WELLESLEY, Mass. (Apr. 10, 2011) – For the second season in a row, the Mount Holyoke College women's tennis team posted a third place finish at the Seven Sisters Championship. After cruising to a 5-0 triumph over longtime rival Smith College, the Lyons fell 5-0 to Vassar College. They ended the weekend with a record of 2-2.
In the final match of the day, host Wellesley College topped Vassar College 4-1 to secure their 12th title. The Blue finished the tournament with 19 points and a 4-0 record. They have now taken top honors in six of the past seven seasons.
Vassar's 16 points were good for second place overall. Mount Holyoke (10 points), Smith (4 points) and Bryn Mawr College (1 point) rounded out the field.
The Lyons opened the day with a 5-0 victory over Smith.
Senior Elise Marifian and first year Maya Sayarath each won in straight sets in their respective singles matches. Meanwhile, sophomore Nahrhee Han prevailed 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-0) in an epic three set thriller.
Both of Mount Holyoke's doubles entrants rolled to straight sets victories. The teams consisted of senior Natalie Hsiang and junior Sarah Moore and first year AnnElizabeth Konkel and junior Heather Richardson.
The Lyons then faced off against Vassar, falling by a score of 5-0. All five matches were decided in straight sets.
Mount Holyoke (7-11, 3-4 NEWMAC) will close out its 2010-11 campaign with home matches against Union College (10:00 a.m.) and Roger Williams University (2:00 p.m.) next Saturday.
2011 Seven Sisters Tennis Championship
Schedule and Results
Saturday. April 9
Vassar College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0
Wellesley College def. Smith College, 5-0
Mount Holyoke College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0
Vassar College def. Smith College, 5-0
Wellesley College def. Mount Holyoke, 5-0
Sunday, April 10
Mount Holyoke College def. Smith College, 5-0
Wellesley College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0
Vassar College def. Mount Holyoke College, 5-0
Smith College def. Bryn Mawr College, 4-1
Wellesley College def. Vassar College, 4-1
Final Team Standings
Wellesley College – 19 points
Vassar College – 16 points
Mount Holyoke College – 10 points
Smith College – 4 points
Bryn Mawr College – 1 points
Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team (Flight Champions)
#1 Doubles – Jacqueline Shen/Diana Granger, Wellesley College
#2 Doubles – Natalie Santiago/Lindsay Kantor, Vassar College
#1 Singles – Marie Watanabe, Wellesley College
#2 Singles – Erica Choo, Wellesley College
#3 Singles – Kendall Tada, Wellesley College