Women's Tennis Upsets Dickinson 5-1, Move on to Conference Final Against Johns Hopkins
CARLISLE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College women's tennis team (10-5) earned a spot in the Centennial Conference finals and avenged its regular season loss to Dickinson by defeating the Red Devils 5-1 on Saturday.
The third-seeded Garnet upset the second-seeded Red Devils and will face number one seed Johns Hopkins University on Sunday afternoon.
The Swarthmore women, now ranked No. 7 in the region as a team, opened with strong doubles play and took a 2-1 lead into singles. At number one doubles, sophomore Lia Carlson and junior Emily Rosenblum only gave up one game to Rodgers/Lavery. At number three doubles, sophomores Brooke Wilkins and Katie Samuelson earned an 8-2 win over Hajnoczky/Altholtz.
In singles action, Carlson, currently ranked four in the region, dominated at the number one spot, defeating Rodgers, 6-0, 6-1. Samuelson was the next finisher, earning a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Oczkowski, and junior Kelsey Johnson won the deciding match at number three singles against Zoll, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Dickinson picked up its lone point at number two doubles where Zoll/Oczkowski defeated Johnson and sophomore Epiphany English.
The women will travel to Baltimore on Sunday, April 29th to take on defending champions Johns Hopkins. Play is slated to begin at 11:00 AM.