BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team got their fall campaign started earlier Saturday with a tough test against the Stockton Ospreys. The Owls found plenty of positives throughout the contest, including a pair of wins and some strong play from the newcomers, but ultimately Stockton came away with the 6-3 win.
The contest opened with Stockton taking the first point in doubles. Lizzie Siegle and Sydney Kim put up a good fight, but ultimately lost 8-1 in the top doubles spot. However, the Owls battled back at second doubles, with Hannah Sherman earning her first collegiate win alongside Caroline Horvatits. That duo combined to win 8-3, knotting the match back up. Stockton managed to claim a win at third doubles as well, as Mariam Haider and Libby Hemp battled hard throughout, but ultimately lost a tough 8-3 decision.
In singles, it was Jennifer Laske who paced the Owls on the day. The senior put up a dominating performance at fifth singles, easily winning her match by a score of 6-2, 6-3. The Owls also earned a win at second singles due to a walkover. Lizzie Siegle was once again another anchor for Bryn Mawr, going blow for blow against Stockton's Summer Conover at first singles. Siegle won the first set 6-4 thanks to some very strong play, but Conover battled back to take the second 6-3. Ultimately, the Stockton player hung on to win the match, as she claimed the third set by a score of 6-2. At fourth singles, fellow senior Mariam Haider forced her opponent to the brink in both sets, but her Stockton compatriot held on to win 7-6 (7-1), 7-5. Sydney Kim and Caroline Horvatits also put on strong showings in singles play despite taking losses.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action next Thursday. The Owls will make their first road trip of the season, as they head to Immaculata to take on the Mighty Macs. That contest is slated to start at 4:00 PM in Immaculata.