Barnett wins six games

Kiersten Patron  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kiersten Patron 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Swarthmore dropped just four games in singles play to complete a 9-0 win over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's tennis opener for both teams on Saturday.

Chelsea Barnett (Hanover, Pa./South Western) led the Green Terror (1-6, 0-1 CC), winning six total games. She and Kiersten Patron (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) played the closest of the three doubles matches, falling 8-4 to Brooke Wilkins and Katie Samuelson.

Stephanie Chia led the Garnet (3-1, 1-0 CC), going 2-0 without dropping a game. She partnered with Epiphany English to win 8-0 at second doubles before tallying a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

Emily Rosenblum and Gavatri Ivengar also won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Wednesday. Match time is 3 p.m.

Swarthmore 9, McDaniel 0

1. Brooke Wilkins/Katie Samuelson (S) def. Kiersten Patron/Chelsea Barnett 8-4;
2. Stephanie Chia/Epiphany English (S) def. Laura Pollard/Elise O'Meara 8-0;
3. Jackie Lane/Gayatri Iyengar (S) def. Sophie White/Danielle Cloney 8-1.

1. Lia Carlson (S) def. Patron 6-1, 6-0;
2. Emily Rosenblum (S) def. Cloney 6-0, 6-0;
3. Kelsey Johnson (S) def. Barnett 6-1, 6-1;
4. Chia (S) def. White 6-0, 6-0;
5. English (S) def. Pollard 6-1, 6-0;
6. Iyengar (S) def. O'Meara 6-0, 6-0.