San Antonio - The eighteenth-ranked Trinity women's tennis team earned a 6-3 win over California Institute of Technology before picking up an 8-1 victory against Austin College (TX).
The Tigers got things off to a strong start in their match against Caltech and picked up a 2-1 lead after doubles.
Cheyenne Duncan and Zoe Kaffen paired up for the first time this season to pick up the first point at line two doubles. The Beavers were able to pick up the next point at the top spot, as Andrea De Leon and Mary Kaffen fell 8-6. Ashley DeBauge and Paulina Garcia closed out the doubles competition with an 8-6 victory at line three to put the Tigers in front.
Zoe Kaffen kept the momentum going for the Tigers, earning a quick 6-1, 6-0 victory at line four singles. Caroline Kutach followed suit with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the top spot, and Francesca Canjar clinched the match with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory in the fifth spot. De Leon picked up the last point of the match for Trinity with her 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win at line three.
Trinity then took on fellow Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Austin College in the second match of the day, and the Tigers came out swinging with a 3-0 doubles sweep.
Zoe Kaffen paired up with Marie Lutz at line three doubles, and the duo took the first point of the match with their quick 8-1 victory. Duncan and Kutach followed suit with an 8-0 win at line two, and De Leon and Mary Kaffen were able to hang on for a 9-8 (9-7) victory in the top slot.
Even though the Roos bounced back and took the first singles point, Trinity got things back on track with Zoe Kaffen's 6-1, 6-2 win at line four. Kutach then picked up her tenth singles victory of the year to clinch the match for the Tigers.
DeBauge, Garcia, and Canjar all went on to earn straight set victories at lines two, six and five, respectively, to close out the match.
Trinity will return to action Saturday morning with two home matches, starting with Hardin-Simmons (TX) University at 9:00 a.m. The Tigers will then take on East Texas Baptist University at 2:00 p.m.