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the first two rounds by defeating its oppo- nents 4-1. In the third round, Barnstable came to town. Ashley went undefeated in straight sets and was off the court fast. Caitlyn and Anna started with commanding, 6-0, 6-2 sets, respectively. Then a looming, dark cloud rumbled in. Lightning and a downpour forced the players inside to the nearby Boston Sports Club. Indoors, Wellesley lost momentum. Caitlyn dropped her second set 4-6, and first and second doubles lost. Anna restored hope, tying the team match with a convincing win in straight sets. Again, it came down to Caitlyn who was locked in a see-saw battle against a tough opponent. Though spectators were not allowed court- side, Kelli and Anna noted the Barnstable players were there. They led their team- mates through the glass enclosed viewing area to bolster their besieged teammate. With renewed focus and channeled emo- tions thanks to the support of her team, she won her third set 6-2 and kept Wellesley's hopes alive, at least for another day. In the fourth round, Wellesley faced Sharon. Though Ashley had never lost a set, she now faced her toughest opponent. Down 5-6 in the second set, she reached down deep and emerged with the determination to pull off a 7-5 set and match victory. Then first doubles lost. Caitlyn played "tight" and appeared distracted despite encouragement from her sister and Anna on adjacent courts and from other teammates courtside. After 133 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Two Inches to Perfect

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