MEDFORD – The Tufts University women's tennis team's freshman doubles duo of Maggie Dorr and Caroline Garrido have been selected to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships coming up later this month.
Dorr and Garrido are one of 16 doubles teams from across the nation who were announced on Wednesday as qualifiers for the doubles portion of the NCAA individual championships to be played May 24-26 at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The tournament will be hosted by Kalamazoo College.
This is the third time in the last four seasons that Tufts has entered a team into the NCAA doubles competition. The draw for the 2019 doubles championship will be released on May 23.
While compiling an 11-5 overall record together during the 2018-19 season, including 8-2 in NESCAC matches, the Dorr-Garrido combo has had several wins against fellow NCAA qualifiers. They split a pair of matches this season against Jackie Bukzin and Kelsey Chen from Amherst and defeated Emory's Ysabel Gonzalez Rico and Defne Olcay, Middlebury's Heather Boehm and Annmartin Skelly, Wesleyan's Victoria Yu and Kristina Yu (ranked fifth nationally) and NCAA doubles alternates Olivia Leavitt and Lauren Bertsch of Brandeis. They also faced Catherine Allen and Caroline Cox from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the #1 doubles team in the nation.
Tufts also qualified as a team for NCAA's for the 18th time in the last 19 years. The Jumbos are playing in a Regional at Middlebury College this weekend. Head coach Kate Bayard's team received a first-round bye and will face the winner of the Stevens versus St. Joseph's (L.I.) first-round match in Saturday's second round at 12:30 pm.