Williams Wins 2003 Women's Tennis Championship
Courtesy Williams Sports Information
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Williams College came out on top in the NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship for the third consecutive year edging second-place finishers Amherst College and Tufts University by a score of 31-25.
Williams junior Stephanie Hall led the way for the Ephs winning the A Flight singles draw and earning NESCAC co-Player of the Year honors. Sara Hughes of Colby, who fell in the semifinals of the A Flight singles draw, shared the honor with Hall.
Williams had a two-point advantage over Amherst and a four-point lead over Tufts heading into the final day of the tournament. All three teams scored two points in the morning with Hall winning the A Flight, 6-3, 6-1; Tristan Hedrick winning the B Flight for Amherst, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 6-3; and Iffy Saeed winning the C Flight for Tufts, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
In the afternoon's action, Jennifer Lejb and Katie Nordstrom won the #1 Doubles draw for Tufts, 8-4. Williams took both the #2 Doubles and #3 Doubles, however, to clinch the NESCAC crown. Tracy Cheung and Julie Mallory won at #2, 9-8 (7-3); Brittany Binet and Alex Maclennan took the #3 match 8-5.
"A" Singles - Final: Steph
Hall (Williams) def. Kristin Raverta (Amherst) 6-3, 6-1
"B" Singles - Final: Tristan Hedrick (Amherst) def. Alex Maclennan (Williams) 6-7(7-5), 6-2, 6-3
"C" Singles - Final: Iffy Saeed (Tufts) def. Tracy Cheung (Williams) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
"D" Singles - Final: Tina Howe (Williams) def. Neda Pisheva (Tufts) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
"A" Doubles - Final: Jennifer
Lejb/Katie Nordstrom (Tufts) def. Tristan Hedrick/Rachel Holt
"B" Doubles - Final: Tracy Cheung/Julie Mallory (Williams) def Roopali Agarwal/Hadley Miller (Amherst) 9-8 (7-3)
"C" Doubles - Final: Brittany Binet/Alex Maclennan (Williams) def. Wallis Molchen/Erin Murphy (Amherst) 8-5