Ephs Lose at Amherst 6-3

Korina Neveux '19
Korina Neveux '19

AMHERST, MA - The Ephs suffered a 6-3 loss against longtime rival Amherst College on Saturday. The 6-3 win Amherst snapped a Williams 11-match win streak in the series. Williams now leads the all-time series 42-40. 

In doubles, Williams won two of the three matches with number 2 pair Leah Bush '19 / Emily Zheng '20 and number 3 pair Chloe Henderson '20 / Julia Pham '22 both winning their matches 8-6. First-year Maxine Ng and senior Korina Neveux lost to Amherst's Jackie Bukzin and Claire Evans 8-0. 

In singles, the Ephs picked up their third point with Korina Neveux winning her match against Kelsey Chen 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. In the other five singles matches, Amherst prevailed, with close matches coming out of Ng and Pham. 

"It was a tough outcome but we came out of the match with a lot of positives," commented assistant coach Felix Sun. "We played with great energy and showed grit against a strong Amherst team. We're excited to keep improving each day both on and off the court. We gotta get healthier and fitter as we've had some tough luck with injuries as well. Full speed ahead!"

The Ephs will play next at the Middlebury Invitational October 12-14, which will be their last event for the fall season.

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