The women’s tennis team took to the courts this Homecoming weekend as hosts of the Bowdoin Invitational, the team’s final event of its fall season. Bowdoin went a combined 24-12 in its matches over the weekend against athletes from Wellesley, Tufts and Bates.

After claiming All American status with their fourth place finish at the ITA Small College Nationals in South Carolina two weeks ago the doubles pair of Emma Chow ’15 and Tess Trinka ’18 split up, each playing with other team members as the squad tries to get its best rotation together for the spring season. 

The two may have missed the connection they created over the fall season as Trinka, paired with Pilar Giffenig ’17, went 2-2 in their doubles matches and Chow went 2-1 with her new partner Cory Alini ’18. In singles the two were much more successful—Chow won all four of her matches while Trinka played an even 2-2 in hers.

Sam Stalder ’17 and Kyra Silitch ’17 played well for the Polar Bears, with Stalder wining both of her two singles matches, and Silitch going 2-1 in her three matches.     

The team will inaugurate its spring season during March break when it travels to California to play top D-III competition on the West Coast. Co-captain Tiffany Cheng ’16 will return from a semester abroad to help the Polar Bears build off of their elite eight finish in last year’s D-III national championships.