Waltham, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams downed the Brandeis University Judges, 6-3, in women's tennis action this afternoon for its second straight road victory over a top-25 team. The Bantams improve to 9-4, while the No. 20-ranked Judges fall to 13-4.
The Judges and Bantams split the first two doubles matches, before Trinity gained momentum with a late break of serve to give sophomores Regan Cherna (Bronxville, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Gerber (Bethesda, Md.) a 9-7 victory over Brandeis rookies Dylan Schlesinger (Miami, Fla) and Simone Vandross (Moss Valley, Calif.).
Trinity carried the momentum into singles action. At the top two spots, Bantam junior Hillary Hoyt (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Senzo Mauve-Maphisa (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) each won in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Brandeis fought back with consecutive singles wins to close the gap to 4-3, but Trinity took the final two matches with a pair of tiebreakers in the second set, as senior captain Kelsey Semrod (Princeton, N.J.) won, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) at No. 4 and Gerber won, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) at No. 5.