BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team was back on the hardcourt earlier Monday afternoon, kicking off a three-match homestand this week with a non-conference contest against Penn State Brandywine. Facing off against the Nittany Lions for the first time in program history, the Owls passed today's test with flying colors. Bryn Mawr controlled the match from start to finish in a 9-0 victory on the day.
The success started in doubles, where Bryn Mawr lost just a single game. Lizzie Siegle and Sydney Kim paired up at the top spot for an awesome half hour of play that saw them ultimately win in 8-0 fashion. Eram Haider and Caroline Horvatits were nearly as clean in their match at second doubles, winning all but one game in a nearly-perfect 8-1 victory. The Owls also earned a walkover win at third doubles.
Bryn Mawr's strong play continued into the singles frame, with the Owls winning all six singles matches. Siegle stayed perfect on the day with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking at the number one spot, and that kept the great momentum rolling through the rest of singles. Sydney Kim was dominant in a 6-2, 6-1 win at number two singles, with Caroline Horvatits winning her third singles match by the same scoreline, just reversed. Haider confounded her opponent at fourth singles in the first set, then went on to coast to a 6-0, 6-2 win. Abbygail Brewster got in on the action as well, with the junior winning her fifth singles match 6-0, 6-1. The Owls also picked up another walkover win in sixth singles.
The win is the second in three matches for Bryn Mawr. The Owls will look to keep the streak rolling, as they will be right back in action tomorrow. Bryn Mawr will get back into league play with a 4:00 PM match against Haverford that will take place on the Bryn Mawr tennis courts.