Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
The women’s tennis team barely missed a Chicago Bulls circa early 90’s-style three-peat as Centennial Conference champions on Sunday, when they lost the conference final 5-4 to host Johns Hopkins, to whom they lost 5-4 in their only regular-season loss in the conference. Seniors Sonya Reynolds and Sara Sargent won their #1 and #5 singles matches, respectively, but lost their #1 doubles match 8-2. The Garnet took both numbers 2 and 3 doubles but lost four of their six singles matches to lose by a hair’s-breadth score, ceding their championship to Johns Hopkins, who receives both their first Centennial championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Garnet (12-6, 9-1 CC) will now wait for an at-large bid to the NCAA’s, for which regional play begins this weekend.