AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team earned another top-25 victory with a convincing win over No. 16 Trinity (TX) on Saturday morning. The Athenas earned their second 8-1 victory in as many days. CMS swept doubles play to build a 3-0 lead. After a win by Kyla Scott (HMC) at #4 singles, Lindsay Brown (CMC) secured the victory for the Athenas at #3 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win for the fifth point of the match for CMS.
As mentioned, the Athenas swept the Tigers in doubles play. CMS dropped just five games across the three doubles matches. The team of Juliette Martin (HMC) and Scott swept their way through #3 doubles, earning an 8-0 win. Catherine Allen (SC) and Cox teamed up to earn an 8-2 victory at #2 doubles while Brown and Nicole Tan (CMC) held down the top doubles spot, winning 8-3 to help the Athenas take a 3-0 lead into singles play.
Kyla Scott was the first to earn a singles point for CMS, taking the #4 match by a score of 6-2, 6-0. Strong second sets was a theme for the Athenas on the morning. Like Scott before them, Tan, Cox, and Bryan-Ajania also turned in dominate efforts in second set of sweeps in singles play. Cox won her first set 6-3 before cruising to a 6-0 victory in the second set to win the #5 singles match 6-3, 6-0. Bryan-Ajania claimed the first set of the #6 singles match 6-4 before claiming the final set 6-1.
Nicole Tan had the toughest opening set of any Athena in singles play. She claimed the opening set 7-6 before completing the sweep with a 6-2 victory in the second set.
Lindsay Brown had the cleanest singles victory of anyone on Saturday morning. Brown dropped just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory in #3 singles. As noted, Brown's victory clinched the 10th victory for the Athenas to open the 2018 season.
The Athenas wrap-up their quick trip to Texas with a match against East Texas Baptist in Georgetown, Texas at 4:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. PT.