Edgewood Women's Tennis Falls to Carleton in NCAA First Round

Edgewood fell to Carleton, 5-0, Friday in an NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship first-round match.
Edgewood fell to Carleton, 5-0, Friday in an NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship first-round match.

Release courtesy of Edgewood College athletics communications

WHITEWATER, Wis. --- Facing a high level of competition at the NCAA Division III tournament the Edgewood College Women's Tennis team ran into a difficult match-up and fell to Carleton College 5-0 in their first-round match at the Wangerin Courts. The Eagles finished the season 21-8, with their first trip to the national tournament since the 2014-15 season and eighth NACC championship.  

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Edgewood College suffered a 3-0 setback in doubles play. At No. doubles, Kai Heineman and Alicia Picard lost the closest doubles match of the afternoon, suffering an 8-3 loss.

- In the No 3. doubles slot, Marissa Wilson and Jaclyn Swift dropped their match 8-2, and Syndey Verbauwhede and Alyssa Carew lost 8-0 at No. 1 doubles shortly thereafter.

- In singles play, Elizabeth Yim gave Carleton a 4-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Swift at the No. 6 position.

- The match concluded with a loss at the No. 5 slot, as Faith Yim beat Wilson in straight sets.

- The closest match of the day was at No. 3 singles where Heineman held a 6-5 lead over Kristina Conrad in the first set. The match was left unfinished when Carleton clinched the victory.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Eagles end their record-breaking season with the most wins in a season (21), while Heineman broke the school record for wins in a season with 23. Both records were broken in the NACC tournament semifinal and final matches on Saturday, May 5.

- The Eagles end their season in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the seventh time in program history.