Women's Tennis Splits Weekend Conference Matches

Tiffany Cheng won both of her singles matches over the weekend for Bowdoin
Tiffany Cheng won both of her singles matches over the weekend for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's tennis team split a pair of NESCAC matches over the weekend.

The eighth-ranked Polar Bears dispatched Connecticut College 9-0 on Saturday before dropping their first match of the season on Sunday at Amherst, 7-2. Bowdoin stands at 8-1 overall this season.

Against Connecticut College, Bowdoin did not lose a set, capturing all three doubles matches and sweeping singles play. Emma Lewis and Kellen Alberstone notched a perfect 8-0 win at #2 doubles, with the #1 pairing of Emma Chow and Chantalle Lavertu taking a 8-1 win and the #3 duo of Tiffany Cheng and Kate Winingham claiming a 8-2 triumph. The Polar Bears continued to roll in single play, getting wins from Alberstone (6-0, 6-3), Lavertu (6-2, 6-0), Winingham (6-2, 6-1), Lewis (6-1, 6-1), Susanna Howard (6-0, 6-0) and Chow (6-0, 6-0) down the ladder.

Bowdoin fell behind 3-0 after doubles play against Amherst and couldn't recover in singles action. Cheng and Winingham came the closest to gaining a point in doubles, falling 8-6 at #3. Cheng collected a point at #3 singles (6-3, 4-6, 10-2) while Winingham earned a win at #4 (7-6(3), 6-2).

The Polar Bears will return to play with a pair of challenging matches next weekend in Williamstown, Mass. Bowdoin will face #5 Williams on Saturday before battling #3 Emory on Sunday.