Middlebury

Women's Tennis Advances To NCAA Regional Final

May 5, 2007

The Middlebury women's tennis team swept Vassar 5-0 in second-round NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament play on Saturday at Bowdoin College. With the victory, the Panthers (12-4) advance to play in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against host Bowdoin College.

Behind a strong performance by NESCAC Player of the Year Amy Roche and second-team honoree Claire Smyser at #1 (8-5), the Panthers swept the doubles matches in convincing fashion. Emily Holick/Clare Burke (8-4 at #2) and Elizabeth Stone/Elizabeth Emory (8-6 at #3). Holick won her #5 singles match over Anna Will of Vassar, 6-1, 6-1 before Burke clinched the victory with a win at #6 over Alexis Jacobson, 6-3, 6-3.

Vassar, the Liberty League champions, close out their season with a record of 16-6. Middlebury and Bowdoin have already played once this season, with the Polar Bears taking a 7-2 victory on April 14.

*Doubles:*
1. MID - Amy Roche/Claire Smyser def. Debbie Sharnak/Kelly Graham 8-5 2. MID - Emily Holick/Clare Burke def. Elysa Kliman/Krista Romita 8-4 3. MID - Elizabeth Stone/Elizabeth Emory def. Nicole Pontee/Anna Will 8-6

*Singles:*
1. DNF - Amy Roche v. Debbie Sharnak 6-1, 3-2 2. DNF - Claire Smyser v. Kelly Graham6-3 5-2 3. DNF - Elizabeth Emory Nicole Pontee 6-4, 1-6 4. DNF - Elizabeth Stone v. Elysa Kilman 6-1, 5-4 5. MID - Emily Holick def Anna Will 6-1, 6-1 6. MID - Clare Burke def Alexis Jacobson 6-3, 6-3