Panther women’s tennis stretches winning streak to six
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team won twice on the road this past weekend, stretching the Panthers’ unbeaten streak to six matches and improving their record to 11-3, 6-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers were ranked No. 7 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll and conclude their regular season with a Saturday match at No. 5 Amherst.
On Sunday, the Panthers blanked host Connecticut College (10-8, 1-5 NESCAC), 9-0, in New London.
Winning were the No. 1 doubles team of Ria Gerger and Lily Bondy, the No. 2 team of Kaysee Orozco and Sadie Shackelford, and the No. 3 team of Alexandra Fields and Christina Puccinelli; the closest match was 8-2.
In singles play, the Panthers cruised to straight-set wins in all six flights, dropping a combined total of four games.
Winning at No. 1 was Fields; at No. 2, Bondy; at No. 3, Puccinelli; at No. 4, Molly Paradies; at No. 5, Shackelford; and at No. 6, Catherine Miller.
On Saturday, the Panthers upended No. 14 MIT (12-7), 7-2. Winning in doubles were Gerger and Bondy at No. 1 and Fields and Puccinelli at No. 3 in convincing fashion.
In singles, winning at No. 1 was Gerger; at No. 3, Bondy; at No. 4, Puccinelli; at No. 5, Molly Paradies; and at No. 6, Shackelford.
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