Melissa Oosterhouse to Face Lorne McManigle of Emory University in NCAA III Singles Tournament
Thursday, May 27, 2010
FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The NCAA III Singles Tournament draw was announced late Thursday afternoon and Calvin junior Melissa Oosterhouse will be presented with a stiff challenge in round one. Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) will face Lorne McManigle of Emory University in a first round match Friday morning at 9 a.m.
McManigle is the No. 2 singles player on an Emory team that finished as the national runner-up in the NCAA III Team Tournament which concluded Thursday afternoon. McManigle is ranked second in the ITA Division III Atlantic/South Region rankings while Oosterhouse is ranked 13th in the ITA Central Region rankings.
McManigle will bring a season singles mark of 15-12 into Friday’s first round match while Oosterhouse will come in with a 25-1 singles record. The winner of the first round match between Oosterhouse and McManigle will face the winner of a first round match between Grace Baljon of Williams College and Katie Griffith of Trinity University of Texas.
Oosterhouse is the first individual in Calvin women’s tennis history to appear in the NCAA III Singles Tournament. The NCAA III Championships (team and individual) are being held on the campus of Mary Washington University.