Brewer and Devlin Win NEWITT Title
Issue   |   Tue, 10/29/2013 - 23:00

The Amherst women’s tennis team ended their fall season with an extremely successful showing in the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT), where they competed under a unique format. Each school sent up to five doubles teams, and matches between schools consisted of one doubles match and two singles matches played by each doubles partner.

Amherst’s number one doubles team, Jordan Brewer ’14 and Gabby Devlin ’14 were the number one seed for the tournament as well. The two lived up to expectations and won the Gail Smith A Flight without dropping a single match, going 15-0. Along the way, they defeated a number of talented teams. Once in quarterfinals, the competition got a little stiffer, but Brewer and Devlin handled all their opponents fairly easily, defeating Trinity’s top pair in the quarters, who was also ranked fifth in the tournament.

The final four teams remaining consisted of three Williams’ teams and Brewer and Devlin. The dynamic duo exited triumphantly, beating Williams’ second doubles team in the semis and top doubles pair, also ranked second overall, in the finals to capture the title.

Amherst’s number two doubles team, Jen Newman ’14 and Zoe Pangalos ’14 were able to make it to the quarterfinals before falling to Williams’ third ranked team, 2-1. The two were ranked fifth overall in the tournament and knocked off the number one team from Simmons, 3-0, in the first round. In the second round, the pair knocked off another number one doubles pair, 3-0 — this time from Tufts.

Amherst’s number three doubles team, Sue Ghosh ’16 and Safi Aly ’15, had a similar fate: making it to the quarterfinals before falling to a pair of Ephs. They started off strong, defeating Wesleyan’s top pair, 3-0, and continued their excellent play through the second round, where they beat MIT’s second doubles pairing, 2-1. Ghosh and Aly fell 3-0 to Williams’ top pairing and eventual finalist.

Amherst’s number four doubles team, Sarah Monteagudo ’16 and Isabel Camacho ’14, were able to record a win against Wheaton’s number one team before falling to Williams’ second team, 3-0.

Amherst’s number five doubles team, Amanda Zalameda ’17 and Maddy Sung ’16, played in the Chris Davis B Flight where they were ranked fifth overall. The pair also went 15-0, knocking off teams from Salve Regina, Trinity, Wesleyan,and MIT before facing Wesleyan’s third ranked team in the finals.

Despite the loss in the dual match against Williams, the Jeffs had a very successful and promising fall season and look forward to the Spring.