Women's Tennis Opens HCAC Play at Manchester on Saturday

Women's Tennis Opens HCAC Play at Manchester on Saturday
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's tennis team opens Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play on Saturday with an 11 a.m. match at Manchester.

The Teams: Earlham and Manchester. Earlham comes into the contest with an 0-1 record. The Quakers opened the season with a loss at Marietta last Sunday. Manchester is also 0-1 on the season having lost to Bethel (Ind.) on Thursday.

The Coaches: Earlham is led by first-year head coach Justin Roe. A graduate of Keuka College, Roe guided the men's program to a third place finish in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) last spring. The Quakers advanced to the HCAC Tournament finals. The Spartans are under the direction of Eric Christiansen who is entering his ninth year as head coach.

The Players: Senior Jordyn Grimes and sophomore Lexi Aligrabes played first and second singles respectively against Marietta. Aligrabes came close to taking the first set against the Pioneers, falling 7-5 to her opponent, Elyssa Ackerman. Erin Cordill played first singles for Manchester last match, falling 6-2, 6-0.

Game Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers on Twitter for updates on the match.

Up Next: The Quakers continue their road trip to Lexington, Ky., and a match with the Pioneers of Transylvania University on Sept. 16. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m.