Women's tennis falls in semifinals to #7 Blue Jays

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Haverford College women's tennis team came up short in its bid to advance to the Centennial Conference finals for the first time in program history as the visiting Fords fell 5-0 to seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins University in the conference semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Haverford (12-7) saw its season come to an end as the top seed Blue Jays moved out to a 3-0 lead after the doubles portion of the match and never looked back.

The Fords' hopes for a rally during singles did not come to fruition as Johns Hopkins (17-2) won at No. 2 and No. 4 singles to take the match.

Falling in the semifinals for the second consecutive season, Haverford, the 16th-ranked team in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic South Region, reached double figures in wins for the third straight campaign.

The defending conference champion Blue Jays move on to the title match against Swarthmore College at 3 p.m. on Sunday.