The Amherst women’s tennis team travelled to Maine this weekend for three matches and returned home with wins in both of its NESCAC games, beating Bates on Saturday and Bowdoin on Sunday.

Entering the match as favorites, the No. 8 Mammoths took on No. 28 Bates on Saturday afternoon in Lewiston, Maine.

All three Amherst doubles pairings cruised to comfortable victories to give the Mammoths an ideal start. The tandem of senior Avery Wagman and sophomore Anya Invenitsky downed Maisie Silverman and Bella Stone 8-2 on the first doubles court.

Carrying over momentum from a successful California tour during spring break, the Amherst’s women tennis team breezed past No. 17 Skidmore College to pick up a comfortable 7-2 victory in Wilton, New York.

On Saturday afternoon the No. 8 Mammoths took to the courts against a confident Skidmore side that entered the match with an impressive 9-2 record.

On the first doubles court, the tandem of Avery Wagman ’18 and Anya Ivenitsky ’20 battled hard but eventually lost to Skidmore’s Michelle Fuca and Risa Fukushige, who emerged with the 9-7 victory.

It was a big week for the Amherst women’s tennis team as the Mammoths took on a pair of NESCAC rivals in Wesleyan and Hamilton.