Amherst Tops Conn. College, Moves to 3-0 in NESCAC Play

Amherst Tops Conn. College, Moves to 3-0 in NESCAC Play

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Amherst College women's tennis has now won five of their last six matches and is 3-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play after an 8-1 victory over Connecticut College on Tuesday afternoon.

Amherst, currently ranked No. 8 in the country, won all three doubles flights, the top two by convincing 8-1 scorelines, and then took the top five singles positions in straight sets to defeat the Camels (2-3, 0-2 NESCAC). 

Camille Smukler '20 and Maddie Dewire '20 paired together to win at the top doubles position, and also won at #1 singles (6-1, 6-0) and #2 singles (6-4, 6-0), respectively. 

Avery Wagman '18 and Jane Fraley '19 were winners at second doubles, and Wagman didn't drop a single game in a straight set win at third singles. Fraley was also victorious, winning 6-1, 6-3 at #5 singles.

Camilla Trapness '19 and Adrienne Irmer '18 secured an 8-5 third doubles winn, and Trapness was a 7-5, 6-0 winner at the fourth singles position, though Irmer fell 7-6, 6-1 at #6.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at Amherst, but was moved to indoors at Connecticut College due to inclement weather.

Amherst (7-4, 3-0 NESCAC) will play a non-conference match on Friday at 4:00 pm when they entertain Brandeis University.