Women's Tennis Ends Season In NCAA Quarters

May 15, 2007

The Middlebury women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to Washington & Lee in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The match was played at Mary Washington University in Virginia. The Panthers end their season with a 13-5 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament wins.

Middlebury jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Amy Roche and Claire Smyser were 8-4 victors at #1 doubles. W&L tied the match with an 8-4 win over Elizabeth Stone and Elizabeth Emery in the third slot, while Emily Holick and Claire Burke lost a tough 9-8 decision at #2.

Trailing 2-1, Smyser was a 6-2, 6-4 winner at #2 before Burke fell 7-5, 6-4 in the #6 slot to give W&L a 3-2 lead. Roche earned a tight 6-4, 7-5 win at #1 before Stone was defeated 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 at #4 to make it a 4-3 lead for W&L. Emery was defeated 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 to give W&L the 5-3 victory. Holick and her opponent had each won a set at #6 before the match was completed.