NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The Amherst women's tennis team concluded day one of the New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) this afternoon, recording eight Mammoths that moved onto the Quarterfinal matchups which begin tomorrow morning.
The number one seeded duo of Jackie Bukzin '22 and Claire Evans '22 took on Parrish and Ahlmeyer of Springfield College, where they failed to lose a set, winning 3-0. Bukzin took out her opponent 6-1, 6-1 while Evans followed her up with another 6-0, 6-1 mark. In the doubles match, they shut out the Pride by a score of 8-0.
Kelsey Chen '19 and Anya Ramras '22 were matched up against Wheaton College's pairing of deBracamonte and O'Keefe where they went on to win 2-1. Chen was defeated in her singles match 4-6, 2-4 but Ramras tied it up by winning 6-1, 6-0. The two Mammoths were able to take down the Lyons in the doubles match, 8-4, to advance to the next round.
Maggie Owensby '22 and Camilla Trapness '22 were set to take on Yang and Kopituk of Colby Sawyer for their first round matchup. The duo refused to give up a set in the singles matches as Owensby took the win 6-4, 6-1, followed up by Trapness who notched a 6-1, 6-4 performance. In the doubles match, the Mammoths were able to finalize their victory with an 8-4 decision over the two Chargers.
The pairing of May Zhu '22 and Catie Burkhart '21 solidified another victory for Amherst when they edged MIT by a 2-1 margin. After losing their doubles match, Zhu was able to snatch a singles victory for the Mammoths when she came back from a set down, to win the next two sets 6-2, 10-8. Burkhart went on to win her singles match by default, advancing the duo into the Quarterfinals.
Madeline Clinton '22 and Ashley Park '19 were the last duo for Amherst in the A draw as they took on Pellegrini and Drausnik of Trinity. Clinton won her singles match 6-4, default, while Park fell by a score of 0-6, 1-6. In doubles, the duo battled hard but ultimately came up short to the Bantams with a final score of 4-8.
Day Two Matchups:
Bukzin / Evans – Rakocevic / Teng 9:00 AM
Owensby / Trapness – Zhang / Guenther 9:00 AM
Chen / Ramras – Zhu / Burkhart 9:00 AM