GREENWOOD, Ind. – Following a perfect week on the court, Franklin College junior Karen Dringenburg was honored with her second career Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Women's Tennis Player of the Week award on Monday afternoon.
The Seymour, Ind.-native picked up four points across two matches this week, starting with a pair of critical points in the Grizzlies' showdown against Rose-Hulman last Tuesday. Dringenburg and Rachel Rose remained perfect as a tandem in 2017, picking up an 8-2 win over Anna Thompson and Naomi Bhagat. Dringenburg added a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Thompson in singles play as Franklin went on to upend the pre-season conference favorites, 6-3.
She continued her strong play on Friday afternoon against Indiana-East, accounting for the Grizzlies' lone two points of the match. Dringenburg has a 6-1 record in singles competition this year and is a perfect 10-0 teaming with Rose as the Grizzlies' No. 1 doubles pair.
Franklin continues their fall on Saturday morning when Manchester University comes to town for an HCAC showdown. First serve from the Mickel-Hoover Tennis Complex is set for 11:00 a.m.