CAMBRIDGE – Freshman Mathilda Rigby of the Tufts University women's tennis team was defeated in the singles championship match of the 2019 MIT Invitational on Sunday morning.
Rigby faced another freshman in Wesleyan's Caitlyn Ferrante. They went to a tie-breaker in the first set that Ferrante won 7-6. She then wrapped up the title with a 6-4 score in the second set.
Despite the loss, Rigby enjoyed a strong opening weekend to her Tufts career bu winning four out of five matches. She had opened the tournament with a round of 32 win over Wesleyan sophomore Megan Tran 6-2 and 6-3 on Friday. She also had a 6-1, 6-4 win against Amherst freshman Sarah Park Friday.
Into the quarterfinals on Saturday, she defeated her sophomore teammate Nicole Frankel (6-1, retired) to get into the semis. There she won in three sets (6-3, 5-7, 6-4) over Wesleyan sophomore Alexis Almy.
The Jumbos will return to action in two weeks (Sept. 27-29) at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Middlebury.