Women's Tennis Championship Preview
Hailey Hogen, Johns Hopkins; Lia Carlson, Swarthmore
Johns Hopkins, ranked eighth nationally, is the five-time defending Centennial champion and is making its seventh appearance in the Conference tournament since the format was instituted in 2006. The Blue Jays are 5-0 in championship matches and 11-1 overall with the lone loss coming at the hands of Swarthmore, 8-1, in the 2006 semis. The Garnet is in the field for the sixth time and is 1-3 in championship matches and 5-5 overall.
The teams have met for the Centennial title three teams - 2007 (5-4), 2008 (5-3) and 2010 (5-0) - all won by the Blue Jays.
In the latest Atlantic South regional rankings, three players are in the singles top 10 - JHU's Elaine Baik (3), Swarthmore's Lia Carlson (4) and the Jays' Hailey Hogen (10). Hopkins' Nandita Krishnan (14) and Shannon Herndon (24) are also in the top 25. Hogen/Krishnan and Abby Clark/Herndon are ranked third and sixth, respectively, in doubles, while Carlson/Emily Rosenblum are 12th.
Swarthmore at Johns Hopkins
1) Lia Carlson/Emily Rosenblum (S, 5-6) v. Hailey Hogen/Nandita Krishnan (JH, 9-4)
2) Katie Samuelson/Kelsey Johnson (S, 1-0) v. Abby Clark/Shannon Herndon (JH, 10-4)
3) Epiphany English/Stephanie Chia (S, 3-0) v. Elaine Baik/Stephanie Rettig (JH, 4-0)
1) Lia Carlson (S, 16-4) v. Elaine Baik (JH, 7-7)
2) Emily Rosenblum (S, 7-4) v. Hailey Hogen (JH, 13-4)
3) Kelsey Johnson (S, 7-5) v. Nandita Krishnan (JH, 7-2)
4) Stephanie Chia (S, 12-6) v. Shannon Herndon (JH, 14-4)
5) Katie Samuelson (S, 6-8) v. Abby Clark (JH, 10-4)
6) Brooke Wilkins (S, 6-9) v. Stephanie Rettig (JH, 5-5)