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Women's Tennis Cruises to 8-1 Win Over No. 29 Trinity

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

HARTFORD, Conn. – The No.4 Wesleyan University women's tennis team got back on track Wednesday afternoon, travelling to in-state foe Trinity College and defeating the 29th-ranked Bantams, 8-1. Four Cardinals were victorious in both doubles and singles, with all six Wesleyan players in the match winning at least once. 

In doubles, the Cardinals put out three doubles teams that were all playing together for the first time this spring. At No. 1, junior Victoria Yu and freshman Alissa Nakamoto paired up very well, combining for a straightforward 8-3 win. At No. 2, the senior/freshman sisterly duo of Helen and Zoe Klass-Warch teamed up for a dominant 8-0 victory.

In singles, Wesleyan won all six matches in straight sets. The biggest win was from Nakamoto at No. 3, who didn't drop a game, winning 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Daniela Alvarez was also quite sharp, cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6.

The closest singles match was at No. 2, where senior Aashli Budhiraja claimed a 6-3, 7-6 triumph. 

With the win, Wesleyan moves to 6-1 this spring, with a 2-1 NESCAC record.

UP NEXT:

  • The win leads Wesleyan into a big match on Saturday against No. 5 Tufts in the Cardinals' first home match of the season. Play is scheduled to begin at approximately 2:00 p.m., or after the men's match versus Tufts at 10:00 a.m. and the official court dedication ceremony between matches.

-- Recap by Ben Shapiro --