Middlebury

Women's Tennis Begins Spring Season

March 15, 2009

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. Middlebury dropped just one set to Bates, as the Panthers had an impressive weekend with three victories.

Sophomore Whitney Hanson (Wayne, Pa.) and rookies Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) and Alyssa Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) all earned three singles victories for the Panthers. In doubles play, Aiello and rookie Alexandra Guynn (Chicago, Ill.) earned three wins.

Date: March 14, 2009
Middlebury 9, Brandeis 0
Singles:
1. Tori Aiello (M) defeats Rachel Rosman, 6-2, 6-1
2. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Gabrielle Helfgott, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Clare Burke (M) defeats Ariana Sanai, 6-4, 6-4
4. Elizabeth Stone (M) defeats Mackenzie Gallegos, 6-0, 5-7, 11-9
5. Alyssa Puccinelli (M) defeats Emily Weisberger, 6-0, 5-7, 10-6
6. Whitney Hanson (M) defeats Nina Levine, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Kurien/Stone (M) defeat Bosman/Helfgott, 8-4
2. Burke/Anna Burke (M) defeat Sanai/Weisberger, 8-1
3. Aiello /Alex Guynn (M) defeat Levine/Gallegos, 8-2

Date: March 14, 2009
Middlebury 9, Conn. Coll. 0
Singles:
1. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Becca Heupel, 6-2, 6-2
2. Alyssa Puccinelli (M) defeats Caroline Barone, 6-2, 7-5
3. Whitney Hanson (M) defeats Sara Yeransian, 6-1, 6-0
4. Hilary Cunningham (M) defeats Alicia Canteruccio, 6-2, 6-2
5. Anna Burke (M) defeats Ari Olswanger, 6-0, 6-2
6. Alex Guynn (M) defeats Lauren Lent, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles:
1. Aiello/Guynn (M) defeat Heupel/Yeransian, 8-2
2. Burke/Puccinelli (M) defeat Barone/Olswanger, 8-3
3. Cunningham/Hanson (M) defeat Canteruccio/Naomi Hoffman, 8-5

Date: March 15, 2009
Middlebury 9, Bates 0
Singles:
1. Tori Aiello (M) defeats Caryn Benisch, 6-1, 6-3
2. Chandra Kurien (M) defeats Alex Piacquad, 6-4, 6-3
3. Clare Burke (M) defeats Meg Anderson, 6-4, 6-1
4. Alyssa Puccinelli (M) defeats Brooke Morse-Karzen, 6-3, 3
-6, 7-5
5. Whitney Hanson (M) defeats Erika Blauth, 8-3
6. Hilary Cunningham (M) defeats Jean Gulliver, 8-0

Doubles:
1. Burke/Burke (M) defeat Benisch/Piacquad, 8-1
2. Kurien/Elizabeth Stone (M) defeat Morse-Karzen/Blauth, 8-0
3. Aiello/Alex Guynn (M) defeat Gulliver/Anderson, 8-2