Middlebury

Women's Tennis Wins Three Of Four In California

March 31, 2008

The Middlebury College women's tennis team won three of four contests played during their annual trip to California for spring break. The Panthers opened with an 8-1 win over Claremont-McKenna, before falling by a score of 7-2 to Azusa Pacific. Middlebury came back with an 8-1 win over M.I.T., before rounding out the week with a 6-3 victory over Pomona-Pitzer.

Two Panthers earned perfect 3-0 records on the trip in singles play, as senior Amy Berkman (Shelburne, Vt.) and junior Elizabeth Emery (McLean, Va.) accomplished the feat. Juniors Clare Burke (Summit, N.J.) and Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) earned 3-1 marks, as did sophomore Jamie Haar (Alpine, N.J.). In doubles play, Emery and senior Claire Smyser (Houston, Texas) along with Kurien/Burke each earned 3-1 records.

Date: March 23, 2008
Middlebury 8, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1

Singles:
1. Yasmin Entekhabi defeats Claire Smyser (M), 6-2, 6-4
2. Elizabeth Emery (M) defeats Stephanie Hammond, 6-3, 6-4
3. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Lisa Steckmest, 7-6(4), 6-1
4. Jamie Haar (M) defeats Hannah Kornfeld, 6-3, 6-1
5. Clare Burke (M) defeats Elisa LaCava, 6-2, 6-4
6. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Alle Hsu, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Smyser/Emery (M) defeat Hammond/Steckmest, 8-5
2. Stone/Haar (M) defeat Entekhabi/LaCava, 8-5
3. Kurien/Burke (M) defeat Kornfeld/Hsu, 8-3


Date: March 24, 2008
Azusa Pacific 7, Middlebury 2
Singles:
1. Bay Daniels defeats Claire Smyser (M), 7-6, 1-6, 7-6
2. Casey Wetzig defeats Chandra Kurien (M), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
3. Katy Jelsma defeats Jamie Haar (M), 6-2, 6-3
4. Sheryl Bon defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-3, 6-4
5. Kim Tran defeats Elizabeth Stone (M), 6-2, 6-4
6. Amy Berkman (M) defeats Lindsey Cloninger, 6-4, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Smyser/Elizabeth Emery (M) defeat Daniels/Bon, 9-8 (7-5
2. Jelsma/Wetzig defeat Stone/Haar (M), 8-3
3. Tran/Cloninger defeat Kurien/Burke (M), 8-4


Date: March 26, 2008
Middlebury 8, M.I.T. 1
Singles:
1. Leslie Hansen defeats Claire Smyser (M), 6-3, 6-4
2. Elizabeth Emery (M) defeats Mariah Hoover, 6-4, 6-3
3. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Melissa Diskin, 6-1, 6-3
4. Jamie Haar (M) defeats Yi Wang, 6-0, 6-2
5. Clare Burke (M) defeats Anisa McCree, 6-1, 6-1
6. Amy Berkman (M) defeats Jen Rees, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Smyser/Emery (M) defeat Hoover/Hanson, 8-6
2. Haar/Elizabeth Stone (M) defeat McCree/Wang, 8-6
3. Kurien/Burke (M) defeat Pikhart/Diskin, 8-2

Date: March 27, 2008
Middlebury 6, Pomona-Pitzer 3
Singles:

1. Siobhan Finicane defeats Claire Smyser (M), 6-2, 6-0
2. Elizabeth Emery (M) defeats Rebecca Lange, 6-2, 6-2
3. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Olivia Muesse, 6-4, 6-4
4. Jamie Haar (M) defeats Kathryn Myers, 6-3, 2-6 (9)
5. Clare Burke (M) defeats Lindsay Clough, 6-4, 6-2
6. Amy Berkman (M) defeats Chloe Schaefer, 6-2, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Finicane/Muesse defeats Smyser/Emery (M), 8-6
2. Lange/Kasyn Stevenson defeats Stone/Haar (M), 8-4
3. Kurien/Burke (M) defeats Alexandra Margolin/Zoe Fisher, 8-2