Women’s Tennis Falls to Middlebury, Record Moves to 11-3 Overall
Issue   |   Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:54
Megan Robertson '15
Women’s tennis looks to rally as they head into NESCACs.

The Amherst women’s tennis team took on Middlebury last Saturday. Going into the weekend, the Jeffs stood at second in the NESCAC, with the Panthers closely behind in third.

Nationally, Amherst held the No. 3 rank with Middlebury at No. 8. Amherst traveled up to Middlebury’s Proctor Tennis Courts for this NESCAC showdown and after a nail-biter of a match, came home with a loss.

The teams split wins in singles action as Middlebury took courts No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4, while Amherst was victorious on courts No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6. Junior Sue Gosh trounced Alexandra Fields 6-4, 6-4 on court No. 2 and sophomore Megan Adamo defeated Margot Marchese 6-4, 7-6 on court No. 5.

However, court No. 6 was where the real battle took place, and Claire Carpenter ’17 went in to a thrilling three sets against Middlebury’s Katie Paradeis, eventually coming up with the win. In doubles action, Jackie Calla ’17 and Maddy Sung ’16 were victorious on court two to earn Amherst its only doubles win of the match.

The loss marks Amherst’s second NESCAC loss and third on the season overall, moving their record to 11-3.
The team heads back up to Middlebury this weekend to seek vengeance in the 2015 NESCAC tournament.