Women’s tennis blanks two foes to remain undefeated

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team on Saturday picked up 9-0 victories over visiting Colby and St. Lawrence on Saturday to improve to 4-0. The Panthers, ranked fourth in NCAA Division III, head west for five matches in California during their spring break trip, starting with a contest at Grossman on Sunday.
Against Colby (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC) in the day’s first match, Middlebury notched doubles wins from the No. 1 tandem of Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger, the No. 2 team of Christina Puccinelli and Heather Boehm, and the No. 3 pair of Molly Paradies and Ann Martin Skelly.
In singles, the Panthers dropped a combined 10 games during the six matches. Emily Bian started with victory at No. 6 before Puccinelli won in the second spot. Hughes won at No. 1, Catherine Blazye prevailed at No. 3, Schossberger won in the fourth spot, and Paradies completed the sweep at No. 5.
In the match against St. Lawrence (1-4), the Panthers surrendered just four games in the trio of doubles wins. Maddi Stow and Blazye won at No. 2, Puccinelli and Boehm posted a victory in the third flight, and Hughes and Schossberger prevailed in the top flight.
Middlebury surrendered just three games in the six singles wins. Paradies was victorious at No. 5, Boehm No. 3 (6-0, 6-0), Stow at No. 4, Hughes at No. 1, Puccinelli at No. 2 position, and Skelly at No. 6.

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