Amherst Shuts Out Colby, Falls to #2 Emory

AMHERST, Mass. – The third-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team posted a 1-1 record on Saturday, earning a 9-0 win over Colby before getting edged by second-ranked Emory University, 5-4. 

The Lord Jeffs (8-3, 1-1 NESCAC) picked up their first conference win of the season by defeating Colby in convincing fashion. Amherst lost a total of six games in doubles play, with Caroline Richman '13 and Safi Aly '15 notably earning an 8-1 win in the number two match. 

Amherst then won all six singles matches in straight sets, beginning with Jennifer Newman '14 defeating Sarah Wiener in the top spot (6-2, 6-1). Zoe Pangalos '14, Kimberly Snyder '12 and Isabel Camacho '14 each dropped only five games in the 2-4 matchups, while Sarah Nyirjesy '13 and Kate Paul '13 each came away with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at the bottom of the lineup. 

Emory began its Northeast road trip with a 5-4 loss to Middlebury on Friday, but the second-ranked Eagles were able to rebound against the Lord Jeffs. Emory held a 2-1 lead after doubles play, with Richman and Aly salvaging a point for Amherst by posting an 8-4 win at number three. 

The visitors took a 3-1 lead by winning the top singles match and would soon have the victory sealed with straight-set results at numbers four and five. Newman gave Amherst a point in the second matchup (6-2, 6-2) and Snyder added her second win of the day at number six (7-5, 1-6, 10-6), with Richman closing out a long day of tennis by defeating Zahra Dawson at number three (6-3, 7-6). 

Amherst will return to action Wednesday, Apr. 18 to take on Trinity College in Hartford at 4 p.m.

#3 Amherst def. Colby, 9-0
1. Gabby Devlin/Laura Danzig (A) def. Kathryn Vergeyle (C), 8-2
2. Caroline Richman/Safi Aly (A) def. Tess Perese/Victoria Abel (C), 8-1
3. Kimberly Snyder/Isabel Camacho (A) def. Mckenzie Love/Sally Holmes (C), 8-3

1. Jennifer Newman (A) def. Sarah Wiener (C) 6-2, 6-1
2. Zoe Pangalos (A) def. Tess Perese (C) 6-1, 6-4
3. Kimberly Snyder (A) def. Kathryn Vergeyle (C) 6-3, 6-2
4. Isabel Camacho (A) def. Sally Holmes (C) 6-4, 6-1
5. Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Victoria Abel (C) 6-1, 6-3
6. Kate Paul (A) def. Mckenzie Love (C) 6-1, 6-3

#2 Emory def. #3 Amherst, 5-4
1. Gabrielle Clark/Zahra Dawson (E) def. Gabby Devlin/Laura Danzig (A), 8-5
2. Brenna Kelly/Malavika Padmanabhan (E) def. Zoe Pangalos/Jennifer Newman (A), 8-5
3. Caroline Richman/Safi Aly (A) def. Jordan Wylie/Danielle Truitt (E), 8-4

1. Gabrielle Clark (E) def. Laura Danzig (A) 6-1, 6-0
2. Jennifer Newman (A) def. Jordan Wylie (E) 6-2, 6-2
3. Caroline Richman (A) def. Zahra Dawson (E) 6-3, 7-6(6)
4. Malavika Padmanabhan (E) def. Zoe Pangalos (A) 6-2, 6-3
5. Brenna Kelly (E) def. Safi Aly (A) 6-3, 6-3
6. Kimberly Snyder (A) def. Lauren Pinsky (E) 7-5, 1-6, 10-6