Weekend Roundup

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team earned its fifth conference win of the season over Dickinson College this past weekend after returning home with a 7-2 win.

The match began with wins from all three doubles teams. Alli Wong ’17 and Maria Cuervo ’18 defeated their opponents 8-4 in No. 1 doubles while Ashley Gao ’18 and Rachel Bronkema ’18 teamed up to win at No. 2 doubles with a similar score of 8-3. Abby Schmidt ’16 and Anna Scheibmeir ’18 closed up doubles play with a 9-7 win.

Singles play only saw one loss throughout the match. Wong destroyed her opponent and only gave up one point in No. 1 singles, claiming a 6-0, 6-1 decision. Scheibmeir’s game lasted for three close sets, ultimately resulting in a victory of 2-6, 6-3, 10-4. Gao also returned with her second win of the day as she defeated her opponent 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Bronkema closed the game with a win at No. 6 singles with a 7-5, 6-1 decision.

With only two conference matches left, the women travel to Haverford today on the Black Squirrels’ home court and will move on to Johns Hopkins this coming Saturday in a home game at 11 a.m. as they close out their season play.

Golf

The men’s golf team returned home with its first win of the season after the players defeated both Widener and Ursinus in the Widener Invitational this past Monday.

Senior captain Andrew Park highlighted the team’s performance as he placed first out of 16 competitors total with a final score of 69 on the par 71 course. Michael Chen ’17 followed Park’s lead as he placed third overall and finished with a score of 77. Both Jason Joliffe ’16 and Yousaf Razvi ’18 finished with identical scores as they, along with one competitor from Ursinus, tied for seventh with scores of 82. Drew Langan ’17 followed close behind and placed tenth, firing a score of 87.

Amanda Beebe ’15 also competed on Monday but traveled to the Gettysburg Invitational to compete as an individual and ultimately tied for 27th at the close of the match. She fired a 102 on the par 72 course.

Beebe was also recently named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s At-Large Academic All-Area Team. One of ten student-athletes and one of only two golfers to receive the title this year, Beebe also serves as one of seven Swarthmore students to earn the title this academic year. Her next competition takes place at the Clubs at Colonial Ridge, where she will compete in the Centennial Conference Women’s Golf Championships.

The men will also look to the Centennial Conference Championships as their next match as they prepare to host the competition at DuPont Country Club starting this Friday and ending on April 26.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Widener Invitational and returned home with a total of three wins, all claimed by the women’s team.

Lulu Allen-Waller ’17 headlined the meet yet again as she returned home from the Widener Invitational with two wins in both hurdle events. She simultaneously destroyed her competition and finished with a personal record in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.17 seconds. She also won first place in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 1:03.76.

Osazenoriuwa Ebose ’15 claimed the third win for the Garnet after launching the discus 132-4. She also placed second in the shot put with a mark of 42 feet, 10.75 inches.

Although the men did not return home with the gold, their meet was highlighted by an excellent performance by Jason Heo ’15 in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.21 seconds. Colton Aho ’15 also performed well in the shot put after launching a 43-4.50 to earn fifth place.

Both the men and women return to the track today as they compete in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

Men’s Tennis

This past week was bittersweet for the men’s tennis team as it fell 9-0 to Johns Hopkins University last Wednesday. The team suffered its first conference loss of the year, but had some notable performances. Mark Fallati ’18 and Ari Cepelewicz ’18 went three sets in their match at No. 1 doubles, but ultimately fell 8-4.

On Saturday the team turned it around and came out strong against Dickinson College. They won 8-1 and secured another win in the Centennial Conference. John Larkin ’17 played with a slight injury and still defeated his opponent at number one singles by a score of 6-0, 6-1. The team won all of their singles matches and lost only one doubles match.

The team swept Washington College 9-0 at home yesterday and will play Haverford College this Saturday.

Baseball

The baseball team dropped Centennial Conference matchups to Muhlenberg, McDaniel (twice) and Ursinus. The losses put the team’s conference record at 4-11. The team fell to Muhlenberg 9-3. Bright spots included Wesley Fishburn ’17, who recorded three hits, and Aidan Miller ’17, who pitched five innings while allowing three earned runs.

The team traveled to McDaniel College Saturday and fell twice to the Green Terror by scores of 8-7 and 16-7. Luke Alventosa ’15 pitched 8 innings in the first game, allowing seven earned runs in the loss, but picked up a no-decision.

The Garnet fell to Ursinus on Tuesday, 11-2. Fishburn’s hitting streak was snapped at 25 games, as the shortstop finished the day 0-4. The Garnet’s senior day and final home game will be Friday against the Bears at 3:30.

Softball

Saturday was senior day for the softball team as they hosted Haverford College. Unfortunately the team did not play as well as they would have liked and lost both games of the doubleheader by scores of 8-0 and 8-1.

In game one Mary Olesnavich ’18 recorded her fifth loss of the season (3-5), but came without run support. The Garnet threatened to score in the third inning, but were unable to take advantage of the opportunity.

The Garnet had similar offensive struggles in game two. The team produced only one hit, but were able to get a run across in the fourth inning as Emma Madarasz ’15 led off the inning with a single and eventually scored on a fielder’s choice.

Men’s Lacrosse

The men’s lacrosse team played a tough, long game at home last night against conference opponent Washington College, whom they eventually lost to 10-9 in overtime. Six different players scored for the Garnet, but, sadly, it was not enough for the win. The loss extended the team’s losing streak to five games. The Garnet’s record now stands at 6-7 overall and 1-6 in-conference.

Last Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team lost 9-5 away at Dickinson, also a conference opponent. The Garnet got themselves into an insurmountable hole, trailing 8-0 after three quarters of play. While they showed life with a five-goal burst in the final quarter, it ultimately proved to be too little, too late.

Matt Johnson ’18 scored four of the Garnet’s five goals during that quarter, which was a career-high for him. Along with his two goals last night, he currently has 16 goals on the season.

The loss last night marked the Garnet’s last home game against a conference opponent for the regular season. They have two games remaining, the first away at conference rival Haverford on Saturday and the finale against Vassar at home next Wednesday.

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse hopes to close their season on a strong note coming off of a loss last Wednesday to Muhlenberg College by a score of 20-15 here at Swarthmore. Sara Lentricchia ’15 recorded four goals and Elyse Tierney ’15 recorded three.

The team came back on Saturday to Clothier Field to play Dickinson College. Unfortunately they fell again by a score of 18-11. However there were some bright spots coming from the Garnet’s offense. Both Taylor Chiang ’18 and Shivani Chinnappan ’18 had career-high games by scoring two goals each. Tierney put in three to the back of the net. The team picked up their fifth Centennial Conference loss, but plans to come back strong against Washington College on Wednesday and Haverford College this weekend here at home.

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