W. tennis drops match
Kathryn Vergeyle ’12 follows through on a serve to an opponent.
Colby women’s tennis traveled to Amherst, Mass. this past Saturday, April 14 to take on the third-ranked Amherst College Lord Jeffs. The home squad proved why they’re considered national title contenders, bringing it to the Mules, winning 9-0. The Mules moved to 8-7 overall and 0-4 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), while the Lord Jeffs improved to 8-3 overall.
Amherst came out strong in doubles competition, sweeping Colby in three routine matches. At first doubles, Gabby Devlin and Laura Danzig defeated captain Kathryn Vergeyle ’12 and Sarah Wiener ’13, 8-2. Caroline Richman and Safi Aly defeated Tess Perese ’14 and Victoria Abel ’14, 8-1, at second doubles. Finally, Kim Snyder and Isabel Camacho won at third doubles with an 8-4 victory over Mckenzie Love ’13 and Sally Holmes ’13.
Down 3-0 headed into singles play, the Mules hoped to make a run by winning five out of six matches to steal the victory. No Mule, however, was able to take more than five games off of her opponent. At first singles, Jennifer Newman defeated Wiener, 6-2, 6-1. At the second spot, Zoe Pangalos took out Perese, 6-1, 6-4. Snyder earned a win at third singles over Vergeyle, 6-3, 6-2, while Camacho withstood an early surge by Holmes, winning 6-4, 6-1. Sarah Nyirjesy (fifth singles) and Kate Paul (sixth) took down Abel and Love, respectively, by an identical 6-1, 6-3 score.
Colby women’s tennis will conclude its season this weekend as the Mules host Hamilton College on Saturday, April 21 and Connecticut College on Sunday, April 22. Both matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts.