MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The No. 27 nationally ranked Bates women's tennis team lost by a 9-0 score at No. 5 Wesleyan University on Wednesday.
The host Cardinals (8-1, 4-1 NESCAC) won convincingly, outscoring Bates (9-6, 3-3 NESCAC) by an aggregate 24-5 score before sweeping singles play in straight sets.
Senior captain Maisie Silverman (Brunswick, Maine) competed well against the top-rated singles player in Division III, two-time NCAA champion Eudice Chong, falling 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.
First-year Haley Washington (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) played Zoe Klass-Warch to a 6-3, 6-3 decision at No. 6 singles, in the most competitive singles score of the day; she teamed with sophomore Suzanne Elfman (Longmeadow, Mass.) for an 8-4 loss at third doubles. Sophomore Lauren Hernandez (Chester, N.J.) fell 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.
Bates next plays its final non-conference match Saturday at Brandeis.