The Muhlenberg womens tennis team relied on the power of three in
The top three players in the lineup sophomore Jenn Powell at
No. 1, senior Pam Kimmelman at No. 2 and sophomore Carly
Rotfeld at No. 3 had fantastic seasons, but too often it was not
enough to lift the Mules to victory.
Kimmelman finished her career with a combined record of
92-38. She ranked second in program history with 84 combined wins in
spring dual matches.
Eight times in 14 matches, Muhlenberg scored four points by winning at
first through third singles and first doubles. It takes five points to win
a match, however, and the Mules finished with a record of 5-9. All nine of
their losses were to teams that were ranked in the Atlantic South region
during the season.
Powell, who played No. 4 as a freshman, moved up to the top spot and went
9-5, including a 7-3 mark in the Centennial Conference. One of her wins
came in straight sets against an All-Centennial selection, and another was
against the Commonwealth Conference player of the year.
Kimmelman finished her career on a high note, going 12-2. She reeled off
10 straight victories in one stretch, dropping only 27 games and blanking
consecutive opponents, 6-0, 6-0.
Rotfeld had the longest winning streak of the season, starting out 11-0
before dropping a match in a third-set supertiebreaker. She ended up with
a 13-1 singles mark, winning at least one set 6-0 in seven of her 13 wins.
The terrific trio combined for a 34-8 singles record (24-6 in the
Centennial Conference). Powell and Kimmelman also combined for a 10-4
record at No. 1 doubles, including wins against the 17th- and 26th-ranked
doubles teams in the region.