Middlebury Elimates Bowdoin From NESCAC Tournament

Middlebury Elimates Bowdoin From NESCAC Tournament

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Middlebury College women's tennis team bounced Bowdoin from the NESCAC Tournament with a 5-1 decision on Friday afternoon. The Polar Bears (12-6) will await word on a potential NCAA Tournament bid when pairings are announced on Monday, May 9. The Panthers (10-4) advance to play top-seeded Amherst on Saturday afternoon.

Middlebury led 2-0 in doubles action before Bowdoin's Hannah Hoerner and Chantalle Lavertu earned an 8-6 win over Dorrie Paradies and Sally Wilkey at #3.

Brittany Faber gave Middlebury a 3-1 edge at #3 singles, defeating Emma Lewis 7-6 (6), 6-0. The Panthers were within one of clinching the match as Leah Kepping picked up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Emily Lombardi in the #2 slot. Anna Burke clinched for Middlebury at #5, topping Kate Winingham 6-3, 7-6 (0). The remaining matches saw each team up a set, with the #4 singles match heading to a third set.

Final Score: Middlebury 5, Bowdoin 1
Doubles
1. Kepping/Faber (M) def. Alberstone/Winingham (B) – 8-5 
2. Burke/Aiello (M) def. Lombardi/Lewis (B) – 8-3    
3. Hannah Hoerner/Lavertu (B) def. Paradies/Wilkey (M) – 8-6

Singles
1. Kellen Alberstone (B) led Victoria Aiello (M) – 6-3, 6-6, DNF
2. Leah Kepping (M) def. Emily Lombardi (B) – 6-4, 6-2     
3. Brittney Faber (M) def. Emma Lewis (B) – 7-6 (6), 6-0
4. Chantalle Lavertu (B) led Sally Wilkey (M) – 6-2, 4-6, 3-2, DNF
5. Anna Burke (M) def. Kate Winingham (B) – 6-3, 7-6 (0)
6. Dorrie Paradies (M) led Susanna Howard (B) – 6-4, 5-5, DNF