Athletics

Amherst College Women's Tennis

Menezes and Berckes Win Second Consecutive Doubles National Championship
May 18 - Amherst College senior Alicia Menezes and sophomore Brittany Berckes rolled through the national semifinals and championship this afternoon en route to a second consecutive Doubles National Championship. The women's tennis players repeated on the program's first doubles title from last season, with a 6-4, 6-3 title match win. Full Story

Berckes, Menezes Advance to NCAA Doubles Semifinal Match
May 17 - Sophomore Brittany Berckes and senior Alicia Menezes continued to represent Amherst College at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Tennis Individual Championships in national quarterfinal action on Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus College. After falling in three sets in singles action, Berckes teamed up with Menezes for a victory in doubles play to advance to Sunday’s semifinal round. Full Story

Berckes, Menezes Advance in NCAA Individual Championships
May 16 - The Division III NCAA Individuals Tennis Tournament got underway today, with a trio of Amherst College Lord Jeffs participating in two different locations. Senior Alicia Menezes and sophomore Brittany Berckes started play on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus, while junior Zack Lerner was competing at Bates College. Full Story 

NCAA Individual Tennis Championships Set to Kick Off Friday
May 15 - The NCAA Individual Tennis Championships begin Friday, May 16 and conclude Sunday, May 18, with three members of the Amherst College tennis programs taking part in the weekend’s national tournaments. Gustavus Adolphus College will serve as host for the women’s championship, while Bates College will host the men’s championship. Full Story

Alicia Menezes Named ITA Northeast Senior Player of the Year
May 12 - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has named Amherst College captain Alicia Menezes the Northeast Senior Player of the Year for 2008 for her terrific career as a Lord Jeff. During her career, Amherst amassed an amazing 58-13 record in dual matches, and never lost more than four times in a season. Full Story

Amherst Drops Heartbreaker to Bowdoin in NCAA Third Round, 5-4
May 4 - For the first time since 1997, the Amherst College women's tennis team will not be heading to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship, as the Lord Jeffs dropped a heartbreaking 5-4 match to Bowdoin College in the third round of the national tournament. Amherst ends its season with an impressive 16-2 record and another NESCAC title under its belt. Full Story

Amherst Earns 5-0 Win Over Skidmore in NCAA Second Round
May 3 - The Amherst College women's tennis team earned a 5-0 win over Skidmore College in the NCAA Championship Second Round after Saturday's matches were moved indoors to Mount Holyoke College. The Lord Jeffs will take on either Bowdoin or Vassar Sunday at 12:30, with the match likely to be played at Mount Holyoke. Full Story

Brittany Berckes Named NESCAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year
April 30 - Amherst College sophomore Brittany Berckes has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2008 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, and is one of four Lord Jeff men’s and women’s tennis players to receive All-Conference recognition this year. Berckes will by competing in the NCAA singles and doubles championship tournaments in May after the team championships conclude. Full Story

Spring Teams Head into Busy Weekend of Championship Action
April 29 - This Saturday, the Amherst College women's tennis team will begin its march toward a second national title, while the women's lacrosse team will look to advance to the NESCAC Championship finals for the first time since 2005. Sunday's baseball matchup between Williams and Amherst has significant playoff implications, while the outdoor track and field teams will continue their preparation for nationals by competing at the Division III New England Championships. Full Story

Jeffs Edge Williams for Fourth Straight NESCAC Title
April 27 - For the third straight season, the Amherst College women's tennis team defeated Williams College to claim the NESCAC Championship title, as the Lord Jeffs pulled out a 5-4 win to avenge a loss to the Ephs from earlier in the spring. This marks the fourth consecutive conference crown for the Jeffs, who will return to action in the NCAA Championship Tournament. Full Story

Amherst Tops Tufts 6-3; Will Face Williams for NESCAC Championship Once Again
April 26 - The Amherst College women's tennis team will face Williams College for the NESCAC Championship for the third straight year as the Jeffs look for their fourth consecutive crown. After a 6-3 semifinal win over Tufts this morning, Amherst and Williams will square off at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Middlebury. Full Story

Amherst Tennis Teams Kick Off NESCAC Championship Action Friday
April 22 - Amherst College has earned the sixth and final seed in the 2008 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship, while the Amherst women have earned the No. 2 seed in the women's championship to receive a first round bye. The Lord Jeff men will take on third-seed Williams Friday at 4 p.m. at Middlebury. Full Story

Lord Jeffs End Regular Season with 8-1 Win Over Middlebury
April 20 - The Amherst College women's tennis team defeated visiting Middlebury College this afternoon 8-1 to end the regular season. Amherst stands at 13-1 overall, and 6-1 in conference play. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Defeat Wellesley 8-1 in Non-Conference Action
April 19 - The third-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team defeated eighth-ranked Wellesley College 7-2 this afternoon. Amherst will host Middlebury tomorrow in NESCAC action to wrap up the regular season. Full Story

Women's Tennis Takes 9-0 Shutout Win Over Trinity to Kick-Off Weekend
April 18 - The 2nd-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team defeated visiting NESCAC foe Trinity College 9-0 this afternoon at home to kick off a busy three-match weekend. The Jeffs will travel to Wellesley tomorrow before hosting Middlebury on Sunday. Full Story

Women's Tennis Edges Bowdoin at Home 5-4 to Improve to 10-1
April 13 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team edged NESCAC rival and 22nd-ranked Bowdoin College this afternoon. Amherst got help from the top and bottom of the singles ladder to power to the victory. Full Story

Women's Tennis Takes Colby 9-0 to Kickoff NESCAC Loaded Weekend
April 12 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team kicked off a loaded NESCAC weekend this afternoon with a 9-0 shutout of visiting Colby College. The win improves the Lord Jeffs' record to 9-1 on the season and 3-1 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Women's Tennis Rebounds From First Loss of the Season With 7-2 Win Over Tufts
April 8 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 7-2 win this afternoon over visiting Tufts University. The Lord Jeffs defeated the 12th-ranked Jumbos to improve to 8-1 on the year. Full Story

Amherst Loses Hard-Fought Battle with Williams, 5-4
April 6 - The Amherst College women's tennis team won three of six singles matches against Williams College but could take only one of three in doubles play, as the Lord Jeffs dropped a 5-4 result to the Ephs for their first loss of the season. Amherst moves to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Jeffs Open NESCAC Schedule with 9-0 Win at Wesleyan
March 27 - The Amherst College women's tennis team opened its conference schedule with a 9-0 win at Wesleyan to move to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in the NESCAC. The Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Apr. 5 when they host Williams College in what will likely be a great battle between two national powerhouses. Amherst earned a 5-4 win at Williams in a non-conference match earlier this year. Full Story

Amherst Ends Spring Break Trip with 8-1 Win at Claremont to Move to 6-0
March 21 - The Amherst College women's tennis team capped off a perfect West Coast Spring Break trip by earning an 8-1 win over Claremont to move to 6-0 on the season. The Lord Jeffs will begin their conference slate next week when they travel to Wesleyan for a 4 p.m. match on Thursday, Mar. 27. Full Story

Jeffs Pick up Tough 9-0 Win Over 10th-Ranked Redlands
March 20 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team earned a deceiving 9-0 win Thursday evening, as 10th-ranked University of Redlands hung with the Jeffs in nearly every singles and doubles match-up. Amherst moves to 5-0 overall and will wrap up its Spring Break trip with a 5 p.m. match at Claremont on Friday. Full Story

Amherst Earns 7-2 Win at Cal-State Fullerton to Stay Perfect in Spring
March 19 - The Amherst College women's tennis team continued its unbeaten season with a 7-2 win at Cal-State Fullerton Wednesday afternoon, dropping one singles match and one doubles match. The Lord Jeffs return to action Thursday for a 2 p.m. match at Redlands. Full Story

Deep Lord Jeff Line-Up Powers 6-3 Win at #6 Pomona-Pitzer
March 17 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team rode a strong performance from the bottom of their line-up to power towards a 6-3 win at #6 Pomona-Pitzer. The Jeffs are 2-0 during their Spring Break swing. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Start Spring Run with 9-0 Win Over TCNJ
March 16 - The second ranked Amherst College women's tennis team started their spring run on a high note, easily defeating TCNJ 9-0. The Jeffs have very little time to relax as they will face Pomona tomorrow morning. Full Story

Amherst Claims Three Titles at New England Tournament
October 21 - The Amherst College women’s tennis team was expected to shine at the 2007 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament Division III Championships, and the Lord Jeffs did just that. Full Story

Jeffs Take All Three Doubles Points to Edge Williams 5-4
October 6 - The Amherst College women's tennis team edged Little Three and NESCAC archrival Williams College on the road this morning 5-4. The Jeffs needed all three doubles points to edge the Ephs. Full Story

Amherst Has Impressive Showing at Hofstra Invitational
September 30 - The Amherst College women’s tennis team continued its successful fall season with an impressive showing at the Hofstra University Invitational this weekend. The eight Lord Jeff singles players went a combined 21-3 and lost a combined seven sets in the two-day event, while the four Amherst doubles pairs finished at a perfect 12-0. Full Story

Berckes and Menezes Claim Doubles Title at ITA Regionals
September 23 - After three days of competition at the ITA Women's New England Region Championships, the Amherst College doubles pair of Brittany Berckes and Alicia Menezes came out on top of the doubles championship bracket to cap off a very successful showing by the Lord Jeff team. Full Story

Reigning National Runner-Up Ready for 2007-08 Swing
August 29 - The Amherst College women's tennis team is fresh off a red-hot 2006-07 season in which it finished second at the NCAA championship tournament. The Jeffs return a deep group of experienced players and are poised for another run at the national title. Full Story