WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Mammoths were unable to battle back from a 3-0 deficit entering singles play, as the sixth-seeded Amherst College women's tennis team fell to third-seeded Tufts, 5-1 Friday evening at the Lansing Chapman Rink Courts on the Williams College campus.
With the loss, Amherst's overall ledger falls to Amherst 6-9, while Tufts improves to 14-5 on the year.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA's) 12th-ranked team in the latest national poll, Amherst now awaits a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Championships.
- The Jumbos swept all three courts to take a 3-0 lead into singles competition.
- At the top of the ladder, Kelsey Chen '19 and Camille Smukler '20 fell to Mina Karamercan and Lauren Louks, 8-6.
- In the No. 2 spot, Avery Wagman '18 and Anya Ivenitsky '20 suffered a hard fought 9-7 loss to Otilia Popa and Tomo Iwasaki, while Alexa Meltzer and Connor Calabro downed Megan Adamo '17 and Claire Carpenter '17, 8-6 in the third position.
- First to finish, Katherine Wiley edged Camilla Trapness '19, 6-3, 6-1 on the fourth court, while Smukler battled past Karamercan, 7-5, 6-4 in a highly contested matchup in the first position.
- Louks earned the final victory of the outing for the Jumbos, defeating Chen in three sets, 6-1, 1-6, 6-5 on the second court to lift Tufts to the 5-1 win.
Third Court: Ivenitsky vs. Iwasaki – 1-2, unfinished
Fifth Court: Adamo vs. Meltzer – 1-0, unfinished
Sixth Court: Wagman vs. Calabro – 1-6, 6-4, 1-2, unfinished