Women's Tennis Closes Regular Season With 8-1 Win at Middlebury
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First-year Jordan Brewer, the region's top-ranked singles player, defeated #6 Victoria Aiello 6-4, 6-3.
MIDDLEBURY, VT – The Amherst College women’s tennis team, slotted first in the Campbell’s/ITA Division III rankings, extended its win streak to 11 matches, defeating 10th-ranked Middlebury College, 8-1, in both squads' final tune-up before next weekend’s NESCAC Championship.
With the win, the Lord Jeffs, who have not lost since dropping a 7-2 match with Barry University on Mar. 19, improved to 15-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play, while the Panthers fell to 9-4 on the season with a 4-3 league ledger.
Amherst junior Gabby Devlin (McLean, VA) and first-year Jordan Brewer (Woodland Hills, CA), the ITA Northeast region’s top-ranked doubles duo, earned a 9-7 win over sophomores Brittany Faber and Leah Kepping at first doubles, while the Lord Jeffs’ Natasha Brown (Woodland Hills, CA) and Mimi Bell (Cleveland, Ohio) upended Middlebury’s Victoria Aiello and Anna Burke, 8-6, in the second slot.
Amherst first-year Jennifer Newman (Haverford, PA) and sophomore Caroline Richman (Pacific Palisades, CA) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-0 victory over junior Sally Wilkey and sophomore DeeDee Myers.
Brewer, ranked first in the region, headlined the Lord Jeffs’ singles lineup, defeating Aiello (ranked sixth) 6-4, 6-3. Kepping, slotted 12th in the northeast, recorded the Panthers’ lone win, downing Amherst senior Carlissa King (Bayside, NY) 6-3, 6-3 at second singles, while Devlin upended Faber 6-4, 6-4 in the third spot.
Richman secured a 6-4, 6-4, triumph over Wilkey at fourth singles, while Jeff senior Laken King (Bayside, NY) registered a 6-7, 7-6 (10-4) come-from-behind win over Burke. Bell rounded out the Amherst lineup at sixth singles, outlasting first-year Dorrie Paradies 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
#1 AMHERST COLLEGE DEF. #10 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, 8-1
1) Jordan Brewer/Gabby Devlin (A) def. Brittany Faber/Leah Kepping (M), 9-7
2) Natasha Brown/Mimi Bell (A) def. Victoria Aiello/Anna Burke (M), 8-6
3) Jennifer Newman/Caroline Richman (A) def. Sally Wilkey/DeeDee Myers (M), 8-0
1) Jordan Brewer (A) def. Victoria Aiello (M), 6-4, 6-3
2) Leah Kepping (M) def. Carlissa King (A), 6-3, 6-3
3) Gabby Devlin (A) def. Brittany Faber (M), 6-4, 6-4
4) Caroline Richman (A) def. Sally Wilkey (M), 6-4, 6-4
5) Laken King (A) def. Anna Burke (M), 6-7, 7-6 (10-4)
6) Mimi Bell (A) def. Dorrie Paradies (M) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1