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Knights open spring trip with sweep of Union

March 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Kristina Conrad
Kristina Conrad
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The No. 35-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team began the competition portion of its Spring Break trip with a 9-0 victory over Union (NY) College. Sonya Romanenko (Fy./San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo), Jeanny Zhang (Fy./Guangzhou, China/Dwight School), Kristina Conrad (Sr./Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong), and Madeline Prins (Jr./Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades Charter) all won in both singles and doubles.

The nationally-ranked duo of Conrad and Prins prevailed 8-3 at first doubles, matching the score posted by Zhang and Faith Yim (So./Orange, Calif./Villa Park) at the second spot. Romenenko teamed with Elizabeth Yim (So./Orange, Calif./Villa Park) on an 8-4 result at third doubles.

Upon moving to singles, Taylor Thulson (Fy./Louisville, Colo./Niwot) and Zhang made quick work of their opponents to seal the team victory, dropping only three combined games between them.

Conrad and Prins added straight-set wins, while Yelena Hallman (Fy./Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) won the second-set tiebreaker, 8-6, to secure her 6-1, 7-6 victory. Romanenko rallied from a set down to record a 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5) triumph atop the lineup.

Carleton battles regionally-ranked UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. EDT/8:00 CDT.

#35 Carleton College 9, Union College 0

Singles competition
1. Sonya Romanenko (CAR) def. Tal Pezzuco (UNIONW) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Jeanny Zhang (CAR) def. Megan Brown (UNIONW) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kristina Conrad (CAR) def. Paige Webster (UNIONW) 7-5, 6-0
4. Madeline Prins (CAR) def. Samantha Siegel (UNIONW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Taylor Thulson (CAR) def. Cathy Xing (UNIONW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Yelena Hallman (CAR) def. Alex Greenberg (UNIONW) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Doubles competition
1. #22 Madeline Prins/Kristina Conrad (CAR) def. Tal Pezzuco/Paige Webster (UNIONW) 8-3
2. Jeanny Zhang/Faith Yim (CAR) def. Megan Brown/Cathy Xing (UNIONW) 8-3
3. Sonya Romanenko/Elizabeth Yim (CAR) def. Sydney Robison/Samantha Siegel (UNIONW) 8-4