Middlebury

Women's Tennis Falls To Bowdoin In NESCAC Tourney

April 25, 2008

The Middlebury women's tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 match to Bowdoin in the first-round of the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Middlebury. The Polar Bears move to 12-6 on the year and will meet Williams in a NESCAC semifinal match in Middlebury at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Panthers finish their season at 10-5.

Middlebury took a 2-1 lead early after winning a pair of doubles matches. The third and final doubles contest saw Middlebury's Clare Burke and Jamie Haar come from 6-1 down to pick up an 9-7 win.

With the match tied at 3-3, Elizabeth Stone of Middlebury picked up a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 win over Elizabeth Pedowitz of Bowdoin at #6 singles to give the Panthers a 4-3 lead.

Bowdoin answered at #3 singles as Sarah D'Elia defeated Elizabeth Emery 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to tie the match at 4-4. Rachel Waldman of Bowdoin already led Haar 3-0 in the third set at #5 singles, as she went on to a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-0 victory.

April 25, 2008
Bowdoin 5, Middlebury 4

Singles
1. Kristen Raymond (B) def. Claire Smyser (M) - 7-5, 6-2
2. Sarah D'Elia (B) def. Elizabeth Emery (M) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
3. Chandra Kurien (M) def. Kaitlin Raymond (B) - 6-0, 6-2
4. Brett Davis (B) def. Clare Burke (M) - 6-4, 6-4
5. Rachel Waldman (B) def. Jamie Haar (M) - 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-0
6. Elizabeth Stone (M) def. Elizabeth Pedowitz (B) - 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Doubles
1. Kr. Raymond/D'Elia (B) def. Smyser/Emery (M) - 8-1
2. Burke/Haar (M) def. Waldman/Davis (B) - 9-7
3. Stone/Kurien (M) def. Pedowitz/Ka. Raymond (B) - 8-3