October 10, 2011

            The Middlebury College women's tennis team hosted the fifth annual Gail Smith Doubles Tournament on campus. Thirty doubles teams from eight different schools competed in the tournament, honoring long-time Middlebury coach and administrator Gail Smith. Women's duos from Amherst, Bowdoin, Brandeis, Middlebury, Rochester, Skidmore, St. Lawrence and Trinity took part in the tournament, as well as some open duos. Eight round-robin draws were held, several of them boasting the names of former Panther women's tennis coaches. One team emerged from each draw into the championship round, while the other squads continued round-robin play all weekend.

            Senior Sally Wilkey (Vero Beach, Fla.) and first-year player Lok-Sze Leung (Hong Kong) were the top Middlebury duo at the event, advancing out of their brackets and into the eight-team championship round. The duo opened with an 8-3 win over an open duo, before beating a pair from Amherst 8-4 to head into the finals. Wilkey and Leung faced another pair from Amherst in the championship, falling by a score of 8-6.
• Women’s tennis hosts doubles tournament
• Up next: 10/14-16 @ NEWITT (Mount Holyoke)