For the sixth consecutive season, the Kenyon College women's tennis team placed second in the North Coast Athletic Conference postseason tournament. The Ladies ended the 2010-11 campaign with a 15-6 overall record and a 5-1 conference record. It was the sixth straight winning season for the Ladies, who are now owners of 26 winning seasons in 27 years of competing in the NCAC.
The Ladies approached the season without much experience. The roster contained just two seniors and two juniors; however, a strong sophomore class provided support and kept the Kenyon women competitive all season long.
The season started with a couple of successful fall tournaments and an 8-1 dual-match victory over Tiffin University. When the season resumed in the spring, the momentum carried over. The Ladies won three of their next four matches and sported a 4-1 record. A rough patch followed and the Ladies found themselves dropping three of the next four. To that point, three of the team's four losses came at the hands of nationally-ranked opponents.
Even in defeat, the Ladies used the stiff competition as a spark for the rest of the season. After returning from their difficult spring-break schedule, the Kenyon women rolled through regional play and capped off their regular-season schedule by winning nine times in eleven chances.
When postseason play rolled around, the Ladies polished off the College of Wooster and Oberlin College in the first two rounds of the conference tournament. No. 6-ranked Denison University then ended the Ladies' season with a 5-0 win in the NCAC championship match.
At the conclusion of the season, senior Prita Kidder and sophomore Amy Schlessman each garnered an All-NCAC first-team spot among the singles selections. Together, they collected an additional first-team spot in the doubles selections. Also making the All-NCAC singles team for Kenyon were junior Carly Bond and sophomore Amanda Polster . Bond was listed among the honorable mentions, while Polster earned second-team honors. Icing on the cake was provided by Kidder, who was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV team .