Athletics

Final Four Bound! Jeffs Top Carnegie Mellon, 5-1

Jordan BrewerContact: Ben Badua

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The second-ranked Amherst women’s tennis team will make its sixth-consecutive national semifinal appearance thanks to a decisive 5-1 victory over No. 8 Carnegie Mellon University at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

Having dropped just one match since Mar. 18, the Jeffs (21-3) extended their win streak to 12 while setting up a showdown against archrival Williams. Winning two of the three meetings against the Ephs this season, Amherst is 2-3 all-time against Williams in NCAA play.

Staking the Purple & White to an early advantage, Safi Aly ’15 and Sarah Monteagudo ’16 dispatched of Brooke Tsu ’16 and Lydia Utkin ’15 at third doubles, 8-5. Handing the ITA Northeast Region’s top-doubles pairing just their second loss of 2014, Katie Cecil ’14 and Bryn Raschke ’15 tripped up Jordan Brewer ’14 and Gabby Devlin ’14, 8-5. Jen Newman ’14 and Zoe Pangalos ’14 got Amherst back on track with a hard-fought 9-7 triumph over Angela Pratt ’15 and Nicholle Torres ’17 at second doubles.

Notching three quick singles victories, the Jeffs once again punched their ticket to the Final Four. Sue Ghosh ’16 got things going with a commanding 6-1, 6-1 win over Tsu in the fourth slot. Monteagudo followed with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Abbey Hamstra ’16 at No. 6 before Newman clinched the match by downing Torres, 6-4, 6-2.

At first singles, Brewer led Pratt, 6-3, 2-6, 2-0 when play was halted. Devlin was on top of Cecil, 6-2, 5-2, while Pangalos was ahead of Elizabeth Martin ’16, 7-5, 1-4.

Tomorrow’s semifinal against Williams is set for 6 p.m.