Women's Tennis Falls to Archrival Williams, 5-4
Issue   |   Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:44

Women’s tennis suffered its first loss to Williams in its first dual-match opener 5-4 Saturday, Oct. 11.

Coming off of last spring’s season as national runner-ups, starting off the season 0-1 is tough for the Lady Jeffs.

In the No. 1 spot, Vickie Ip ’18 and Sue Ghosh ’16 defeated Williams’ Curran and Pylypiv, 8-1. In the No. 3 position, Sarah Monteagudo ’16 and Safi Aly ’15 edged Atkinson and McDonnell of Williams, 9-7.

In singles competition, the Jeffs cinched the wins in the No. 1 and 2 positions thanks to Ip and Ghosh, respectively. Ip defeated Shin in a close match 6-3, 3-6, 10-6, and Ghosh won 6-2, 6-3.

Simione Aisiks ’17 fell short in the No. 3 spot, 0-6, 6-3, 1-6. The Ephs defeated the Jeffs in the No. 3 singles spot through the No. 6 to narrowly win 5-4.

Women’s tennis hosted Wesleyan, MIT, Middlebury, Williams, Brandeis, Babson, Wheaton, Trinity, and Roger Williams in the three-day NEWITT Tournament this past weekend. Amherst first defeated Wesleyan 3-0, then Middlebury 3-0, then Williams 3-0, before falling to Williams 2-1 on Sunday.

The Lady Jeffs concluded their fall season, and look forward to winter training to prepare for spring competition.

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