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Knights blank Edgewood 5-0 in First Round of NCAA Championships

May 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm
Madeline Prins (left) and Kristina Conrad
Madeline Prins (left) and Kristina Conrad rolled to an 8-0 victory in doubles.
Photo: Michael McLoone


WHITEWATER, Wis. – Although it had been five years since the Carleton College women’s tennis team had played in the NCAA Championships, the Knights looked right at home as they cruised to a 5-0 victory over Edgewood College.

The No. 27-ranked Knights (19-2) made quick work of the Eagles (21-8), sweeping doubles and then blazing to a pair of singles victories. The match was played to decision, leaving the other four singles matches unfinished.

Kristina Conrad (Sr./Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) and Madeline Prins (Jr./Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades Charter) demonstrated why they are a nationally-ranked doubles pairing, racing to an 8-0 victory for their 20th triumph of the 2018-19 campaign.

Sonya Romanenko (Fy./San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) and Elizabeth Yim (So./Orange, Calif./Villa Park) added an 8-2 win at third doubles, and Faith Yim (So./Orange, Calif./Villa Park) and Jeanny Zhang (Fy./Guangzhou, China/Dwight School) finished the doubles sweep with an 8-3 result.

Upon moving to singles, Elizabeth Yim tallied the fourth team point for Carleton when she claimed a 6-0, 6-1 victory at sixth singles. Soon after Faith Yim, who did not surrender a game in posting her 6-0, 6-0 triumph at fifth singles, advanced the Knights into the second round. Romanenko, Zhang, and Prins were each up a set when play was halted.

Carleton will fact No. 36-ranked UW-Whitewater in the second round. That match begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

#27 Carleton College 5, Edgewood College 0
Singles competition

1. Sonya Romanenko (CAR) vs. Verbauwhede, Sydney (EC) 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
2. Jeanny Zhang (CAR) vs. Carew, Alyssa (EC) 6-0, 0-3, unfinished
3. Kristina Conrad (CAR) vs. Heineman, Kai (EC) 4-6, unfinished
4. Madeline Prins (CAR) vs. Picard, Alicia (EC) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
5. Faith Yim (CAR) def. Wilson, Marissa (EC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Elizabeth Yim (CAR) def. Swift, Jaclyn (EC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #22 Kristina Conrad/Madeline Prins (CAR) def. Verbauwhede, Sydney/Carew, Alyssa (EC) 8-0
2. Jeanny Zhang/Faith Yim (CAR) def. Heineman, Kai/Picard, Alicia (EC) 8-3
3. Elizabeth Yim/Sonya Romanenko (CAR) def. Wilson, Marissa/Swift, Jaclyn (EC) 8-2