POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Day two of the Seven Sisters tennis tournament took place earlier Sunday morning, and it was a quite successful affair for the Owls. Bryn Mawr played some spectacular tennis in the opening match of the day, taking a 3-2 win over Smith College. That strong play carried over into the second match where, despite suffering a tough loss to Wellesley, the Owls certainly showed some positive play.
Bryn Mawr got the morning going right in their contest against Smith, as the Owls posted victories in both doubles contests. Melina Koukoutchos and Lizzie Siegle put on a dominant showing at the top doubles spot, as they hit well-placed shot after well-placed shot en route to an overpowering 6-2, 6-2 victory. Kendall Baller and Tirsa Delate were nearly as in-control in the second match, as they took the first set by a 6-2 score themselves. The Pioneers pairing put up a bit more of a fight in the second set, but the veteran pairing of Baller and Delate were more than up to the challenge, as they were able to hang on for the win in 7-5 fashion.
Smith made it a little more interesting when it came to singles, as they earned 6-0, 6-0 wins at both the first and second positions. However, senior Molly MacDougall took care of business in the third spot, using a nearly flawless win (6-1, 6-0) to give the Owls the victory in the match.
The Owls faced a tougher test in the second match of the day, as they took on Wellesley to close out the tournament. Baller and Delate once again were able to find some success, this time at singles. Baller was able to take four games in the first set of her match, while Delate repeated the same feat herself. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite enough for them to pull out victories in those two spots, while the Blue were able to complete somewhat less stressful wins at the other three positions to take a 5-0 win on the day.
Bryn Mawr will return home and get back to work preparing for the rest of their campaign this week. The Owls will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon in Maryland, as they travel to Washington College. Bryn Mawr is in the midst of a long road trip, as they will not play their next home match until Saturday, April 23rd.