BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr tennis team made it an undefeated weekend earlier Sunday afternoon thanks to an 8-1 toppling of Gwynedd Mercy on the Bryn Mawr Tenns Courts. Amalia Parrish, Audrey Camacho, Francesca Caramazza, Christina Xue, and Libby Hemp all went two-for-two on the day to help the Owls complete the weekend sweep after their win over Neumann on Saturday.
Bryn Mawr got the afternoon started with wins at all three doubles spots, starting at the top by Parrish and Camacho. The duo put on an impressive showing against the Griffins' top pairing, ultimately coasting away to an 8-4 win to get the Owls their first point of the day. Caroline Horvatits paired up with Caramazza at second doubles, and those two quickly followed suit with a strong 8-6 win of their own. Xue and Hemp wrapped things up with arguably the most overwhelming performance in doubles, toppling their opponents by an 8-1 score to hand the Owls a 3-0 lead at the end of the session.
Parrish and Camacho continued to roll as the Owls opened singles play, with each player simply dominating her individual match. Each of them earned nearly flawless 6-0, 6-0 wins right out of the gate, giving Bryn Mawr the match win early. Christina Xue was the next to earn a win for the Owls. She dropped a tough first set in fourth singles by a 6-1 score, but went ahead 4-1 in the second and looked well on her way to forcing a tiebreak before her opponent had to retire from the match.
Caramazza and Hemp each wrapped up their matches quickly as well. Caramazza lost just one game her first set at fifth singles, then coasted the rest of the way en route to an easy 6-1, 6-0 win. Hemp steamrolled her opponent at sixth singles by a 6-0, 6-0 score, giving making the Owls eight-for-eight to that point in the day. Horvatits nearly made it a 9-0 blanking of the Griffins, but she came up on just the wrong end of a rollercoaster third singles match. The junior won the first set easily by a 6-2 score thanks to strong play and limiting her errors. However, her Griffins opponent stormed back late in the second set, claiming a 7-5 win to force the match to a tiebreak. Horvatits put up an impressive battle throughout that extended breaker, but unfortunately came up just a couple points on the wrong end of the scoresheet as she lost by an 11-9 score.
However, even that final result couldn't take away the shine from the rest of the performances on the day. With the win, the Owls move to 6-3 on the season and they will look to continue to build their impressive resume when they get back in action next week. Bryn Mawr will welcome McDaniel to campus next Saturday as they kick off Centennial Conference play with a home match against the Green Terror. That contest is slated to kick off at 1:00 PM on the Bryn Mawr tennis courts.