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Knights win third straight by sweeping Hamline

February 18, 2019 at 1:58 am
Kristina Conrad and Madeline Prins
Kristina Conrad and Madeline Prins
Photo: Nathan Klok

MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 31-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory over Hamline University on Sunday.

Jeanny Zhang (Guangzhou, China/Dwight School) provided the biggest highlight when she bested her nationally-ranked opponent at second singles. The Carleton rookie posted a 6-1, 6-3 singles triumph and teamed with Faith Yim (So./Orange, Calif./Villa Park) on a decisive 8-0 doubles win.

Sonya Romanenko (Fy./San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) powered through to hold off Courteney Fenech by a 7-5, 6-4 tally at first singles. She paired with classmate Taylor Thulson (Louisville, Colo./Niwot) for an 8-4 victory at third singles.

Kristina Conrad (Sr./Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) and Madeline Prins (Jr./Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades Charter) are ranked No. 22 in the nation and secured an 8-4 victory at first doubles. Both Knights added straight-set victories in singles.

Carleton will hold a scrimmage against the USTA 4.5 team on Sunday, Feb. 24.

#31 Carleton College 9, Hamline University 0

Singles competition
1. Sonya Romanenko (CAR) def. Courtney Fenech (HUW) 7-5, 6-4
2. Jeanny Zhang (CAR) def. #35 Ali Kopiecki (HUW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Kristina Conrad (CAR) def. Tess Rugg (HUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Madeline Prins (CAR) def. Claire Witt (HUW) 7-6, 6-0
5. Taylor Thulson (CAR) def. Natalie Pieterick (HUW) 6-4, 6-0
6. Yelena Hallman (CAR) def. Megan Anderson (HUW) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #22 Kristina Conrad/Madeline Prins (CAR) def. Ali Kopiecki/Courtney Fenech (HUW) 8-3
2. Jeanny Zhang/Faith Yim (CAR) def. Claire Witt/Tess Rugg (HUW) 8-0
3. Sonya Romanenko/Taylor Thulson (CAR) def. Natalie Pieterick/Megan Anderson (HUW) 8-4