Panther women’s tennis starts with two 9-0 victories

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury women’s tennis team opened up its spring season with a pair of 9-0 indoor wins at home against Colby and Brandeis on Saturday. The Panthers are ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III.
Vs. Colby, Middlebury took a 3-0 lead in doubles, dropping just four games. Singles play was similar as the Panthers won 72 of 78 games.
Ria Gerger made quick work of her opponent at No. 1, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 win. Margot Marchese kept things rolling at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win, while Dorrie Paradies cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4. Kaysee Orozco was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 2, while Katie Paradies earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the fifth spot. Also playing her first dual match, Jennifer Sundstrom emerged victorious 6-1, 6-1 in the sixth slot.
Vs. No. 24 Brandeis, the Panthers again took a 3-0 lead in doubles play, and then Panthers swept all six singles matches in straight set, although some scores were closer.
Orozco opened with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3, before Dorrie Paradies made it 5-0 with a 6-3, 6-0 victory in the fourth spot. Alexandra Fields won 6-1, 6-2 in at No. 2. Gerger picked up an impressive win at No. 1 over 17th-ranked Carley Cooke, coming from 2-5 down to earn a 7-5, 6-3 victory. Lauren Amos earned a 6-1, 6-3 win in the sixth slot, while Sadie Shackelford won, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 5. 

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