March 10, 2012

Tiger Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten on Road Trip

Claremont, California - Trinity's women's tennis team continued its West Coast road trip with a 7-2 victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Saturday afternoon, improving to 7-1 overall this season.

The Tigers also won for the third time on the Spring Break trip, and earned their seventh consecutive win overall.

Three different Trinity players scored points in both singles and doubles to help lead Trinity to the win.  Stephanie Williamson teamed with Kassie Seger for a hard-fought 9-7 win in No. 3 doubles, helping the Tigers take two of the three doubles points to start the match. 

Williamson also swept her No. 6 singles match in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-2 over Pomona's Kristin Brinkmanis. 

Also scoring two points each were Mackenzie Knoop and Thavindra Ekanayake.  The duo combined for an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles to start the day.  Ekanayake won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles, while Knoop had to rally to earn a 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 victory.

Knoop is now 7-1 in both singles and doubles, while Ekanayake improves to 8-0 in singles this season.  Kyle Hornbeck earned a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) win at No. 4 singles, joining Knoop with a 7-1 individual record this season.  Lavinia Bendandi improved to 6-2 with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles. 

Trinity will continue its string of five matches in five days tomorrow afternoon against Washington (MO) University.  The match, which will also be played in Claremont, is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. (Central). 

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