MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Jackie Bukzin '22 won both of her matches on the day as the No. 4 Wesleyan Cardinals handed No. 7 Amherst women's tennis their third loss on the season after winning 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.
The Mammoths only losses come from top-6 ranked teams as they move to 10-3 overall and 4-2 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play. Wesleyan jumps to 10-2 and 5-1 in conference. Amherst will host Tufts in their next match up for senior day on Wednesday, April 24th at 3:30 PM.
Bukzin led off action in doubles at number one with Kelsey Chen when they faced Kristina Yu and Victoria Yu. The Amherst side got the best of the Cardinals; winning 8-5 before Maddie Dewire '20 and Maggie Owensby '22 were downed 8-3 at the third spot.
Camille Smukler '20 and Anya Ivenitsky '20 posted five points against the duo of Venia Yeung and Polina Kiseleva but were thwarted 8-5 before Dewire fell 6-2, 6-2 in the opening singles match at number three. Ivenitsky dropped 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) to Kiseleva before Owensby's unblemished record in singles competition was halted by Alexis Almy by a 6-2, 6-1 score line to claim the victory for the home side.
Bukzin was able to nab a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 edge over Yu at number one while Smukler backed her up with another 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) triumph at number two but the Mammoths fell in their final match at number six to conclude the day.