MEDFORD, Mass. – The Amherst Colleges women's tennis team made a strong showing in the second day of competition at the JumboTech CardaMammoth Invitational with one Mammoth still in the running of the singles draw heading into tomorrow's action.
Jacqueline Bukzin '22 cruised through her first and second round of competition, preventing her opponents from winning a set on her. This morning she took on Tufts Tomo Iwasaki and won quickly with a score of 6-4, and 6-0. Then, at 1 PM she took on number four seeded Viktoriya Tabunshchyk who took down Mammoth Kelsey Chen '19 in the first round. It was a back and forth battle but eventually Bukzin pulled away and won by a scoreline of 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2.
Bukzin is currently the last Mammoth standing in the singles draw and will face Libby Rickeman of MIT tomorrow at 9 AM, just one game away from the championship match.
Jane Fraley '19 competed against Megan Guenther this morning and won 6-3, 6-1 before facing off against Rickeman where she fell short in the first two sets. Claire Evans '22 also beat her first opponent of the day with a score of 6-3, 7-5 before dropping to Venia Yeung of Wesleyan.
May Zhu ' 22, Maggie Owensby '22, and Anya Ramras '22 all made strong efforts in the morning but they each eventually fell to their opponent in the second round of competition.
In the consolation singles draw, Camilla Trapness '19 is still thriving as she will go up against Alexis Aimy of Wesleyan tomorrow at 9 AM.
Ramras and Evans are also in the final match of the consolation doubles draw.
Singles draw matches will start at 9 AM tomorrow with doubles draw and consolation matches following thereafter.