The womenâ€™s tennis team finished up their last regular- season home matches last Saturday by losing to the University of Incarnate Word, but defeating Texas Lutheran University.
â€œWe did really well. We went out and competed and did the best we could,â€ said first year Caroline White. â€œAll the girls played really well and there were a lot of positives in the matches.â€
The women lost their first game 7-2 to Division II Incarnate Word. In doubles play, White and junior Kathleen Lundquist clinched the only victory in the No. 2 position. First year Kristy Hamilton was the only Tiger to win in singles play in the fifth position.
â€œIt was one of those matches we could use to work on a few things to get better for our TLU matches and the rest of the regional matches we have,â€ said head coach Jacob McMindes.
Later that afternoon, the Tigers beat Texas Lutheran University 8-1. Trinity swept the doubles competition, with wins coming from senior Thavindra Ekanayake and junior Kylie Hornbeck in the No. 1 position, White and Lundquist in the second position, and junior Stephanie Williamson and first year Gabrielle Roe in the third position.
â€œWeâ€™re starting to see a lot more chemistry with the doubles teams,â€ McMindes said. â€œTheyâ€™re starting to work more as a unit.â€
In singles play, Hornbeck won in the No. 2 spot, followed by Roe, Hamilton, Michelle Gun-Munro and Laura Roa.
â€œThey went out there, played really well and got the job done,â€ White said. â€œWe got the win, so that was exciting for us.â€
The women will finish up their regular season next weekend, with a match against University of Texas-Dallas on Friday afternoon, and matches against the University of Texas-Tyler and Collin County Community College on Sunday.
â€œWe believe we can end this weekend with some wins,â€ said junior Lavinia Bendandi in an email. â€œWe just need to keep playing our intense and competitive game and it should be a fun, useful and successful weekend.â€