March 30, 2009

The Panther women's tennis team played six matches over spring break in Georgia, five of them coming against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The trip began with an 8-1 loss to third-ranked Berry, before a loss to #7 Emory by the same score the following day. The 13th ranked Panthers then earned a 6-3 win over #10 Wellesley as senior Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) and Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) came from 3-0 down to win their doubles match. First-year player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) came from a set down to clinch the match with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. The Panthers suffered a 5-3 loss to second-ranked Washington & Lee in their next match, losing three singles matches in three sets. The trip ended with a 5-3 loss to #4 University of Chicago and a 6-3 setback to 15th ranked Washington University.

Stone had a solid week for the Panthers, going 4-1 in singles play. Kurien earned a 3-2 mark, while Aiello went 3-3. Aiello and junior Jamie Haar (Alpine, N.J.) went 2-0 in doubles play.

For complete match results, see: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports/womens/tennis/
. Women's tennis record: 4-5
. Up next: 4/1 @ Skidmore, 4/4 vs. Wesleyan - 9:30, 4/5 vs. Trinity - 9:30