RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's tennis team concludes Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play on Saturday as the Quakers host Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for a noon match.
The Teams: Earlham and Rose-Hulman. The Quakers are still in search of a victory over falling to Mount St. Joseph University 9-0 on Wednesday. The Fightin' Engineers are 7-1 overall including 5-1 in HCAC play with the only loss coming at the hands of Hanover College.
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. Dan Hopkins, who began the women's tennis program at Rose-Hulman, is in his 16th season leading the 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. Bella Evans and Naomi Bhagat are a perfect 8-0 in singles this season.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Rose-Hulman since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010 season.
Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers and @ECQuakerTennis for updates on the match.
Up Next: Earlham concludes its season on Wednesday, 12 against Thomas More College.