The women’s team perseveres

Medha Nayak

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This weekend, the women’s tennis team faced very tough competition at the Kenyon Invitational at Kenyon College. The Spartans played top-ranked Division III teams in Gambier, Ohio. The women’s tennis team finished with a doubles record of 6-3 and a singles score of 19-13.

Third-year Trisha Sundaram was the leading player at the invitation, earning a score of 2-1 in singles play and coming in second in bracket A. Sundaram made it to the semifinals but lost to Carnegie Mellon University in the finals. Third-year Madeleine Paolucci received third place in Flight A. Third-year Mira Amin and first-year Shreya Ramani each scored 2-1 in Flight C bracket as they won their opening rounds. They dropped the next round, but ended up winning their final rounds of the tournament. First-year Nina Hoog and second-year Nidhi Jha lost their opening matches in the Flight D bracket, but they both earned wins in the next two rounds and received a score of 2-1 in singles play.

For doubles play, Sundaram and third-year Nicole Cardwell won first place in Bracket B. Their record was 8-2 in the opening round and an 8-3 in the final round. Paolucci and first-year Savannah Bright won the close matches with scores of 8-6 and 8-7 in Flight A. Second-year Shreyaa Mukund and Hoog won with a score of 8-3 on a match before losing 8-4 in Flight D.

The women’s tennis team will be back playing this Thursday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 21. The Spartans will be playing in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the ITA Central Region Fall Championships.