RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's tennis team hosts Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Mount St. Joseph. The Quakers are in search of their first win after falling at Anderson University 9-0 on Monday. The Lions are 6-7 overall and 1-4 in conference play.
The Coaches: Earlham is under the direction of first-year head coach Shawn Hyden. A graduate of the University of Mount Union, Hyden comes to Earlham from Arcadia University (Pa.) where he spent the last three years as head men's and women's tennis coach. At Arcadia, Hyden led the men's team to a berth in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament Championship match. Chuck Murray is in his third season leading the MSJ women's tennis program.
The Players: Sophomore Robyn Thomas leads the Quakers with three singles victories. Junior Kaitlin Morgan and sophomore Chloe Culler have also won singles matches for the Quakers. Hanna Broermann and Blake Nelson lead the Lions with five singles victories.
Recent History: Earlham is 3-2 against MSJ since joining the HCAC, winning in 2010, 2011, and 2013. The Lions, however, have won the last two meetings.
Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuaker and @ECQuakerTennis on Twitter for updates on the match.
Up Next: Earlham will conclude HCAC play on Saturday against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. First serve is scheduled for noon.