Women's Tennis Looks Solid At ITA Regional

September 26, 2004

9/26/04 - The Panther women's tennis team took part in the ITA Regional Tennis Tournament hosted by <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Williams College last weekend. Middlebury had more players (4) in the round of 16 than any other school in the tournament.

In singles action, sophomore Claire Smyser (Houston, Texas) won four matches on her way to a spot in the semifinals, where she fell to the eventual champion, 6-0, 6-1. First-year player Amy Berkman (Shelburne, Vt.) turned in a solid performance as she won three times before falling in the quarterfinals to the top-seeded player, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and first-year players Amanda Berck (Roslyn, N.Y.) each won two matches before falling in the round of 16. Roche lost 6-2, 4-6, 10-6, while Berck  was eliminated 1-6, 6-3, 10-4.

In doubles action, Berck and Roche were solid, winning their first two matches 8-0. They won their quarterfinal match 8-6 before falling in the semifinals, 8-5.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />