Colorado Springs, Colorado - The 19th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team defeated 31st-ranked Southwestern (TX) University 5-0 to earn seventh straight SCAC Championship.
Fourth-year Trinity Head Coach Gretchen Rush has led the Tigers to an 13-10 overall record and an 13-6 mark against Division III opposition. The Tigers have now captured seven consecutive SCAC titles, and now have 22 SCAC women's tennis championships as a program.
Just like yesterday's match, Caroline Kutach and Cheyenne Duncan got things started for the Tigers by earning the first doubles point with their 8-4 win at line three. Mary Kaffen and Zoe Kaffen followed suit with an 8-4 win of their own at line one. Marie Lutz and Andrea De Leon were able to pull out a 9-8 (9-7) win at line two, weathering a late rally by Southwestern to allow the Tigers to go up 3-0 after doubles.
Ashley DeBauge picked up the first doubles point of the day with a quick 6-1, 6-3 win at line two. Kutach followed suit after coming back in the second set of her match to take a 6-4, 6-3 win at line one.
Z. Kaffen, De Leon, and M. Kaffen all had matches left unfinished at lines three, four and five, respectively.
Trinity will await an official bid from the NCAA to be announced Monday, May 7, at noon (ET).