BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team was back in action Wednesday afternoon for their final home match of the fall season. The Owls welcomed Arcadia to campus for a non-conference matchup, but Bryn Mawr certainly didn't play the role of friendly host. Instead, the Owls went out and bageled their opponents, winning all nine matches in dominating fashion on the day to take a 9-0 sweep over the Knights.
The action kicked off in doubles, where Bryn Mawr played virtually flawless tennis from the beginning. Lizzie Siegle and Hannah Sherman paired up at the top spot and immediately got out to a big lead in their match. Ultimately, the veteran Siegle and rookie Sherman combined to win the top doubles match 8-1. On court two, Sydney Kim and Christina Xue combined to do the exact same thing. That pair won their match over Myers and Cruz-Pineda by a score of 8-1 as well. The Owls made it three-for-three in doubles thanks to a very solid performance from Abbygail Brewster and Francesca Caramazza. That duo combined to easily win at third doubles in 8-3 fashion.
The momentum from Bryn Mawr's quick start definitely carried over into singles play. Sherman was on fire at first singles, losing just one game the whole way through to cruise to a 6-0, 6-1 score. Siegle picked up her second win of the day as well, and in the exact same fashion as well. The senior blanked her opponent in the first set before easing her way to a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Next to finish was Sydney Kim, who won 6-2 in the first frame at fourth singles. The sophomore then cruised to a 6-0 win in the second set to pick up her second win of the day.
Mariam Haider got in on the winning action with her strong performance at third singles. The senior won her first set by a score of 6-2, then also bageled her opponent in the second set to claim the 6-2, 6-0 win. At fifth singles, Jennifer Laske put on a great showing. The Bala Cynwyd native won 6-1 in the first set, then battled through a late rally from her opponent to claim a 6-3 win in the second to win her match. Christina Xue was the final Owl on the court, and with the light slowly fading, the Bryn Mawr first-year completed the sweep for the Owls. Xue won her first set 6-1, then found a way to dig in and fend off some very solid attacks by her opponent to take a 6-2 win in the second set and complete the match.
With the win, the Owls move to 2-1 on the season. The team will wrap up their fall campaign on Saturday with a road trip to Alvernia. Match time in Reading is set for 10:30 AM.