Women's Tennis Goes 1-1 Over the Weekend, Defeats No. 17 Wesleyan
Issue   |   Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:50

With beautiful spring weather in New England, it was the ideal weekend for some tennis. The women’s tennis had two matches under the sun as the team faced off against archrival and No. 1-ranked Williams on Saturday and No. 17-ranked Wesleyan on Sunday. The Jeffs went 1-1 this weekend, losing to Williams but bouncing back the next day to defeat Wesleyan.

On Saturday, the team headed west to the Berkshires for a No. 1/No. 3 showdown. Despite an impressive 8-3 win on the No. 1 doubles court from Amherst’s Sue Gosh ’16 and Vickie Ip ’18, Williams would ultimately defeat the Jeffs 8-1.

“We had a tough loss against Williams, but we’re hoping to see them again in the NESCAC,” senior Safi Aly said. “We want a second shot at them.”

The Jeffs’ resilience showed itself on Sunday when the team rebounded with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals. The win was powered by stellar singles play. The team was victorious on courts two through six with decisive wins from Sue Gosh ’16 (court two), Jackie Calla ’17 (court three), Sarah Monteagudo ’16 (court four), Megan Adamo ’17 (court five) and Claire Carpenter ’16 (court six). In doubles action, the ladies in purple would fall short on courts one and two, but in a back-and-forth match on court three, Safi Aly and Sarah Monteagudo defeated Wesleyan’s Dasha Dubinsky and Aashii Budhiraja 9-7.

After the weekend, the Jeffs stand at 11-2 overall this year and 5-1 in the NESCAC. They play on the road at Middlebury this Saturday at 1 p.m. to finish out league play for the season. Saturday is expected be another NESCAC showdown with Middlebury ranked third in the region behind No. 1 Williams and No. 2 Amherst.

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