Garnet Tennis Dominates Ursinus, 8-1

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Senior Rachel Wallwork picked up her 22nd consecutive victory in Centennial Conference singles play while freshmen Emily Rosenblum and Kelsey Johnson remained unbeaten in Conference singles play as the Swarthmore College women's tennis team (8-3, 6-0) defeated Ursinus 8-1 on Saturday afternoon from the College.

The Garnet wasted little time with the Bears,  sweeping doubles in convincing fashion. The No. 1 combo of Rachel Wallwork/Emily Rosenblum defeated the Ursinus pair of Jenna Hope/Julia Kurtz 8-2, followed by sophomore Rosie DuBrin/freshman Stephanie Chia's 8-2 win over UC's Jimena Talavera/Jessica Tyrrell. No. 3 Luann Cignavitch/Kelsey Johnson closed it out with an 8-2 win over UC's Christina Lippe/Chelsea Carman.

Swarthmore swept singles No. 1 through No.5 to seal the match. Wallwork set the tone at No. 1, matching to an 6-0, 6-0 win. Rosenblum had little trouble at No. 2 (6-0, 6-2), Johnson didn't drop a point at No.3 (6-0, 6-0), junior Alexis Hickman strolled 6-1, 6-3 at No.4 and Chia finished it off at No. 5 with a 6-1, 6-3 win.

Swarthmore returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Johns Hopkins (3:30) in a critical Centennial Conference match.

1. Rachel Wallwork (SWAT) def. Jenna Hope (UC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Emily Rosenblum (SWAT) def. Julia Kurtz (UC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kelsey Johnson (SWAT) def. Jimena Talavera (UC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Alexis Hickman (SWAT) def. Jessica Tyrrell (UC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Stephanie Chia (SWAT) def. Leah Stambaugh (UC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Chelsea Carman (UC) def. Tayler Tucker (SWAT) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rachel Wallwork/Emily Rosenblum (SWAT) def. Jenna Hope/Julia Kurtz (UC) 8-2
2. Rosie DuBrin/Stephanie Chia (SWAT) def. Jimena Talavera/Jessica Tyrrell (UC) 8-3
3. Luann Cignavitch/Kelsey Johnson (SWAT) def. Christina Lippe/Chelsea Carman (UC) 8-2

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