The women’s tennis team drew a fairly big crowd at their home match against CSAC rival Gwynedd-Mercy College on Friday, Oct. 5. Despite the energy, Cabrini was unable to weather the storm as Gwynedd-Mercy would go 7-0 in CSAC games, beating Cabrini 9-0.
Junior Katie Kennedy and sophomore Samantha Trumbo played doubles against Gwynedd-Mercy’s Rachel Fein and Gabby Muller. It was a tight match but Gwynedd-Mercy would come out victorious as they finished off with an 8-5 victory.
“Gwynedd is a tough team,” Kennedy said. “It’s good competition for us and good practice for the CSAC Tournament coming up in a few weeks and also good practice for years to come.”
The other doubles matches could not hang on for a victory as well. Victoria Nastala and Kaitlyn Zinkewich were swept 8-0 while Mackenzie Murray and Mia Scocozzo fell to an 8-3 loss.
In the singles competition, five out off the six lady Cavs could not tally a win. Kennedy lost her set 6-1 before she came back to win the second set 6-3. She suffered her first loss of the season, losing the third set 10-8.
“I believe that we played well and stuck through it,” Kennedy said. “Now we all know what to practice on now and we will be working hard to go far in the tournament. We will take care of the unfinished business the next time we face Gwynedd.”
The defeat for the Cavs leaves them 5-3 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and only have two conference games left to go in the season.