RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's tennis team travels to two conference opponents this Wednesday and Thursday. They will play Mount St. Joseph this Wednesday and Transylvania on Thursday.
The Teams: Earlham, Mount St. Joseph and Transylvania. Earlham is 5-5 on the season and 1-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play. Mount St. Joseph is 2-9 overall and 0-5 in HCAC play, while Transylvania is 4-6 and 2-3 in conference play.
The Coaches: Shawn Hyden enters his second season as the head women's tennis coach at Earlham. In his first season with the program, Hyden led the men's team to the HCAC Tournament finals for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. This season Hyden led the women's team to its best start since the 2012-2013 season. Chuck Murray is in his fifth season as head coach of the Mount St. Joseph Lions. Second year head coach, Kevin Calhoun, leads the Transylvania Pioneers.
The Players: Freshman Kathryn Hulleman has been an immediate impact player in singles, clinching two matches this season when it was tied 4-4 overall. Junior Yunjoo Shin has been the Quakers most consistent player, winning 90% of her singles matches. Freshman Alexandra Canaday has been Earlham's most successful doubles player with six wins.
The History: Last season, Earlham fell 9-0 to both Mount St. Joseph and Transylvania.
Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers and @ECQuakerTennis on Twitter for updates on the match.
What's Next: The Quakers have a quick turnaround and will head to Terra Haute, Ind. to finish up conference play against Rose-Hulman.