Weekend recap with the Mules: Tennis, Softball, Baseball

Colby Echo (Emily Schaefer)

Courtesy of Colby Athletics

Women’s Tennis

Colby College Women’s Tennis, ranked at number 40 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll for the first time in 15 years earned a 9–0 win over Connecticut College this weekend. This victory brought the Mules to an 8–4 overall record (2–3 in NESCAC play). Sisters Gabriela and Lydia Venditti ’19 won in super tie-breakers. Both won their first sets to take an early lead. Maddie Lupone ’18 lost her opening set at fifth singles, but also came out on top 10–3 in the super tie breaker. Calle Nesbitt ’21 had a 6–3, 6–1 win at the third singles position while Jessica Tsai ’20 added a 6–3, 6–0 victory at the fourth singles spot. At the sixth singles position, Isha Banerjee ’21 had a 6–1, 6–2 victory playing sixth singles. In the first doubles match, Lydia Venditti and Tsai won 9–7 while Gabriela Venditti and Nesbitt secured a victory 8–6 in the second doubles. At third doubles, Jamie Pine ’19 teamed with Lupone to take the win 8–2.

Men’s Tennis

The Colby men’s tennis team had an equally exciting weekend defeating the Connecticut College Camels 9–0. The Mules, now 8–2 overall and 3–1 in NESCAC play, received six straight wins at the singles spot from Scott Altmeyer ’20, Sumkh Pathi ’21, Garrett Reiter ’21, Jeremy Mendoza ’18, Luis Gonzalez ’20 and Jonathan Hallal ’20. Pathi had the closest match of the day in a 6–4, 7–6 win at the second doubles position. Altmeyer is now 8–1 in singles play. In the doubles round, Altmeyer and Pathi teamed to win 8–4 at the first position, while Shaw Speer ’18 paired with Reiter for an 8–5 win at third doubles, bringing their record to 7–2.

Softball

Women’s softball faced the Tufts University Jumbos in a single game of NESCAC play this Saturday. Despite their late four-run scoring streak in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Mules fell 12–4 to the Jumbos and dropped their record to 1–18. With Ella Hommeyer ’20 reaching base off of a walk and Paige Harnett ’19 on a single, Vanessa Warshaw ’18 had a triple to bring them home. Julia Saul ’18 followed with a double to bring Warshaw in then scored herself off of a single by Wiley Holton ’19. Holly Lallis ’19 also had one hit for Colby. On the mound, Holton struck out three batters and walked two. The Mules are looking ahead to a double header on Wednesday against University of Maine Farmington from an April 4 make-up.

Baseball

The Colby men’s baseball team faced Trinity College in a three-game series in Waterville this weekend. In game one Friday afternoon, the Mules fell 12–2 to the Bantams despite a two-run homer from Matt Garcia ’18 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Keenan Iuliano ’19 and Jackson Ward ’19 each had two hits while William Wessman ’20 doubled. In the second game of the series Saturday and the first of the day, Colby led 1–0 through three innings when Matt Treveloni’s ’18 RBI single brought Andrew Russell ’21 home. However, Trinity stormed back to take the game 13–1. After the third and final game, the Mules dropped to 4–15 overall and 1–5 in NESCAC play with a 6–3 loss. On the mound, Will Cohen ’19 struck out four batters in six innings while Brooks Parker ’19 struck out one in one inning. Matt Mitchell ’19 batted 2–2 and scored for the Mules while Wessman also added a run and went 1–2. Tommy McGee ’21 added one hit and scored. Colby will face the University of Maine Presque Isle this upcoming Monday.