MEDFORD, Mass. -- Day one is officially in the books for the Amherst College Women's Tennis team as they kicked off their fall season with the three-day JumboTech CardaMammoth Invitational which fostered success for the Mammoths in the singles draw early on.
In singles, Amherst College had six out of eight athletes win and move onto tomorrow's second round. Claire Evans '22 fell in the first set but finished strong to win by a score of 1-6,6-1,10-7. Camilla Trapness '19 had a back and forth battle against Wesleyan's Megan Tran, ultimately falling to Tran in the final set by a score of 10-6.
Anya Ramras '22 opened her college career by making short work of her opponent, winning both of the first two sets by a 6-4 score line. May Zhu '22, Maggie Owensby '22, Jacqueline Bukzin '22, and Jane Fraley '19 all posted impressive finishes as well to move them onto the second day of competition.
In the doubles draw, the Mammoths fell just short in all of their matches. The duo of Trapness and Kelsey Chen '19 almost held on to take down MIT's Ashley Teng and Vanessa Kitova, falling to them with a score of 8-7 (7-5). Duos of Fraley and Zhu and Ramras and Evans also had strong performances on day one.
The consolation doubles draw found quick success for the duo of Bukzin and Owensby, who beat out Wesleyan in an 8-4 decision. Zhu and Fraley also moved on to the next round of the consolation doubles draw where they will face teammates Ramras and Evans at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.
The Mammoths will begin day two of competition tomorrow as they hit the courts at 9am for the Singles Draw. Doubles will follow in the afternoon.