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Women's Tennis Welcomes Three Members in the Class of 2018

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth women’s tennis welcomes three new student-athletes to its Class of 2018: Lexxi Kiven, Kristina Mathis, and Julia Schroeder. All three players will be immediate contributors to the team in the fall, with the possibility of making an impact at the top of the line-up.

A complete breakdown of the Class of 2018 is as follows:

Lexxi Kiven
Buffalo Grove, Ill./ Buffalo Grove

Kiven is the reigning Illinois state high school doubles champion. A five-star recruit on, she has been ranked as high as No. 51 in the nation and has a recent win over one of Yale’s top recruits.

Kristina Mathis
Greer, S.C./Bishop England

Mathis has been ranked as high as No. 23 on and in the past year has been playing WTA Futures events. She has recent wins over two WTA professional players who are ranked inside the top 500 and a win over the 2013 NCCA Championship semi-finalist.

Julia Schroeder
Winnetka, Ill./New Trier

Schroeder has been ranked as high as No. 52 on In recent months, she’s had wins over two of Yale’s top recruits and one of Columbia’s incoming recruits. Schroeder has an older brother who played on the tennis team at Boston College.

“Lexxi, Julia and Kristina are three fine players who will be a tremendous addition to the team and to the Dartmouth community,” said head coach Bob Dallis. “They are looking forward to representing Dartmouth and to helping the team win another Ivy League title.”