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.