Women's Tennis Opens Spring

March 14, 2010

The Middlebury College women's tennis team opened up its season with a pair of wins at home indoors. The 15th-ranked Panthers opened with a 7-2 win over #29 Brandeis, before topping Wellesley, 6-3.

Middlebury won five of six singles matches against Brandeis, all of them coming in straight sets, with the sixth coming via an opponent injury. In doubles play, the Panthers took two of three, with rookies Brittney Faber (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Leah Kepping (Northport, N.Y.) battling back from 1-4 and 5-7 down, to eventually fall, 9-8.

Sophomores Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) and Anna Burke (Summit, N.J.) beat the 11th ranked team in the region in the victory over Wellesley, taking the match 8-5. Trailing 3-6, senior Jamie Haar (Alpine, N.J.) and sophomore Sally Wilkey (Vero Beach, Fla.) came back to earn an 8-6 win. Middlebury took three of six singles matches, with Aiello coming back from 0-1 to force a third set tie-breaker which she would eventually drop, 10-8.

Middlebury College vs Brandeis University

Date:  3/13/2010
Location:  Middlebury College
Winner:  Middlebury College
Score:  7-2
 Position  Middlebury College  Brandeis University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #21 Victoria Aiello  Faith Broderick  Middlebury College  6-3, 6-1
 #2 Singles  Alexandra McAtee  #45 Rachel Rosman  Brandeis University  6-4, 6-4
 #3 Singles  Brittany Faber  Ariana Sanai  Middlebury College  6-2, 6-0
 #4 Singles  Jamie Haar  Mackenzie Gallegos  Middlebury College  6-2, 6-0
 #5 Singles  Leah Kepping  Nina Levine  Middlebury College  6-2, 6-0
 #6 Singles  Blake Harries  Emily Weisberger  Middlebury College  7-6 (1), ret.
 #1 Doubles  Brittany Faber
 Leah Kepping
 Faith Broderick
 Rachel Rosman
 Brandeis University  9-8 (3)
 #2 Doubles  Jamie Haar
 Alexandra McAtee
 Emily Weisberger
 Mackenzie Gallegos
 Middlebury College  8-0
 #3 Doubles  Hilary Cunningham
 Alexandra Guynn
 Nina Levine
 Ariana Sanai
 Middlebury College  8-3
Middlebury College vs Wellesley College

Date:  3/13/2010
Location:  Middlebury College
Winner:  Middlebury College
Score:  6-3
 Position  Middlebury College  Wellesley College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #21 Victoria Aiello  #35 Marie Watanabe  Wellesley College  4-6, 6-1, 10-8
 #2 Singles  Alexandra McAtee  Jacqueline Shen  Wellesley College  6-4, 6-3
 #3 Singles  Leah Kepping  Mohona Siddique  Middlebury College  6-2, 6-0
 #4 Singles  Anna Burke  Nathalie Herman  Middlebury College  7-6 (1), 6-3
 #5 Singles  Alyssa Puccinelli  Meghan Stubblebine  Wellesley College  6-4, 6-4
 #6 Singles  Whitney Hanson  Alice Kate Cummings  Middlebury College  6-0, 6-0
 #1 Doubles  Victoria Aiello
 Anna Burke
 #25 Mohona Siddique
 Jacqueline Shen
 Middlebury College  8-5
 #2 Doubles  Jamie Haar
 Sally Wilkey
 Marie Watanabe
 Meghan Stubblebine
 Middlebury College  8-6
 #3 Doubles  Leah Kepping
 Lauren Kelly
 Alice Kate Cummings
 Whitney Reid
 Middlebury College  8-3