Kriwinsky in elite company
For the third time in her collegiate career, senior Ashley Kriwinsky was invited to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship singles tennis tournament. She was one of just thirty-two players selected to compete in the sport's ultimate single-elimination event.
Kriwinksy will begin her trek Thursday, May 18, as the first round of the tournament unfolds at the University of Mary Washington's Battleground Complex.
Last season as a junior, Kriwinsky made her best run through the national tournament. She defeated Ginny Wortham of Washington and Lee University in the first round, and then eliminated Pomona-Pitzer's Rebecca Lange in the second round. Those victories put her in the quarterfinal, where she eventually bowed out of the tournament, falling to the 2005 national runner-up Liz Bondi from DePauw University.
Kriwinsky has a 23-6 singles record this season and is ranked as the number-seven player in the central region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. She holds the College record for wins in a single season (twenty-eight, in 2005) and possesses an overall singles record of 51-11 since transferring to Kenyon from Wheaton College in Massachusetts two seasons ago.
Last week, Kriwinsky was named to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference first team for the second time in as many years.