Finnegan & Marshall Win at No. 1 Doubles
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting Swarthmore College downed host Washington College, 7-2, in a Centennial Conference women's tennis match this afternoon at Schottland Tennis Center. The Garnet, who are ranked 13th in the Atlantic South region, improved to 7-3 overall and 5-0 in conference matches with the win, while the Shorewomen, who are ranked ninth, fell to 7-3 and 3-2 with the loss.
Kelsey Johnson and Luann Cignavitch opened doubles with an 8-1 win for the Garnet over freshman Kat Cohen (Springfield, MA/Williston-Northampton School) and freshman Kelsey Mills (Cambridge, MD/Cambridge-South Dorchester) at No. 3. Stephanie Chia and Rosie DuBrin gave Swarthmore a 2-0 lead with an 8-6 victory over senior Kellie Foster (Lothian, MD/St. Mary's) and freshman Campbell McNicol (Mill Neck, NY/St. George's School) at No. 2 before WC got on the board as sophomore Jordan Finnegan (Wilmington, DE/Archmere Academy) and sophomore Brittany Marshall (Dagsboro, DE/Worcester Prep, MD) posted an 8-6 win against Rachel Wallwork and Emily Rosenblum at No. 1. Finnegan and Marshall are currently ranked 10th in the region in doubles, while Wallwork and Rosenblum are ranked ninth.
Chia opened singles with a 6-0, 6-0, victory over Mills at No. 6 to give Swarthmore a 3-1 advantage. Wallwork, the region's fifth-ranked singles player, then bested Finnegan, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 to make it 4-1. Cohen got the Shoremen's second point with a 6-4, 6-4, victory against Alexis Hickman at No. 5, but Johnson clinched the match for the Garnet with a 7-6(7), 6-4, victory against McNicol at No. 4. Rosenblum added a 6-4, 6-2, victory against Foster at No. 3, while DuBrin beat Marshall, 2-6, 6-4, 10-7, at No. 2 to account for the final margin .
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 12:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home match against Muhlenberg and a 4:00 p.m. non-conference home match against York (PA).