Tufts Earns 5-0 Win Over Bowdoin in Women's Tennis First Round
Courtesy Williams Sports Information
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Tufts (8-4) made quick business of Bowdoin (8-7) today in Chapman Lansing Rink at Williams College, sweeping doubles play en route to a 5-0 win in the first round of the 2009 NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship.
The Jumbos may have come in with a mental advantage in this afternoon’s contest, as Tufts and Bowdoin had just played against one another this past Monday with the Jumbos cruising to an 8-1 result.
Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey of Tufts were involved in the most competitive doubles match of the day against Sarah D’Elia and Emily Lombardi of Bowdoin, narrowly defeating the Polar Bears duo, 9-7. Bowdoin fell at courts two and three by 8-5 and 8-2 results, respectively.
Browne struck again, this time in singles play, dealing D’Elia a 6-1, 6-2 defeat to tally the fourth point of the match. Erica Miller wrapped up the win with a 6-1, 7-5 showing at court here over Bowdoin’s Rachel Walden.
Tufts will take on top-seeded Amherst tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to vie for spot in the conference tournament finals.
No. 4 Tufts 5, vs. No. 5 Bowdoin 0
1 - Julia Browne/Meghan McCooey (Tufts) def. Sarah D'Elia/Emily Lombardi (Bowdoin) - 8-1
2 - Edwina Stewart/Jennifer Lavet (Tufts) def. Rachel Waldman/Charlotte Hitch (Bowdoin) - 8-5
3 - Erica Miller/Jennifer LaCara (Tufts) def. Hannah Hoerner/Liz Pendantz (Bowdoin) - 8-2
1 - Julia Browne (Tufts) def. Sarah D'Elia (Bowdoin) - 6-1, 6-2
2 - Meghan McCooey (Tufts) vs. Emily Lombardi (Bowdoin) - DNF
3 - Erica Miller (Tufts) def. Rachel Waldman (Bowdoin) - 6-1, 7-5
4 - Alex CauJenn LaCara (Tufts) vs. Liz Pendantz (Bowdoin) - DNF
5 - Edwina Stewart (Tufts) vs. Stephanie Langer (Bowdoin) - DNF
6 - Natalie Schils (Tufts) vs. Hannah Hoerner (Bowdoin) - DNF