Women’s tennis (18-1, 7-1 in the NESCAC) ended its regular season with two victories in Maine last weekend. On Saturday, the women dominated Colby with a 9-0 win, and on Friday, they topped Bowdoin 7-2.
Last Saturday, the Ephs handily defeated the Mules 9-0 in their last match of the regular season. The team excelled in their doubles perfomance, giving up only one game in three matches. The team of Rebecca Curran ’15 and co-captain Kara Shoemaker ’14, as well as the pair of Maria Pylypiv ’15 and co-captain Kathleen Elkins ’14, both won their matches 8-0. Meanwhile, Linda Shin ’17 and Alex Stone ’16 won their match 8-1. Hannah Atkinson ’17 excelled in singles play, blanking her opponent in a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Elkins won her match 6-1, 6-0, and Stone won 6-0, 6-1. Playing one set, Maya Hart ’16 defeated Sutherland of Colby 8-3 and Annika Trapness ’17 won her match 8-3. Monica Pastor ’15 rounded out the victories for the Ephs, winning 6-1, 6-1.
On Friday, the No. 1 ranked women defeated No. 7 Bowdoin 7-2. The Ephs won two of their three doubles matches and five of six singles contests. Elkins avenged
her doubles loss by winning her singles match, rallying after falling in the first set to win 3-6, 6-2, 10-7. Pastor also won in three sets, defeating Kyra Silitch 4-6, 6-1, 10-3. Shin had a strong showing, allowing her opponent only one game when she won her match 6-0, 6-1. Shoemaker also played well, defeating Tiffany Cheng 6-0, 6-3. In doubles, Shoemaker and Curran won their match 8-5. The team of Shin and Stone played a tough match but wouldn’t let their opponents get the best of them and won 9-8 (7).
“Coming off the Amherst loss last weekend, we rebounded nicely agaisnt a very strong and talented Bowdoin team,” Elkins said. “The win over Bowdoin followed by a win over Colby was a great way to conclude our season.”
For her performances this weekend, Shin was named co-NESCAC player of the week. The women are seeded No. 2 in the NESCAC tournament hosted by Bowdoin this weekend. They received a bye and will play the winner of Friday’s Bowdoin-Trinity matchup on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Ephs have won six-straight Div. III titles, and are in
pursuit of their third NESCAC title in four years.