Jeffs Advance to Finals of Wellesley Invitational

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WELLESLEY, Mass. – The fourth-ranked Amherst women’s tennis team improved to 7-2 on the season with a pair of wins over Babson College and No. 19 Skidmore in the opening rounds of the 2014 Wellesley Invitational.

Defeating the Beavers in last night’s quarterfinal, 8-1, the Jeffs extended their win streak to five matches with a 9-0 shutout of the Thoroughbreds in Saturday’s semis. Amherst returns to the court on Sunday, Apr. 6 for the championship match set for 9 a.m.

Headlining the Jeffs’ doubles pairings against Babson, Jordan Brewer ’14 and Gabby Devlin ’14 defeated Alex Freeman ’15 and Dina Weick ’17, 8-1. Zoe Pangalos ’14 and Jen Newman ’14 secured an 8-1 triumph over Alexis Ferraro ’15 and Tori Paolino ’16 in the second slot, while Sarah Monteagudo ’16 and Safi Aly ’15 blanked Sarah Whitaker ’14 and Courtney Fischer ’15, 8-0.

Freeman notched the Beavers’ lone victory with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over Newman at first singles. Monteagudo dispatched of Whitaker 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2, while Megan Adamo ’17 cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Weick in the third spot.

Simone Aisiks ’17 dropped just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ferraro, while Aly topped Paolino, 6-3, 6-2. Isabel Camacho ’14 wrapped up singles action for the Jeffs, downing Fischer, 6-0, 6-2 at the bottom of the order.  

Against Skidmore it was once again Brewer and Devlin heading up doubles play, shutting out Lee Ford ’14 and Madeline Benn ’17, 8-0. Pangalos and Newman ousted Zoe Valella ’15 and Rachel Plevinsky ’14 at second doubles, 8-4, while Monteagudo and Aly defeated Melissa Hirsch ’14 and Yumi Karlsoej ’15, 8-1.

In singles action, Brewer notched a 6-2, 6-1 No. 1 win over Hirsch. Devlin turned away Ford, 6-3, 6-2, while Newman got the best of Benn, 6-3, 6-0. Sue Ghosh took care of Valella at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-1, while Pangalos downed Robyn Baird ’14, 6-2, 6-4. Monteagudo completed doubles play with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Plevinsky.