Lexington, Virginia- The 17th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team opened its Virginia trip with a tight 5-4 loss to #16 Washington and Lee University Thursday.
The Tigers took a 2-1 over the Generals after doubles competition. Liza Southwick and Mary Kaffen took #2 doubles, while Caroline Kutach and Andrea De Leon won the third line. Marie Lutz and Zoe Kaffen came up short in the top matchup.
The match lead then started to see-saw. Washington and Lee evened the match by winning #2 singles with Kutach playing the position. Zoe Kaffen gave the Tigers the edge with a win on the fourth line, but Lutz lost a three-setter at #3 as the match was again tied.
Southwick lost #1 singles, and Mary Kaffen fell on the fifth line as Washington and Lee clinched the match. De Leon finished up by winning #6 singles.
The Tigers had their four-match winning streak snapped, and they now stand at 8-6 overall and 8-3 against NCAA Division III opposition.
De Leon stands at 11-2 in singles, while Zoe Kaffen is sporting an 8-4 record.
Trinity heads to Fredericksburg, Virginia, for a 3:00 p.m. EDT time matchup on Friday with #13 Johns Hopkins (MD) University.