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Result: L1-8

Women's Tennis vs. University of North Dakota

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. at Lakeville, Minn. - Lifetime Fitness

Knights drop 2019 opener to NCAA D-I foe North Dakota

Kristina Conrad
Kristina Conrad
Photo: Nathan Klok

LAKEVILLE, Minn. – The Carleton College women’s tennis team—which is ranked No. 31 in NCAA Division III—faced a difficult challenge in its first match of 2019. When the Knights looked across the net, their opponent was the University of North Dakota, a NCAA Division I program. Jeanny Zhang (Fy./Guangzhou, China/Dwight School) produced the biggest highlight for the Knights as she posted a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at third singles.

While Zhang notched the lone victory, several other Knights turned in solid performances given that Carleton was playing up two levels of competion.

Madeline Prins (Jr./Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades Charter) sent her fourth singles match to a tiebreaker before absorbing a 7-6, 6-1 result.

Sonya Romanenko (Fy./San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) won four games atop the lineup and two more in doubles, while fellow rookie Taylor Thulson (Fy./Louisville, Colo./Niwot) won two games in both singles and doubles.

Kristina Conrad (Sr./Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) battled in the first set before succumbing to her opponent by a 6-3, 6-0 ledger.

The Knights will face Concordia College-Moorhead on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the MIAC opener for both teams.

Singles competition

1. Kaede Amano (UND) def. Sonya Romanenko (CAR) 6-3, 6-1
2. Isa Sullivan (UND) def. Kristina Conrad (CAR) 6-3, 6-0
3. Jeanny Zhang (CAR) def. Preethi Kasilingam (UND) 6-4, 6-4
4. Allie Ochotorena (UND) def. Madeline Prins (CAR) 7-6, 6-1
5. Zahra Finnigan (UND) def. Taylor Thulson (CAR) 6-1, 6-1
6. Masha Lobanova (UND) def. Elizabeth Yim (CAR) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Kaede Amano/Preethi Kasilingam (UND) def. Madeline Prins/Kristina Conrad (CAR) 8-0
2. Zahra Finnigan/Allie Ochotorena (UND) def. Sonya Romanenko/Taylor Thulson (CAR) 8-2
3. Isa Sullivan/Masha Lobanova (UND) def. Jeanny Zhang/Faith Yim (CAR) 8-0