POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team kicked off their spring campaign earlier Saturday afternoon with their opening two matches of the 2019 Seven Sisters Championship, hosted this year by Vassar College.
The Owls opened the day by taking on the host Brewers, with some strong performances in that first match. First-year Amalia Parrish led the way for Bryn Mawr, showing no signs of nerves in her first Seven Sisters appearance. Parrish claimed a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win at first singles in the match to give the Owls an early point. Audrey Camacho also put on a great effort in her match at second singles, but she unfortunately came up on the short end of a 4-6, 4-6 scoreline. Caroline Horvatits followed in third singles, and was able to claim games against her Brewers opponent. However, she lost 2-6, 2-6, with Francesca Caramazza also taking a tough loss at fourth singles. In the lone doubles match of the day, Christina Xue and Libby Hemp paired up, but suffered a tough 0-6, 0-6 loss to give Vassar the 4-1 win on the day.
In their afternoon match against Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr found even more success, starting once again with Parrish at the top of the card. Parrish picked up yet another win, completely outplaying her opponent in a 6-0, 6-1 win. Camacho also picked up a big win for the Owls, as the first-year outbattled her opponent at second singles to earn a 6-4, 6-3 win. Unfortunately, Bryn Mawr just couldn't find that last point to get the win. Horvatits came close, as after a tough opening set, she forced her opponent deep into the second set. However, Horvatits was unable to get to a tiebreak, and she ultimately lost 1-6, 5-7 at third singles. Francesca Caramazza couldn't quite generate enough of an attack against her Lyons foe at fourth singles, and the Owls were once again held scoreless in doubles as they ultimately suffered a 2-3 loss to Mount Holyoke.
Bryn Mawr will be back in action tomorrow for the final day of the championship. The Owls will square off against Smith and Wellesley on Sunday.