TOWSON, Md. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team played their second match in as many days earlier Thursday afternoon, as the Owls traveled down to Maryland to take on Goucher College in a non-conference match. Though Bryn Mawr put up a strong effort across the board, the Gophers ultimately came out on top by a 7-2 scoreline. Amalia Parrish and Libby Hemp earned the Owls' lone victories in singles play.
The afternoon started with three strong performances at doubles from the Owls, particularly in the second and third matches, but unfortunately no results to show for it. Goucher picked up an early win at first doubles, as despite a solid effort from Parrish and Caroline Horvatits, the Owls suffered an 8-2 loss at that top spot. At second doubles, Francesca Caramazza and Libby Hemp played well together, putting together some strong rallies and making great shots throughout their match. However, they came up just short in the end, suffering an 8-6 loss to their Gophers opponents. Christina Xue and Mariana Garcia unfortunately suffered a similar fate. That duo also gave their Goucher opponents trouble throughout the match, but ultimately could not find the final key points to push them over the top in an 8-6 loss as well.
The Owls were able to find a bit more success in singles, starting at the top spot with Parrish. The first-year weathered a strong early test from Anais Gill at first singles, ultimately coming away with a 7-6 win of the first set thanks to a 7-4 win in the tiebreaker. That victory allowed Parrish to play with even more confidence and authority in the second set, as she picked up a much easier 6-3 win in that frame to clinch the win of her match. Hemp's win at fifth singles followed a similar path. The sophomore had to battle hard down the stretch to claim a 7-5 win of the opening set, but once she had done so, the second set seemed much easier. Hemp ultimately easily dispatched her opponent 6-1 in the second frame to clinch the second match win for the Owls.
Unfortunately, those were the lone victories on the afternoon for Bryn Mawr. Caroline Horvatits, Christina Xue, Francesca Caramazza, and Mariana Garcia each put up solid efforts in their respective singles matches, but all came up just on the wrong side of the scoreline.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action this weekend as they return to Centennial Conference play. The Owls will make their first league road trip of the season on Saturday as they travel to Carlisle to take on Dickinson, with match time set for 11:00 AM.