Kenyon Advances to NCAA Second Round with 5-0 Win over Manchester

Kenyon Advances to NCAA Second Round with 5-0 Win over Manchester

May 2, 2008


May 2, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Kenyon advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship second round following a 5-0 first-round win over Manchester. The 26th-ranked Ladies face eighth-ranked DePauw at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Kenyon won all three doubles matches as Eva Ceja and Molly Yost topped Danielle Walker and Nikki Ferguson at the number-three spot by an 8-1 score and Prita Kidder and Meredith Brown defeated Milagros Ridoutt and Sarah Conwell, 8-5, at number one. Alexis Marino and Paige MacDonald closed out the doubles with an 8-6 victory over Christa Hunter and Jourdin Youst.

Singles play was moved inside due to thunderstorms in the area and Kenyon closed out the match with wins at number five and six singles. Marion topped Walker by a 6-0, 6-1 score at number five and Yost was a 6-1, 6-0 victor at number six.

Kenyon improved to 16-5 with the win, while Manchester finished its season at 10-4.


Manchester College vs Kenyon College
May 02, 2008 at DePauw University
(Blackstock Courts)

#26 Kenyon College 5, Manchester College 0

 Singles competition
1. Paige MacDonald (KENYON) vs. Milagros Ridoutt (MANCHEST) 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
2. Meredith Brown (KENYON) vs. Sarah Conwell (MANCHEST) 2-6, unfinished
3. Prita Kidder (KENYON) vs. Christa Hunter (MANCHEST) 6-1, 4-0, unfinished
4. Eva Ceja (KENYON) vs. Jordin Youst (MANCHEST) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
5. Alexis Marino (KENYON) def. Danielle Walker (MANCHEST) 6-0, 6-1
6. Molly Yost (KENYON) def. Nikki Ferguson (MANCHEST) 6-1, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Prita Kidder/Meredith Brown (KENYON) def. Milagros Ridoutt/Sarah Conwell (MANCHEST) 8-5
2. Alexis Marino/Paige MacDonald (KENYON) def. Christa Hunter/Jordin Youst (MANCHEST) 8-6
3. Eva Ceja/Molly Yost (KENYON) def. Danielle Walker/Nikki Ferguson (MANCHEST) 8-1

Match Notes:
Manchester College 10-4
Kenyon College 16-5; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6)
NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship First Round
Play moved inside after completion of doubles (11:52 a.m.)
Kenyon advances to Saturday's second round to face eighth-ranked DePauw