Women's Tennis Freshman Mathilda Rigby Advances to MIT Invitational Singles Final

CAMBRIDGE – Freshman Mathilda Rigby of the Tufts University women's tennis team will play in the singles final at the MIT Invitational on Sunday after winning a pair of matches on Saturday.

Rigby defeated teammate Nicole Frankel (6-1, retired) in the quarterfinals and then earned a berth into the singles championship by defeating Wesleyan's Alexis Almy 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the semifinals.

A winner in four matches so far at the tournament, Rigby will face Caitlyn Ferrante from Wesleyan in tomorrow's final starting at 9 am.

Tufts freshman Maddie Suk also advanced to the singles semifinals today, but lost to Ferrante 6-4, 6-1. Suk had defeated Amherst's Calista Sha in the quarters 6-1, 6-3.

The Jumbo doubles duo of freshman Casey Cummings and sophomore Caroline Garrido played into the semifinals today with an 8-4 victory against Amherst's Maggie Owensby and Anya Ramras in the quarterfinals. However, the Tufts team lost in the semis 8-3 to Libby Rickeman and Sarah Pertsemlidis.