Women's Tennis Is Third In The Nation
Issue   |   Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:46
Rob Mattson
The women's tennis team had a stellar season, going 16-5.

The women’s tennis team looked to repeat its NCAA championship finals appearance from last year, but fell just short, losing to Williams in the semi-finals. The team had a stellar run, going 16-5.

Sue Ghosh ’16 was joined by first-year Vickie Ip in a doubles team that posted a 19-7 record this season. The pair was recognized with All-NESCAC first team honors and will compete in the doubles tournament at the NCAA Championships.
The duo was also recognized with individual honors, with Ip named to the All-NESCAC going 16-8 in singles play. Ghosh landed on the second team for the second straight year posting a 17-6 record playing out of the No. 2 singles position.

The team battled in a narrowly decided NCAA Division III Regional contest to earn a 5-4 win over Johns Hopkins. Ip and Ghosh picked up wins in No. 1 doubles while Safi Aly ’15 and Sarah Monteaugudo ’16 were victorious on the No. 3 court.

Jacqueline Calla ’17 and Monteaugdo earned singles win on the No. 3 and No. 4 courts while Claire Carpenter ’17 secured the final win for the Jeffs in a victory that sent them to their seventh consecutive NCAA tournament quarter final appearance.
The Jeffs defeated MIT 5-1 in the quarterfinal match before falling to Williams in semi-final action.

Playing in the consolation match, the team grabbed third place at the national tournament, defeating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 5-1 score.

Aly and Monteaugudo earned an 8-3 victory in doubles play on the No. 3 court while Jacqueline Calla ’17 and Maddy Sung ’16 picked up a closely contested 9-7 victory on the No. 2 doubles court.

The strong play carried over to singles action as Monteagudo, Calla and Ghosh all rounded out the wins for the Jeffs.

With only one senior graduating from the team and two experienced captains returning, the team is set to chase a national championship in the new season.