Women's Tennis Edges Fullerton, 5-4

FULLERTON, Calif. – The Amherst women's tennis team extended its win streak to three with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton. 

Jordan Brewer '14 (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Laura Danzig '12 (Allendale, N.Y.) headlined Amherst's doubles pairings with an 8-5 triumph over Tiffany Mai '13 and Morgan McIntosh '14, while Kalika Slevcove '15 and Monica Rodriguez '13 handed Jennifer Newman '14 (Haverford, Pa.) and Zoe Pangalos '14 (New York, N.Y.) an 8-6 loss. 

The Jeffs' Gabby Devlin '14 (McLean, Va.) and Caroline Richman '13 (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) helped the visitors come out of doubles play with a 2-1 edge thanks to an 8-3 victory over Jessica Pepa '15 and Avriel Tomalko '13, while Brewer kick-started singles action with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Mai.

McIntosh defeated Danzig, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 at second singles, while Newman scored a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Rodriguez at third singles. Malorie dela Cruz '13 bested Richman 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth spot, while Slevcove pulled Fullerton even with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Pangalos. 

Losing the first set 6-3, Amherst's Safi Aly '15 (Edmond, OK) made sure the Jeffs came away with the victory, rallying for 6-3 and 7-6 (2) scores in her next two frames against Pepa to clinch the visitors' win.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 24 against #14 Pomona. 

#2 Amherst 5, Cal State Fullerton 4
Doubles
1. Brewer/Danzig (A) def. Mai/McIntosh (F), 8-5
2. Slevcove/Rodriguez (F) def. Newman/Pangalos (A), 8-6
3. Devlin/Richman (A) def. Pepa/Tomalko (F), 8-3
Singles
1. Brewer (A) def. Mai (F), 6-3, 6-1
2. McIntosh (F) def. Danzig (A), 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
3. Newman (A) def. Rodriguez (F), 6-3, 6-2
4. dela Cruz (F) def. Richman (A), 7-5, 6-4
5. Slevcove (F) def. Pangalos (A), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
6. Aly (A) def. Pepa (F), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2)