#20 Trinity Women Take Down 18th-Ranked Case Western

#20 Trinity Women Take Down 18th-Ranked Case Western

Winter Park, Florida - The 20th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team finished its undefeated Florida trip with a 7-2 victory over #18 Case Western Reserve (OH) University on Monday.



The Tigers started the matchup by winning two of three doubles pairings to take the early 2-1 advantage.

Liza Southwick and Mary Kaffen won the second line, while Caroline Kutach and Andrea De Leon took the #3 match. 

Case Western scored the final doubles point at the top line, then carried that momentum into singles by taking the first match off the court at line three. That put the teams even at 2-2. 

After that, it was all Trinity, though, as the Tigers won the rest of the singles matches - including four that went to a third set. 

Kutach and De Leon won at #2 and #6 singles, respectively, to get the Tigers started, then Zoe Kaffen won a three-set battle at line four to clinch the match. Mary Kaffen (line five) and Southwick (line one) wrapped things up with two more three-setters.



The Tigers have won four straight matches, and are sporting an 8-5 overall record. Trinity stands at 8-2 against the NCAA Division III competition.

Trinity opened its trip to the Sunshine State on Sunday in Orlando. The Tigers defeated 30th-ranked Kenyon (OH) College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY).

Southwick and Mary Kaffen have a 9-2 record as doubles partners, while Kutach and De Leon are undefeated at 6-0.

Southwick is 8-4 in singles, while Kutach stands at 8-5. Zoe Kaffen and Mary Kaffen each has a 7-4 mark, while De Leon is 10-2.



The Tigers head for a four-match swing to Virginia, beginning with 16th-ranked Washington & Lee University, at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.