Middlebury College women's tennis player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) has been named to the 2009 ITA Division III Women's All-American Team. The Middlebury rookie advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, Georgia before falling in the second round a few weeks ago. Earlier this spring, Aiello was named both the NESCAC and the ITA Women's Tennis Northeast Rookie of the Year. She finished the season ranked ninth in the northeast and 21st nationally, taking on a very competitive schedule of opponents. She had an impressive rookie season for the Panthers, playing at #1 singles for the entire spring. The first-team all-league selection owned a 13-8 record in singles play, taking on several of the top-ranked players in the region.
Middlebury College women's tennis player Victoria Aiello advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, Georgia before falling in the second round. The Panther rookie was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Jennifer Kung of the University of Chicago in the first round of play. She was eliminated from the bracket with a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Lorne McManigle of Emory, the fifth seed in the 32-woman bracket.
First-year player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) will represent the Middlebury College women's tennis team at NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, Georgia from May 22nd-24th. Oglethorpe University and the Gwinnett Sports Commission are hosting the event at the Collins Hill Athletic Club. Aiello was named both the NESCAC and the ITA Women's Tennis Northeast Rookie of the Year. She had an impressive rookie season for the Panthers, playing at #1 singles for the entire spring. The first-team all-league selection owned a 12-7 record in singles play, taking on several of the top-ranked players in the region. She is currently ranked seventh among all players in the Northeast Region.
Middlebury College women's tennis player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) has been named the ITA Women's Tennis Northeast Rookie of the Year. Aiello had an impressive rookie season for the Panthers, playing at #1 singles for the entire spring. The first-team all-league selection earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, owning a 12-7 record. She is currently ranked seventh among all players in the Northeast Region. Assistant Coach Karen Wells was also honored by the ITA, earning Northeast Assistant Coach of the Year honors.
After an NCAA Tournament win on Saturday, the Middlebury women's tennis team saw its season come to an end (11-10) with a 5-1 loss to defending NCAA Champion Williams (19-2) in a regional final contest. The two conference opponents had already faced off twice earlier in the season, with Williams taking both matches. The match was tighter today than it had been in previous contests, as the two of three unfinished matches were involved in three set battles while the third unfinished match appeared in Middlebury's control.
Middlebury advanced to an NCAA Regional final after a 5-0 victory over Wellesley in a match played at Williams. The Panthers advance to take on the host school in the regional finals on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Wellesley ends its season at 18-5, while Middlebury improves to 11-9.
Three members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team earned post-season honors, as Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Aiello also earned first-team All-Conference honors, while senior Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) and senior Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) earned second team honors in singles and doubles. The threesome are preparing for this weekend's NCAA Regional hosted by Williams.
The Middlebury College women's tennis team will make its sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament when they travel to Williams for a regional from May 8th-10th. Middlebury will take on the winner of the Endicott/Wellesley match on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. while Williams battles the winner of the Vassar/Simmons contest at 8:00 a.m. The winners meet in the regional final with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The Middlebury women's tennis team fell to defending national champion Williams 5-0 in a NESCAC semifinal contest played at Williams. The Panthers will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced on Monday. Williams will meet Amherst in the championship match on Sunday.
After a late start, Middlebury made quick work of Trinity as the Panthers earned a 5-1 win over the Bantams in a NESCAC Tournament first-round match-up at Williams. Middlebury advances to take on the host school in a semifinal contest at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The Middlebury women's tennis team has earned the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament at Williams. Amherst, winner of the last four NESCAC crowns, will begin its pursuit of a fifth conference title this weekend during the 2009 NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship at Williams in Williamstown, Mass. The top-seeded Jeffs along with the second-seeded Ephs have earned a first round bye and will await the results of Friday's first round.
The Middlebury women's tennis team ended its regular season with a 7-2 loss to Amherst at home on Proctor Courts. Anna and Clare Burke earned an 8-4 doubles win, while Tori Aiello picked up a singles victory, leading 3-2 when her opponent retired.
The Middlebury women's tennis team picked up a NESCAC road win at Tufts, defeating the Jumbos 7-2. The Panthers entered the match 15th in the latest Division III national rankings, while the Jumbos were ranked 19th. Middlebury took two of three singles matches to grab an early 2-1 lead. The Panthers won five of six singles contests, including a win by Anna Burke at #5 singles. Burke dropped the first set 6-0, before coming back with a pair of 6-2 wins.
The Middlebury College tennis team dropped a mid-week NESCAC match to Williams on Proctor Courts. Chandra Kurien was the lone singles winner, earning a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at #3, while she and Elizabeth Stone were 8-5 winners in doubles play.
The Middlebury women's tennis team earned a split in Maine over the weekend, falling to #12 Bowdoin 6-3, before earning an 8-1 win over Colby. The 13th ranked Panthers saw Elizabeth Stone and Whitney Hanson earn singles wins over Bowdoin, while Victoria Aiello and Alexandra Guynn won their doubles contest. At Colby, the Panthers swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles contests in straight sets.
The Panther women's tennis team picked up a NESCAC victory as they earned an 8-1 win over Trinity in the Nelson Rec Center. Middlebury swept the doubles matches and won four of five singles matches in straight sets. Anna Burke clinched the match with her 6-2, 6-3 win in the #4 singles slot.
The Middlebury women's tennis team picked up its second straight win as they Panthers earned a 7-2 victory over Wesleyan in the Nelson Rec Center. The Panthers took two of three doubles matches and then grabbed a 3-1 win on a 6-1, 6-0 win at #1 singles by Victoria Aiello. Alyssa Puccinelli won 7-6, 6-3 in the #6 slot, before Alexandra Guynn came from down 1-4 in the third set to seal the match with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory.
The Middlebury women's tennis team played its first home match of the spring as the #13 Panthers picked up a 5-4 win over #25 Skidmore. Middlebury trailed 2-1 after doubles play, but received wins from Elizabeth Stone, Clare Burke and Victoria Aiello to take a 4-2 lead in the match. Skidmore battled back with wins at #5 and #6 singles, as the contest came down to the #2 singles match between Chandra Kurien and Rachel Loeb of Skidmore. After dropping the first set, Kurien came back to earn a 7-5 win in the second set, before clinching the match with a 6-4 victory in the third.
The Panther women's tennis team played six matches over spring break in Georgia, five of them coming against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The trip began with an 8-1 loss to third-ranked Berry, before a loss to #7 Emory by the same score the following day. The 13th ranked Panthers then earned a 6-3 win over #10 Wellesley as senior Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) and Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) came from 3-0 down to win their doubles match.
The Panther women's tennis team began its spring season with three matches taking place on campus. Middlebury cruised to 9-0 wins over Brandeis and Connecticut College on Saturday, before earning a 9-0 NESCAC win over Bates on Sunday. The 13th ranked Panthers won three of six singles matches against Brandeis in three sets, while earning all six singles wins in straight sets over NESCAC foe Conn. College.
The Panther women's tennis team wrapped up its fall season at the newly-formatted NEWITT Tournament. Players were paired up with their teammates, playing two singles and a doubles match against their opponent to determine advancement. An "A" and "B" championship flight took place, as well as consolation brackets.
The Panther women's tennis team hosted the second annual Gail Smith doubles tournament on campus. Eight draws in round robin play sent eight doubles teams to the championship bracket, where Brittany Berckes and Natasha Brown of Amherst emerged with the '08 title with an 8-6 win in the finals.
The Middlebury College women's tennis team took part in its first official competition over the weekend as they competed at the ITA Regional hosted by M.I.T. Senior Clare Burke (Summit, N.J.) picked up a pair of wins at the regional, before falling in the round of 16. Senior Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) and first-year player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) both earned first-round wins before being eliminated.