BALTIMORE, Md. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team traveled down to Maryland for a matchup against Johns Hopkins earlier Saturday afternoon. Taking on the ten-time defending Centennial Conference champions is always a tough test, but the Owls put on a great showing on this day and achieved a feat they had not since the 2010 season - winning an individual match against the Blue Jays.
On this day, it was freshman Alice Podolsky who got the job done, digging deep to earn a 6-4, 7-5 victory at sixth singles. It was the first singles win of Podolsky's young career, and she picked a perfect day to do it going up against a singles player from the 15th-ranked team in the country.
There were plenty of other bright spots on the day for the Owls. Bryn Mawr won games at each of the three doubles matches to start the day, though Johns Hopkins did earn the win at all three spots. At first singles, Lizzie Siegle gave her opponent fits all afternoon. The junior took four games in the first set and continued to battle deep into the second, but ultimately lost a closely-contested 6-4, 6-2 match. Mariam Haider also had a solid first set at fifth singles, playing some great tennis to take three games in the first set herself. However, she too was unable to keep that momentum going into the second set, as her Hopkins opponent managed to hang on for a 6-3, 6-0 win.
The Owls will next face off against Swarthmore on Tuesday at home. That match is slated to start at 4:00 PM on the Bryn Mawr tennis courts.