Panther women’s tennis hits 3-0 mark

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, on Saturday improved to 3-0 with a 7-2 victory over 17th-ranked M.I.T.
The Panthers will next take to the court for five matches out in California during its spring break trip, starting with a visit to 12th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
This past Saturday, Middlebury jumped out to a 2-1 edge after doubles action. The Panther tandem of Lauren Amos and Margot Marchese secured the first point at No. 3 doubles with an 8-2 victory over Michelle Dutt and Krystal Lai.
At No. 2, the duo of Alexandra Fields and Jennifer Sundstrom battled to a 9-8 (10-8 tiebreaker) victory against Victoria Tam and Elysa Kohrs. M.I.T. (11-2) grabbed its point in the top flight when Lauren Quisenberry and Julia Hsu edged Middlebury’s Ria Gerger and Kaysee Orozco, 8-6.
In singles play, the Panthers cruised to straight-set wins in the top-five flights. Gerger was victorious at No. 1 (6-1, 6-3) against Quisenberry, while Orozco was next off the court with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3 against Wendy Kong. Fields won at No. 2 by identical 6-3, 6-3 scores over Kohrs, while Marchese (6-2, 6-4) and Dorrie Paradies (6-4, 6-2) prevailed vs. Tam and Vynnie Kong at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
The Engineers secured their lone singles point at No. 6, when Lai defeated Sadie Shackelford, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9. 

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