MEDFORD – The eighth-ranked Tufts women's tennis team had three players win in singles and doubles on Saturday afternoon in the Gantcher Center in the Jumbos 8-1 victory over Connecticut College. First-years Caroline Garrido and Anna Lowy and junior Kat Wiley each won in singles and doubles action.
|Wiley won 8-0 in No. 3 doubles and 6-1, 6-0 in No. 4 singles|
With the win, Tufts improves to 8-6 overall and are 5-3 in NESCAC play. Following the loss, Connecticut College falls to 8-9 overall and are 0-6 in conference action. The Jumbos improve their winning streak against the Camels to nine games dating back to 2005.
The Jumbos opened the contest by winning all three doubles matches to take an early 3-0 edge. Garrido and fellow first-year Maggie Dorr defeated Connecticut College first-year Brooke Scully and senior Mariah Warren 8-2 in number one doubles. Tufts senior Tomo Iwasaki and sophomore Patricia Obeid recorded an 8-0 win over sophomores Skylar Morgan and Meredith Kenny. In number three doubles, Lowy and Wiley also collected an 8-0 shutout victory against seniors Emily Migliorini and Brinley Bartlett.
Lowy won the first set of 6-2 in number six singles against sophomore Paige Braithwaite. Braithwaite won the second set 7-5 to take the match to a third set. In the third set, Lowy won 10-5 to earn her second victory of the day for Tufts. Garrido recorded her second victory of the day when she defeated junior Stephanie Simon 6-0, 6-2 in number two singles. Wiley won 6-1, 6-0 in number four singles against Morgan in her second victory of the afternoon.
The lone Camel win of the day came in a three set match in which Migliorini defeated Obeid 0-6, 6-3, 10-5 in a competitive match. Tufts first-year Nicole Frankel defeated Scully 6-1, 6-1 in number three singles, which was the fifth Jumbo win of the day and secured the victory. Jumbo sophomore Kiara Rose won 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets against junior Rachel Weiss in number five singles. The Jumbos won five of the six singles matches in their 8-1 victory.
Tufts will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Amherst with a 3:30pm start time. Connecticut College takes the court again on Saturday when they host Hamilton starting at 10am.
Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello