BALTIMORE, Md. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team traveled down to Maryland earlier Saturday to take on #23 Johns Hopkins in another Centennial Conference showdown. Bryn Mawr put up a strong fight all afternoon, but the depth and talent of the Blue Jays squad ultimately helped the hosts prevail in a 7-0 win on the day.
Amalia Parrish and Audrey Camacho once again paired up at #1 doubles on the day, and they gave their Hopkins opponents a good battle at the top spot. However, the Bryn Mawr duo ultimately was unable to string together enough games to get a win, as Hopkins claimed an 8-3 victory in that matchup. The hosts also earned an 8-1 win at second doubles, where Francesca Caramazza and Christina Xue paired up and put on a strong fight, but came up just short.
Parrish really gave her opponent a test at first singles as well, forcing the opening set into a tiebreak thanks to some very strong play throughout the frame. Unfortunately, she was unable to get over that last hump at the end, losing the tiebreak 7-1 to drop the set. Her Hopkins opponent was able to build a stronger lead in the second set following that grueling first-frame battle, ultimately taking a 6-3 win in the second to claim the match over Parrish. It was tough sledding for the rest of the Owls as well, as Camacho, Xue, Caramazza, and Hemp all combined to win four games over their four singles matches. Each of them left it all out on the court for their team, but the perennially strong Blue Jays squad just had too much in the tank and was able to coast away with the 7-0 win in the match.
The Owls will have somewhat of a break over the next week, as the team does not return to action until next Saturday. They'll return to their home courts on the 20th for the final time this season, and they will welcome Gettysburg for an 11:00 AM matchup in Bryn Mawr.