San Antonio - The 20th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team beat Swarthmore (PA) College 5-4 Wednesday at the Butch Newman Tennis Center.
Trinity swept all three doubles matches to start the afternoon, then scored wins in two singles contests to clinch the team victory.
De Leon gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead by capturing #5 singles, and then first-year Ashley DeBauge clinched the dual-match victory by winning #6 singles.
Swarthmore won the remaining singles matchups after the match was decided. The tightest match of the day was #4 singles. Zoe Kaffen lost the first set, and battled back to take a tiebreaker 7-2 in the second. Kaffen then lost 11-9 in the third-set tiebreaker.
The Tigers now stand at 5-5 overall, and are 5-2 against NCAA Division III opponents. The Garnet dropped to 1-3 after Wednesday's loss.
Ashley DeBauge played in her first top-six singles match, and clinched the dual match for Trinity by winning the #6 line.
Zoe Kaffen and Marie Lutz are 5-3 as a doubles team, while Liza Southwick and Mary Kaffen stand at 7-1. Caroline Kutach and Andrea De Leon are undefeated at 3-0. De Leon is also sporting 7-2 singles record.
The Tigers are preparing for a long road trip to Florida and Virginia. Trinity will play seven matches from Sunday, March 12, through Sunday, March 19. First up will be two matches Sunday in Orlando, Florida, against #30 Kenyon (OH) College, and the Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY).