No. 7 Amherst Women’s Tennis Sweeps Bates, 9-0

No. 7 Amherst Women’s Tennis Sweeps Bates, 9-0

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst women's tennis didn't lose a set as they notched the second sweep of their spring campaign, claiming a 9-0 triumph over Bates College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Wednesday evening at the Amherst Tennis Courts.

The Mammoths improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play while the Bobcats moved to 5-7 and dropped their second NESCAC match up, falling to 1-2. Amherst is set to travel to Williams College on Saturday, April 20th, for a 1:00 PM start while Bates will face off against Trinity (Conn.) tomorrow, April 18th.

Jackie Bukzin '22 and Kelsey Chen '19 continued their strong duos performance with an 8-3 win over Bella Stone and Anna Rozin at number one while Camille Smukler '20 and Anya Ivenitsky '20 thwarted Hannah Sweeney and Lauren Hernandez, 8-5, at number two. Maddie Dewire '20 and Maggie Owensby '22 capped off the doubles matches with an 8-6 win over Suzanne Elfman and Isabelle Rovinski before heading into the singles competition.

Smukler didn't give up a point to Stone in the first singles match, blanking the Bobcat 6-0, 6-0. Dewire was able to solidify the Mammoth victory early as she clinched the victory at number three with a 6-0, 6-2 score over Rozin.

Amherst refused to let up from their as they finished off the remaining four singles matches limiting Bates to fewer than three points in all but one match. Claire Evans '22 claimed number six over Hernandez when she took the first set 6-1 before finishing off her opponent 6-0 in the second. Ivenitsky followed soon after with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Elfman at number four before heading to the top of the ladder where Bukzin secured the top spot after holding Sweeney to three points in the first and two points in the second set (6-3, 6-2).

Owensby was the final match on the evening when she battled Rovinski at number five. The Mammoth took the first set 6-1 before the Bobcat posted four points in the second, but Owensby was able to hold out to complete the sweep and maintain her undefeated record (9-0) in singles play.