Middlebury

Women's Tennis Faces Strong Competition On Spring Trip

March 30, 2009

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. First-year player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) came from a set down to clinch the match with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. The Panthers suffered a 5-3 loss to second-ranked Washington & Lee in their next match, losing three singles matches in three sets. The trip ended with a 5-3 loss to #4 University of Chicago and a 6-3 setback to 15th ranked Washington University.

Stone had a solid week for the Panthers, going 4-1 in singles play. Kurien earned a 3-2 mark, while Aiello went 3-3. Aiello and junior Jamie Haar (Alpine, N.J.) went 2-0 in doubles play.

Date: March 22, 2009
Berry 8, Middlebury 1
Singles:
1. Stephanie Herz defeats Victoria Aiello (M), 6-1, 6-0
2. Marina Lebrao defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-2, 6-3
3. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Kendall Ruffner, 6-1, 6-4
4. Barbara Tomai defeats Alyssa Puccinelli (M), 6-3, 6-0
5. Kirstin Ruffner defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 7-5, 7-5
6. Anja Chan defeats Anna Burke (M), 6-1, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Herz/Chan defeat Chandra Kurien/Stone (M), 8-6
2. Ruffner/Ruffner defeat Burke/Burke (M), 8-4
3. Lebrao/Tomai defeat Hanson/Puccinelli (M), 8-4


Date: March 23, 2009
Emory 8, Middlebury 1
Singles:
1. Zahra Dawson defeats Victoria Aiello (M), 6-3, 6-2
2. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Tshema Nash, 6-2, 6-1
3. Kirsten Hillock defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-4, 6-3
4. Lindsay Reidenbach defeats Alyssa Puccinelli (M), 6-0, 6-0
5. Sara Vrabec defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 6-2, 6-2
6. Laura Callava defeats Anna Burke (M), 6-3, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Nash/Sabra Rogers defeat Burke/Burke (M), 8-4
2. Loren McManigle/Dawson defeat Kurien/Elizabeth Stone (M),
9-8(2)
3. Hillock/Vrabec defeat Aiello/Alexandra Guynn (M), 8-6


Date: March 24, 2009
Middlebury 6, Wellesley 3
Singles:
1. Victoria Aiello (M) defeats Marie Watanabe, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Mohona Siddique, 6-1, 6-0
3. Clare Burke (M) defeats Meghan Stubblebine, 6-0, 6-3
4. Grace Cheng defeats Elizabeth Stone (M), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-7
5. Jacqueline Shen defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 6-0,6-4
6. Nathalie Herman defeats Anna Burke (M), 6-1, 6-4

Doubles:
1. Cheng/Watanabe defeat Burke/Burke (M), 8-5
2. Siddique/Shen defeat Kurien/Stone (M), 8-3
3. Herman/Anjalee Martin defeat Aiello/Alexandra Guynn (M), 8-4


Date: March 26, 2009
Washington & Lee 5, Middlebury 3
Singles:
1. Victoria Aiello (M) defeats Katie Tabb, 6-4, 6-4
2. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Ellen Yeatman, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
3. Trelsei Sadler defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-1, 2-6, 4-6
4. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Jen Snyder, 6-2, 6-3
5. Laura Patillo defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 4-6, 6-1, 3-6
6. Anna Burke (M) vs. Mes Spelitta, 6-7 (3), 5-1, UNF

Doubles:
1. Tabb/Lauren Caine defeat Kurien/Stone (M), 8-3
2. Spelittla/Yeatman defeat Burke/Burke (M), 9-8 (12-10)
3. Sadler/Ann Morris defeat Aiello/Alex Guynn (M), 8-3


Date: March 27, 2009
Chicago 5, Middlebury 3
Singles:
1. Victoria Aiello (M) defeats Ken Kuny, 6-4,6-4
2. Kendra Higgins defeats Chandra Kurien (M), 4-6, 6-3 (4)
3. Carmen Vacaguzman defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-2, 6-4
4. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Chrissy Hu, 6-2, 6-4
5. Vinoya Dayananoa defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 6-2, 7-5
6. Anna Burke (M) vs. Tiffany Nguyen, 3-6, 5-4, UNF

Doubles :
1. Hu/Higgins defeat Kurien/Stone (M), 8-3
2. Kuny/Dayananoa defeat Burke/Burke (M), 8-4
3. Aiello/Jamie Haar (M) defeat Vacaguzman/Nguyen, 9-8 (7)

Date: March 29, 2009
Middlebury 6, Washington Univ. 3
Singles:
1. Karina Kocemba defeats Victoria Aiello (M), 4-6, 6-3 (4)
2. Jackie Bild defeats Chandra Kurien (M), 1-6, 6-3 (8)
3. Erin Swaller defeats Clare Burke (M), 6-4, 6-3
4. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Elise Sambol, 6-0, 6-4
5. Alex Cassady defeats Whitney Hanson (M), 1-6, 6-3 (5)
6. Allison Dender defeats Anna Burke (M), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles:
1. Kurien/Stone (M) defeats Swaller/Kocemba, 8-6
2. Burke/Burke (M) defeats Bild/Sambol, 8-5
3. Cassady/Dender defeats Tori Aiello/Jamie Haar (M), 6-8