SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team was back in action Sunday for the final day of the Seven Sisters Tournament. The Owls faced off against Wellesley and Smith on the second day of the tournament, with plenty of strong results throughout the day for Bryn Mawr.
The Owls started off their day with a mid-morning match against the Blue of Wellesley, the 33rd ranked team in the country. Bryn Mawr had some tough starts to their matches in singles, but managed to battle back in all five of their matches across the board. At the top singles spot, Caroline Horvatits was able to win three games in the second set of her match, while Francesca Caramazza won two and Alice Podolsky one. Meanwhile, at doubles, Kim and Siegle paired up to take a game in each of the two sets they played at the top spot. Eram and Mariam Haider also performed well at second doubles, taking three games in their match. However, despite the solid effort by the Owls, it was Wellesley who came away with a 5-0 win in the match.
Bryn Mawr was able to find much more success in their second match of the day against the Pioneers of Smith College. The Owls were dominant in doubles play, starting with Kim and Siegle again at the top spot. That duo lost just one game in the entire match, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 win in the frame. The Haider sisters were almost as in control of their match, giving their opponents fits throughout the day in a 6-1, 6-1 win. However, Smith returned the favor to Bryn Mawr in singles. Caramazza lost a 6-1, 6-0 decision at the top spot, while Abbygail Brewster fell 6-1, 6-1 at third singles. The match ultimately came down to Podolsky at second singles. The freshman battled hard throughout the match, but unfortunately couldn't get the win in a tough 6-2, 6-4 decision.
For their strong play throughout the weekend, Siegle and Kim were named to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament team. Vassar College came away the ultimate winners on the weekend, going 4-0 in their matches to win the tournament for the third straight year and 14th time overall. Wellesley was right behind in second, with Mount Holyoke taking third.
With the annual Seven Sisters tournament now in their rearview mirror, the Owls will get right back into Centennial Conference action next week. Bryn Mawr will travel to Muhlenberg on Wednesday for their next match, which is slated to start at 4:00 PM in Allentown.