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Trinity Women's Tennis Whips Whittier For First Win Of The Season

Junior tri-captain Jillian Winer won 6-2, 6-1 at fifth singles
Junior tri-captain Jillian Winer won 6-2, 6-1 at fifth singles

Whittier, Calif - The visiting Trinity College Bantams rallied back from  2-1 deficit after doubles play to sweep the singles and hand the Whittier College Poets a 7-2 loss in women's tennis action this afternoon.  The Bantams even their season mark at 1-1 with the win in their West Coast opener over spring break, while the Poets fall to 3-6 with their second setback in a row.  Trinity hits the courts again tomorrow in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) match against No. 12-ranked Bowdoin at 9 a.m. at Redlands University.  The Poets host Principia in Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity senior tri-captain Janie Weber (Winchester, Mass.) and sophomore Lily Everett (Atlanta, Ga.) salvaged the doubles round with an 8-6 win at the No. 2 spot, before all six Bantam singles players won in straight sets.  Bantam junior Elena Pellegrini (Leghorn, Italy) allowed just one point at the top of the lineup, while junior tri-captain Jillian Winer (Bolton, Mass.) and first-year Ashley Walker (New Canaan, Conn.) yielded only three points at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

1. W- A Rodriguez/K Yeung d. Marta Drausnik/Elena Pellegrini, 8-1
2. TC- Lily Everett/Janie Weber d. M. Schmidt/A Turner, 8-6
3. W- S Bendanillo/K Lopez d. Julia Brogan/Morgan Wilkins, 8-7 (5)
1. TC- Pellegrini d. Yeung, 6-0, 6-1
2. TC- Drausnik d. Rodriguez, 6-4, 6-3
3. TC- Brogan d. Turner, 6-4, 6-4
4. TC- Krista Jiranek d. Lopez, 6-4, 10-8
5. TC- Jillian Winer d. K. Embrey, 6-2, 6-1
6. TC- Ashley Walker d. J. Cutler, 6-2, 6-1
Trinity (Conn.) 7, Whittier 2