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Tennis Upends Muhlenberg In Dominant Performance

Christina Xue plays for the Owls in the spring of 2019

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team was back in action on Tuesday afternoon, as the Owls traveled up to Centennial Conference foe Muhlenberg for a league match. Looking for their fourth straight win over the Mules, Bryn Mawr put on an impressive performance from start to finish. Despite the match being delayed by rain/lightning, neither the stoppage nor the efforts of the Mules had any ill effect on Bryn Mawr's performance, as the Owls ultimately claimed a runaway 8-1 victory on the day.

Bryn Mawr got their first win of the day in first doubles, as Amalia Parrish and Audrey Camacho once again paired up and overwhelmed their opponents at the top spot. They were able to coast away with an 8-2 win at #1 singles to put the first point on the board for the Owls. In fact, second and third doubles wrapped up in very similar fashions, as Christina Xue and Francesca Caramazza earned an 8-2 win as well at third doubles before Caroline Horvatits and Libby Hemp completed the doubles sweep with an 8-3 win of their own.

That success carried over to singles play as well, where Parrish immediately started things off with a quick win at first singles. The first-year made quick work of her match, only losing a single game en route to a 6-1, 6-0 rout. Hemp found similar success at sixth singles, as she too played nearly flawless tennis in a 6-0, 6-1 win to clinch the match for the Owls. Francesca Caramazza also lost just one game in her match, as she claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win at fifth singles for the Owls. Camacho was the next to earn a point for Bryn Mawr, with the first-year putting in strong work to earn a 6-4, 6-4 win at second singles. Caroline Horvatits battled hard throughout her matchup at third singles, including forcing a tiebreaker in the second set. However, she suffered the Owls' lone loss on the day, as her Mules opponent claimed a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) win. Christina Xue put on quite the performance at fourth singles in the final match in action on the day. The sophomore lost her first set 7-5, but charged back hard in the second set to claim a 6-4 win and force a final tiebreaker. In that breaker, Xue outlasted her opponent deep into extra points, ultimately winning the tiebreak (and the match) by a 12-10 margin.

With the win, the Owls move to 8-8 on the year, tying for their most wins since the 2013-14 campaign. They'll look to get their ninth victory of the season when they return to action on Saturday on the road at Johns Hopkins. Match time in Baltimore is slated for 12:00 PM.