The 31st-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team suffered a tough loss to 25th-ranked Swarthmore College, dropping a 5-4 decision at the Jasper Tennis Center in Gambier, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
The loss dropped the Spartans to 5-6 on the season, while Swarthmore raised its record to 5-3 on the year with the victory.
Swarthmore grabbed the early lead in the match, with Emma Kassan and Vivian Fernandez-Ravelo picking up an 8-4 victory over sophomore Mira Amin and freshman Sneha Karnam at second doubles, followed by an 8-4 victory at third doubles for Elise Talley and Sophie Brown over freshmen Eliza Georgiades and Nidhi Jha. At first doubles, sophomores Madeleine Paolucci and Nicole Cardwell were able to pick up a key point for the Spartans, winning 8-5 over Shirline Wee and Julia Gokhberg to make it a 2-1 score heading into singles play.
In singles action, Paolucci earned a straight-set win, 6-0, 6-1 over Kassan at first singles even the match at 2-2. After dropping the fourth singles match, Amin came back to defeat Fernandez-Ravelo, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0. Swarthmore went on to win two of the three final matches to secure the 5-4 victory. CWRU's win came at sixth singles when Georgiades earned a straight-set win, 6-3, 7-5 over Arya Jemal.
Case Western Reserve will conclude their weekend on Sunday, as they head to Granville, Ohio to take on 27th-ranked Denison University. Match is slated to start at 11:00 a.m.