Mammoths Take Down Ephs in First Dual Match of the Season

Mammoths Take Down Ephs in First Dual Match of the Season

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's tennis team continued their successful fall slate as they posted a 6-3 victory in dual play over Williams College this afternoon at Amherst Tennis Courts.

The Mammoths started out strong in the doubles draw as Jackie Bukzin '22 and Claire Evans '22 shutout the duo of Korina Neveux and Maxine Ng by a score of 8-0 at one. At number two, Kelsey Chen '19 and Anya Ramras '22 went up against Leah Bush and Emily Zheng where they lost a hard fought match by a 6-8 mark. At number three, Camilla Trapness '19 and Maggie Owensby '22 also fell to Williams 6-8 when they went up against the duo of Chloe Henderson and Julia Pham.

Williams led Amherst heading into the singles draw by a score of 2-1. At number one singles, Bukzin took on Bush where she was able to win 6-2, 6-1. Owensby followed behind Bukzin at number two where she beat Henderson in two sets (6-4, 6-3). Chen went back and forth against Neveux as she lost the first set 3-6, but then battled back to tie it up after a 6-1 mark in the second set. However, Chen went on to fall to Neveux in the third set 4-6.

Ramras went on to beat her opponent (Zheng) 6-0, 7-5 in the fourth spot while Evans also took down her opponent (Ng) by a score of 6-4, 6-4. Trapness finished off the singles draw at six where she took down Pham (7-5, ret.) after just one set.

The last time that the Mammoths got the best of the Ephs was in the spring season of 2014 on April 19th (7-2) and on May 4th (5-1) that same year.

The Mammoths will return to action October 12th-14th when they travel to Northampton, Mass. for the New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITTT) to conclude their fall season. The Ephs also return to play next weekend (October 12th-14th) for the Middlebury Invite.