Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

Courtesy of Swarthmore Athletics

Men’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 8, University of Scranton: 1

Swarthmore men’s tennis opened their fall season on Friday night at home against the University of Scranton. The Garnet secured a 3-0 sweep in doubles play and won five of six singles matches.

Notable Players: Phil Rehwinkel ’25, Jay Jones ’26, Aadhi Raja ’27, and Aamish Pal ’27 earned wins in both singles and doubles play. 

Swarthmore College: 7, Hamilton College: 3

Swarthmore men’s tennis opened the Swat/Haverford Invitational on Friday against Hamilton College. Competing in the Mullen Tennis Center, the Garnet won all four doubles matches and three singles matches against the Continentals.

Notable Players: Rishi Verma ’27 and Andres Fente ’26 tallied wins in both doubles and singles play against Hamilton.

Swarthmore College: 5, Vassar College: 4

Swarthmore men’s tennis continued play in the Swat/Haverford Invitational on Saturday. The Garnet faced Vassar College at home, securing one doubles victory in three total matches and dominating singles play with four wins.

Notable Players: Winston Zhang ’27 and Grahame Brown ’27 earned the only doubles win against Vassar, 8-7. 

Swarthmore College: 7, The College of New Jersey: 2

Swarthmore men’s tennis locked in a 7-2 decision on Sunday against the College of New Jersey to finish out the Swat/Haverford Invitational. The Garnet won two of three doubles matches and five singles matches, finishing the weekend with a 21-9 match record. 

Notable Players: Zhang (6-4, 7-5), Brown (6-2, 6-3,), and Raja (6-2, 6-0) captured their first collegiate singles victories.

Women’s Tennis:

ITA Regional Tournament, Day 1:

Swarthmore women’s tennis competed in the ITA Regional Tournament in Fredericksburg, VA this weekend. In Saturday’s opening competition, Nathalie Williams ’25, Lola Diaz ’26, and Kathleen Shiffer ’26 made it past the first two rounds of singles play, advancing to Sunday. 

Williams earned a first-round bye and defeated her Carnegie Mellon opponent, 6-1, 6-1, in the second match. Diaz defeated Grove City, 6-0, 6-1, before defeating an opponent from Mary Washington, 7-6, 7-4. Shiffer beat Mary Washington, 6-3, 6-0, before defeating Johns Hopkins, 7-6, 9-7, 10-8. 

Diaz was also victorious in doubles play with partner Oviya Kumaran ’26. The duo defeated Mary Washington, 8-2, advancing to Sunday’s doubles competition. 

ITA Regional Tournament, Day 2:

Swarthmore women’s tennis competed in the round of sixteen on Sunday at the ITA Regional Tournament. 

Diaz had an intense match-up with Johns Hopkins, dropping the opening set 6-3 before earning a 6-0 victory in the second set. Diaz ultimately dropped the deciding set, 11-9.

Shiffer faced Carnegie Mellon and dropped the first set 6-3. Shiffer responded with a 6-3 victory in the second set before losing the third set, 10-4.

Williams fell to Christopher Newport after withdrawing from the match due to injury.

In doubles play, Diaz and Kumaran fell 8-3 to Christopher Newport. 


Swarthmore College: 3, Dickinson College: 0

Swarthmore volleyball opened Centennial Conference play on Saturday against Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The Garnet took an easy 25-18 win in the first set, followed by an intense, back-and-forth second set, narrowly winning 27-25. Swarthmore secured the sweep with a 25-20 victory in the third set. 

Notable Players: Trisha Razdan ’25 had a team-best ten kills, and Dani Pena ’24 had a team-best 32 assists.

Swarthmore College: 0, Elizabethtown College: 3

Swarthmore volleyball fell to Elizabethtown College, 0-3, on Tuesday at Tarble Pavilion, breaking its four-game win streak. The Garnet brought intensity in the second set, falling narrowly 25-23, and forced extra points in the third set, falling 33-31. 

Notable Players: Kaylee Zhang ’24 led the attack with a game-high of nineteen kills. Defensively, Ellie Streeper ’26 tallied a career-best 30 digs. 

Women’s Soccer: 

Swarthmore College: 2, Franklin and Marshall College: 0

Swarthmore women’s soccer traveled to Lancaster, PA on Saturday afternoon to face #25 Franklin and Marshall for their third conference match. The Garnet took an early lead in the sixth minute and ended the half 1-0. Swarthmore provided an insurance goal in the 86th minute to earn their third straight win and maintain their undefeated status in conference play.

Notable Players: Lauren Lior ’27 scored the Garnet’s early goal, while Ava Gizzie ’27 tallied the last minute goal. 

Swarthmore College: 3, Widener University: 2

Swarthmore women’s soccer faced Widener University on Wednesday night in Chester, PA. The Garnet opened the match with back-to-back goals in the 17th and 18th minutes, adding a third in the 23rd minute. The Lions responded with a goal late in the first half and their second in the 80th minute. Swarthmore is currently undefeated and ranked 22nd in the nation.

Notable Players: Gizzie, Lior, and Keren Maze ’25 scored the Garnet goals.

Men’s Soccer: 

Swarthmore College: 1, Franklin and Marshall College: 1

Swarthmore men’s soccer faced #9 Franklin and Marshall on Saturday in Lancaster, PA. After a 0-0 first half, the Garnet scored their first shot of the night in the 59th minute. Swarthmore maintained their lead against the highly ranked team for nearly thirty minutes before the Diplomats tied it up with just four minutes remaining on the clock. 

Notable Players: Len Yamabe ’27 scored the Garnet goal, while Christian Bignotti ’25 made six saves. 

Swarthmore College: 2, Washington College: 1

Swarthmore men’s soccer fell to Washington College on Wednesday night at Clothier Field. The Shoremen scored two goals in the first half, one in the 15th minute and the second in the 34th. The Garnet responded with a goal in the 48th minute; however, they could not tie up the game.

Notable Players: Tejas Sarna ’25 had the lone Garnet goal, assisted by Koome Murungi ’26.

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore College: 5, McDaniel College: 0

Swarthmore field hockey opened conference play against McDaniel College at Clothier Field on Saturday. The Garnet took an early lead in the eighth minute and proceeded to outshoot the Green Terror, 18-3. The 5-0 shutout ups the Garnet’s win streak to five games.

Notable Players: Magdelana Jordan ’27 had a goal and two assists, and Brooke Findlay ’24 had a goal and an assist. Cassandra Conklin ’26 saved all three shots she faced, earning her third shutout of the season. 

Swarthmore College: 1, Bryn Mawr College: 0

Swarthmore field hockey secured an impressive win over No. 16-ranked Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday night at home. After three scoreless quarters, the Garnet tallied the lone goal of the night in the 58th minute. 

Notable Players: Sophia Hitchingham ’25 scored the last-minute goal, assisted by Anna Stancofski ’24. Conklin made three big saves to earn her fourth shutout. 

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