Women’s tennis wins 1 of 2
MAINE — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team, ranked eighth nationally, split a pair of NESCAC road matches last weekend in Maine. The Panthers fell to No. 10 Bowdoin on Saturday, 7-2, but rebounded for a 9-0 victory Sunday over Bates. The Panthers’ record stands at 8-5.
With the Panthers playing for the first time in a week, the Polar Bears on Saturday grabbed all three points in doubles play. In singles, only Alexandra Fields at No. 2 (6-2, 6-4) and Kaysee Orozco at No. 4 (1-6, 6-4, 7-5) were victorious for Middlebury.
Panther Junior Ria Gerger went to a tiebreaker at No. 1 singles, but fell to Joulia Likhanskaia.
Middlebury turned around on Sunday and cruised through all three matches in doubles’ action as the Panthers maneuvered their lineup around a bit. They also swept singles play. The doubles winners vs. Bates were: No. 1 Kaysee Orozco and Jennifer Sundstrom, 8-1; No. 2 Lauren Amos and Alexandra Fields, 8-2; and No. 3 Sadie Shackelford and Katie Paradies, 8-1.
In singles the winners were No. 1 Gerger, No. 2 Fields, No. 3 Paradies, No. 4 Shackelford, No. 5 Amos and No. 6 Sundstrom.
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