ORLANDO, Fla. – No.3 Amherst women's tennis continued the momentum from their spring season opener to take down No. 11 Carnegie Mellon, 6-3, Monday afternoon in the second match of their spring break trip.
Amherst moves to 3-0 on the season and will return to play tomorrow at 6:30 PM when they take on Washington (Mo.). Carnegie Mellon is now 8-4 overall and will set their sights on Lees-McRae tomorrow at 12:00 PM.
Claire Evans '22 opened up the day for the Mammoths, marking a point when she defeated Beata Liberchuk 6-2, 6-1 to go up one. After Janabelle Wu thwarted Anya Ivenitsky '20 at number four (6-3, 6-2), Camille Smukler '20 put Amherst back on top posting a close 7-5, 6-4 finish over Jamie Vizelman.
Maddie Dewire '20 kept up the attack as she defeated Carnegie Mellon's Vinaya Rao 7-5, 6-4 while Maggie Owensby took down Alex Iordache at number five to place the Mammoths up 4-1. Danna Taylor kept the Tartans alive when she halted Jackie Bukzin '22 with an impressive 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) finish.
Heading into the doubles up by two, the duo of Evans and Ivenitsky were able to finalize the win for the Mammoths when they posted an 8-4 score line against Vizelman and Wu at number three. Bukzin and Kelsey Chen '19 capped off the scoring for the Purple & White, winning 8-4 over Melissa Strome and Taylor before Courtney Ollis and Rao pulled one back at number two with an 8-5 triumph over Dewire and Anya Ramras '22.