No. 12 Women’s Tennis Fall to NESCAC Archrival Williams 8-1
Issue   |   Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:30
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Sophomore Camilla Trapness and the rest of the Amherst singles players fought valiantly but to no avail, as the Ephs came out ahead on all six courts.

The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday, April 15 to face off against the Ephs of Williams College.

In a tough match against their archrival, the 12th-ranked Mammoths fell to No. 4 Williams, 8-1.

Amherst’s sole victory came from Camille Smukler ’20/Kelsey Chen ’19 on the first doubles court.

The No. 1 doubles pair for the Mammoths is an impressive 6-3 on the season and has won their last five matches. The duo downed Hannah Atkinson/Chloe Henderson, 8-5.

Recovering from the early loss, the Ephs beat Anya Ivenitsky ’20/Avery Wagman ’18 on court No. 2 and Megan Adamo ’17/Claire Carpenter ’17 on court No. 3.

For Adamo and Carpenter, this was their first loss of the season, having won their first five matches of the spring on the third court, facing Williams undefeated.

In singles action, Williams continued their dominance and swept the Mammoths. Smukler fell to Juli Raventos, 6-3, 6-2, and Chen lost to Leah Bush, 6-1, 6-4.

On the third court, Ivenitsky was edged in a three-set 6-1, 5-7, 10-3 matchup. Camilla Trapness ’19 was defeated by Atkinson, 6-1, 6-0.

Mia Gancayco notched a 6-2, 6-1, win against Adamo on the fifth court, and Julia Cancio came out on top against Wagman, 6-3, 6-2.

Amherst falls to an even 5-5 on the season and 3-1 in the NESCAC after suffering their first conference loss this weekend.
The Mammoths will next return to the courts when they travel to Medford, Mass. to take on NESCAC foe Tufts on Wednesday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

Amherst then returns home to take on Little III rival Wesleyan on Saturday, April 22 and Hamilton on Sunday, April 23. Both weekend matches begin at 1 p.m.