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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104

Women’s Tennis
2005-06 Season Review:

Although the Muhlenberg women’s tennis team qualified for the first Centennial Conference playoffs and was ranked ninth in the region in 2006, the squad’s accomplishments were overshadowed by those of its top player.

Senior Amy Schmidt, coming off a year in which she reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, topped herself by advancing to the semifinals. Unseeded, Schmidt won three matches at nationals, including a
Amy Schmidt
Schmidt was 37-1 for her career in CC regular-season singles matches. Her third-place finish tied for the second-best by any Muhlenberg individual or team in an NCAA championship event.
straight-sets win against the No. 2 seed, before falling to the eventual national champion. She was fifth in the final ITA rankings of the season, adding a second All-America honor to a year in which she repeated as CC player of the year.

Schmidt breezed through the regular season undefeated (13-0) in singles matches, dropping only 40 games. She was named to the All-CC team for both singles and doubles for the third year in a row and finished her career with a combined record of 114-26, including a 65-7 singles mark.

Schmidt led the Mules to an 8-7 record and third-place CC finish in 2006. Four of the first five losses came to nationally ranked teams, and the last two came to Washington – the second in the opening round of the inaugural CC team tournament. Muhlenberg had its 33-match homecourt winning streak snapped by Swarthmore but finished in the top three in the CC for the sixth year in a row.

Three Mules went 8-2 in CC singles action: junior Kelly Fraser and a pair of freshmen, Carly Rotfeld and Jenn Powell, who represent the future of the program. Rotfeld, playing at No. 3, was second on the team in singles wins with a 10-5 record and earned All-CC honors as Schmidt’s doubles partner. Powell, the No. 4 singles player, led the team with nine doubles wins in the spring.

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