White & Samer Win at No. 1 Doubles for Shorewomen, Force Third Sets in Singles
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The Swarthmore College women's tennis team, ranked 25th in Division III and seventh in the Atlantic South Region, had to win at the top two spots in singles in three sets to defeat host Washington College, 6-3, in a Centennial Conference match this afternoon at Schottland Tennis Center. The Garnet played the match with only five players, defaulting at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles to give the Shorewomen an immediate 2-0 lead.
#25 Swarthmore 6, Washington College 3
- The Garnet won the first doubles match to finish by an 8-0 margin, however, as Grace Dignazio and Christina Wang shut out Cecilia Cress and Sarah Bruno at No. 2.
- Washington moved ahead, 3-1, when Alisha White and Ella Samer finished off an 8-5 victory at No. 1 against Sonia Varma and Sophie Brown. White and Samer rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win seven of the final eight games of the match.
- The Garnet cut the lead to 3-2 when Arya Jemal finished a 6-0, 6-1, win over Mariah Thomas at No. 5.
- Swarthmore evened the score with Dignazio's 6-0, 6-3, victory at No. 4.
- The Garnet's first lead of the match came when Wang completed a 6-0, 6-1, win at No. 3 to put Swarthmore in front, 4-3.
- Varma, ranked 19th in the region in singles, rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, win against White at No. 1 to clinch the match win for the Garnet.
- Brown picked up the Garnet's final point with her 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, victory over Samer at No. 2.
- The Garnet improved to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in conference matches with the win; the Shorewomen fell to 5-5 and 3-2 with the loss.
4/13 @ Franklin & Marshall - 12 p.m. (Centennial Conference match)