth.
Oberlin picked up a win at second singles, but Mikayla Becich (So./Bradfordwoods, Pa./North Allegheny) added a 6-1, 7-5 victory for Carleton at third singles.
Greenberg’s 7-6, 6-0 win at sixth singles meant the Knights held a slim 4-3 lead with results at fourth and fifth singles hanging in the balance. Both of those matches went to super tiebreakers, and Hemes delivered 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) to give Carleton the necessary five points for the win.
The Knights face regionally-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday, March 25.