Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten in Centennial Play With 8-1 Win at Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Swarthmore College women's tennis team (5-2, 4-0 CC) picked up its fourth straight conference victory by defeating the Gettysburg Bullets 8-1 on Friday.
The women continued their strong doubles play and opened with a sweep of the three doubles matches. Sophomore Lia Carlson, now ranked number 5 in the Atlantic South region, and junior Emily Rosenblum paired up at number one and earned an 8-2 win over O'Sullivan/Rodriguez. At number two, sophomore Epiphany English (pictured) and junior Kelsey Johnson earned an 8-2 win over Fornshell/Habecker. Freshman Gayatri Iyengar and sophomore Brooke Wilkins picked up the final doubles point for the team, winning 8-6 at number three.
In singles play, the Garnet players won five of the six matches to complete their strong win. Carlson defeated Rodriguez at number one by a score of 6-2, 6-0. Rosenblum finished off O'Sullivan at number two, 6-4, 6-1, and Johnson earned her second win for the day, beating Kelly at number three, 6-3, 6-2.
Rounding out the singles lineup, junior Stephanie Chia beat Habecker at number four, 6-3, 6-2, and Wilkins earned her second victory for the day at number six, beating McLaughlin, 6-2, 6-2.
The Gettysburg squad earned its lone point at number five singles; Boyce defeated Iyengar, 1-6, 1-6.
The team now has a few days of rest before it continues its conference campaign on Wednesday against Ursinus.