W. tennis downed by top-20 opponents
With two tough losses to top-ranked opponents, Colby women’s tennis had a tough week. Although they had the support of the fans in both home matches, the Mules couldn’t put together enough wins, losing 8-1 to 12th-ranked nationally Bowdoin College and 7-2 to Amherst College, the top Division III women’s team in the nation.
Although Colby didn’t get any singles wins against Bowdoin, Katie Brezinski ’11 and Sally Holmes ’13 paired together in the third doubles spot and fought for an 8-4 victory against Susanna Howard and Chantalle Lavertu of Bowdoin—the only victory for the Mules that day.
After the tough loss to Bowdoin, Sarah Wiener ’13 and Holmes both had singles victories against Amherst in the fourth and sixth singles spots, respectively. Holmes snagged the first victory for the Mules in straight sets against Amherst’s Alex Budd (6-3, 6-3). Wiener beat Sarah Nyirjesy 2-6, 6-4, 10-6, coming back after losing the first set and earning Colby its second win of the day. Unfortunately, the Mules were unable to put a doubles win together and went down 7-2 to the Lord Jeffs.
After the match against Amherst, Colby moved to 4-8 on the spring and 2-5 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) standings. However, with one more match scheduled against Hamilton College for this Saturday, the team still has high hopes for a strong finish. Tess Perese ’14, second singles player and first doubles partner alongside captain Katie Muto ’11, said that, “[We have] a really good team, and everyone fights really hard, so hopefully we’ll have a big victory against Hamilton.”