Waltham, Mass. - Junior Senzo Mauve-Maphisa (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) and first-year Morgan Feldman (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) won, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles and both won singles matches in straight sets to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 7-2 victory over the Brandeis University Judges in the opening round of the Nor'Easter Bowl Women's Tennis Tournament this afternoon. The Bantams, ranked No. 24 in the nation, advance to the tournament semifinals against top-ranked Amherst tomorrow at event co-host Wellesley College. Trinity improves to 5-3, and Brandeis, which plays Bates tomorrow, drops to 4-5 with its first loss in three matches.
Trinity led, 2-1, after doubles play as juniors Regan Cherna (Bronxville, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Gerber (Bethesda, Md.) won, 8-3, at the No. 3 spot. The Bantams took five of six singles matches. Senior co-captain Hillary Hoyt (New York, N.Y.) and rookie Melita Ferjanic (Samobor, Croatia) won in straight sets, while senior co-captain Frances Cameron (Mill Valley, Calif.) outlasted Alexa Katz, 6-4, 6-7 (7-3), 10-7.