#14 Women's Tennis Edged by #26 Johns Hopkins

#14 Women's Tennis Edged by #26 Johns Hopkins

Houston, Texas - The 14th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team lost 5-4 to #26 Johns Hopkins (MD) University Wednesday at Rice (TX) University.



Johns Hopkins swept doubles to take control of the match with a 3-0 lead, though Trinity got to a tiebreaker in two of the three contests.

Zoe Kaffen and Mary Kaffen lost 8-7 (5) at #1 doubles, while Caroline Kutach and Megan Flores were edged 8-7 (3) at line two.

The Tigers rallied in singles with straight-set wins at line six and line two from Mary Kaffen and Ashley DeBauge, respectively.

Unfortunately, Johns Hopkins took the next two points to clinch the match.

Zoe Kaffen and Kutach finished off the contest with two hard-fought three-set wins at the #1 and #3 positions.



Trinity now stands at 5-4 overall and is 5-1 against NCAA Division III opponents, while Johns Hopkins improved to 2-3 with the win.

Mary Kaffen remained undefeated with a 5-0 record in singles, including four victories from the #6 singles spot.

Caroline Kutach won her sixth consecutive singles match to improve her season mark to 6-2, playing at the top line in all eight of her matches.

Ashley DeBauge improved her season record to 6-3 in singles, which now includes a 6-2 mark at line two.

Hailey Feuer lost for just the second time this season in singles, snapping her four-match win streak in today's matchup.



The Tigers travel to Kingsville, Texas, to take on NCAA Division II member Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday