CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team battled back from a tough start earlier Wednesday afternoon at Washington College. The Owls won three singles contests to get back in the back against the Shorewomen, but unfortunately it was just barely not enough, as the hosts hung on for a 6-3 victory.
The Shorewomen (9-2, 5-0 CC) got off to a hot start in the match, picking up wins at all three doubles spots. Melina Koukoutchos and Lizzie Siegle had the most success in the opening session, as they were able to pick up a couple games in their match. However, Washington College lost just three games total in the three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead early on.
The hosts picked up the first win at singles as well, but Bryn Mawr (4-10, 0-4 CC) would start their battle back right away. Molly MacDougall earned the Owls their first point in the match with a dominant win at sixth singles. The senior was in complete control from the outset, as she picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win to get Bryn Mawr back in the match.
Mariam Haider and Lizzie Siegle also played some great tennis en route to two more singles wins. Siegle, playing at the second spot, was able to outlast Washington College's Krista Filiopoulos 7-5 in the opening set of their match before Filiopoulos retired midway through the second set. Haider, meanwhile, picked up another strong win at fifth singles, defeating Caterina Scolamiero by a score of 6-3, 6-2. However, Washington College held serve in the other three matches to take the 6-3 win on the day.
The Owls will be right back in action in just a couple days, as they travel to Franklin & Marshall on Friday to continue their road trip. Bryn Mawr will face off against the Diplomats at 4:00 PM in Lancaster, with two more road matches to follow that before the Owls return home next weekend.