MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Tufts first-year Maggie Dorr led the Jumbos with a win in both singles and doubles, but No. 8 women's tennis fell 7-2 to No. 3 Middlebury College in a NESCAC contest on the Proctor Tennis Courts Saturday.
|Maggie Dorr recorded wins in singles and doubles action
With the victory, the Panthers improve to 10-1 overall and are now 4-0 in NESCAC play. With the setback, the Jumbos fall to 6-6 overall and 4-3 in conference action.
Dorr and fellow first-year Caroline Garrido earned a hard-fought 8-6 victory in number one doubles against Middlebury junior Heather Boehm and sophomore Ann Martin Skelly. Panther juniors Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger took down first-years Nicole Frankel and Anna Lowy to give Middlebury their first doubles win at #2. Middlebury then got an 8-3 victory from senior Christina Puccinelli and junior Maddi Stow in number three doubles to win two of the three matches.
Middlebury went on to win five of the six singles matches. Tufts sophomore Patricia Obeid and Dorr each took their opponents to three sets in singles action. Dorr recorded a 7-5, 2-6, 10-8 win over Hughes in number two singles. Obeid was defeated 7-6 (2), 6-4 in number three action by Puccinelli.
Frankel challenged Stow in number five singles, but ultimately fell 6-1, 6-4. Tufts senior Tomo Iwasaki won two games in each set, losing 6-2, 6-2 in number one singles. Jumbo sophomore Kiara Rose and Garrido also competed in singles matches.
Tufts will return to action on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm when the host non-conference opponent Wellesley College. Middlebury plays again tomorrow morning when they host NESCAC foe Williams College at 10 am.
Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello