Tennis StandoutGAMBIER, Ohio (May 22, 2006) Kenyon junior Ashley Kriwinsky rolled through her first two tennis matches Saturday in the NCAA Division III singles championship. Her victories moved her into the quarterfinal round, the deepest a Kenyon player has advanced in the tournament since 2000.
Kriwinsky, who entered competition as the No. 8 seed in the field of 32 athletes, started her tournament run with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Ginny Wortham from Washington and Lee University. Later in the day she registered a 6-2, 6-3 second-round triumph over Rebecca Lange from Pomona-Pitzer College.
With some momentum on her side and the field pared down to eight, Kriwinsky's Monday quarterfinal match will be against DePauw University's Liz Bondi, the No.1 player in the nation. During the regular season, Kriwinsky and Bondi met in a dual match at DePauw with Bondi taking a 6-3, 6-4 decision. Kriwinsky will tote a 28-4 record into the rematch, while Bondi will carry a 21-0 mark.
The last Kenyon player to make it to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA championship tournament was Caryn Cuthbert in 2000.