Middlebury

Williams Tops Women's Tennis In NESCAC Semi's

May 2, 2009

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.

The Ephs took control early on, with Cary Gibson and Nikki Reich rattling off an 8-0 match at court one. The following two matches were more closely contested, but Williams came out on top of both for the 3-0 lead. Williams picked up singles wins by Nikki Reich (#3) and Kristin Alotta (#4) to seal the 5-0 victory.

Williams 5, Middlebury 0
Doubles-
1) Gibson/Reich (W) def. Stone/Kurien (M) --- 8-0
2) Baljon/French (W) def. Burke/Burke (M) --- 8-6
3) Hancock/Alotta (W) def. Aiello/Haar (M) --- 9-7

Singles-
1) Baljon (W) led Aiello (M) --- 6-2, 3-2
2) Gibson (W) led Kurien (M) --- 7-5, 4-0
3) Reich (W) def. Stone (M) --- 6-1, 6-0
4) Alotta (W) def. C. Burke (M) --- 6-0, 7-5
5) Marcese (W) led A. Burke (M) --- 6-3, 4-2
6) Hancock (W) led Haar (M) --- 6-2, 2-0