WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. & NEWPORT, R.I. - The Mount Holyoke College tennis team was in action on Friday, splitting the squad for action at both the ITA New England Regional Championships and the Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament. Both events were non-team scoring competitions.
At the ITA Regionals, the Lyons saw three student-athletes compete. In the singles draw, sophomore Ching-Ching Huang (Lukang Township, Taiwan/Taipei Municipal First Girls' HS) squared off against Tufts' Margot Shea. Huang shouldered a tough 6-1, 6-2 loss. Classmate Catherine Peabody (San Francisco, Calif./Lick-Wilmerding) also competed in singles, taking on Brandeis's Sabrina Ross-Neerguard. Despite the effort, she fell 6-0, 6-4 to conclude the squad's action in the event.
Doubles play saw Peabody pair with first year Anya Gerasimova (Salem, Ore./West Salem) against Wesleyan's Helen and Zoe Klass-Warch. The Cardinals duo posted a straight victory, besting Peabody and Gerasimova by an 8-0 margin.
Action at the ITA Regionals concluded today for the Lyons.
Mount Holyoke saw four student-athletes compete at the Hall of Fame Tournament. Senior Ishita Tibrewal (Kolkata, India/Modern High School for Girls) and Madison Rosen (Portland, Ore./Grant) kicked off doubles action against Ashley Dallaire and Megan Nathanson from Nichols, winning 8-6 to advance to the semifinals. Also earning a win in the quarterfinals was Clara Wang (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and Katherine Schumacher (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker), who defeated Meg Kewis and Carolyn Cam from Holy Cross, 9-7.
In the semifinials, Tibrewal and Rosen squared off against Maria Monje and Valeria Sanchez from Assumption College, losing 8-6. Wang and Schumacher also faced off against representatives from Assumption College, dropping the match, 8-3. Assumption College went on to win all three draws.
Mount Holyoke is back in action at home against Holy Cross at 6:00pm.