Women's Tennis Falls In NESCAC Semi's

May 5, 2012

Middlebury battled back but came up short, falling 5-3 to Amherst in a NESCAC semifinal contest at Williams. The Panthers fall to 14-3 on the year, while the Jeffs improve to 14-3, as they prepare to battle Williams for the conference title on Sunday morning.

All three doubles matches ended 8-5, with the Panthers winning the #1 contest as Brittney Faber and Leah Kepping topped Laura Danzig and Gabby Devlin.

Lok-Sze Leung tied the match at 2-2 with a convincing 6-1, 6-1 victory over Danzig at #1 singles. The Jeffs regained the lead when Jennifer Newman topped Victoria Aiello 6-2, 6-2 at #2. Amherst was one win away when Gabby Devlin defeated Dorrie Paradies 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth slot.

Faber earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Zoe Pangalos at #4 to cut the Amherst lead to 4-3. Amherst sealed the match at #6, when Safi Aly topped Katie Paradies in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Leah Kepping and Caroline Richman had each won a set at #3 when the match was halted.