Claremont, California - The 18th-ranked Trinity women's Tennis team suffered two 6-1 losses today, falling to 11th-ranked Amherst (MA) College and #13 Washington University in St. Louis (MO).
Trinity started off the day with their matchup against Amherst, and the Tigers got off to a rough start, falling behind 3-0 after doubles. Andrea De Leon and Francesca Canjar were the last doubles match on the court and fought hard at line three, but they eventually fell 8-6.
The Mammoths continued to trudge past the Tigers in singles play and took the first two points in singles at lines two and four to clinch the match. Ashley Debauge picked up Trinity's lone point of the match with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 10-5 win at line three. The remaining two matches at line five and six were left unfinished.
The Tigers then went on to face Washington later in the day and suffered the same doubles fate as their earlier match. All three Trinity doubles teams put up a strong fight, but none were able to come away with the win. Zoe Kaffen and Mary Kaffen fell first at line one with a close 8-6, and De Leon and Canjar followed with an 8-5 loss in the number three slot. Cheyenne Duncan and Caroline Kutach lost their match at line two 8-6 to give the Bears the doubles sweep.
Washington used that momentum and picked up the first two singles points to seal the overall match victory. Z. Kaffen later picked up Trinity's only point of the contest with a 6-2, 6-3 win at line five, while the matches at line one and five were left unfinished.
Trinity will return to action Thursday, March 15 to take on Whitman College at the Claremont Tennis Club at 12:00 p.m. PDT.