Holt Notches Top Spot at Women's Tennis Omni ITA Regional Championship

September 29, 2002 

BRUNSWICK, ME - Sophomore Rachel Holt (New York, NY) rallied to down Coast Guard's Cheryl Hickey in three sets to take home the Omni Hotels East Regional Championship hosted by Bowdoin College on Sunday. Jeff senior Paige Lawrence (Katy, TX) and first-year Kristen Raverta (W. Springfield, MA) reached the doubles final before being outdueled by Williams College's Julie Mallory and Kate Troy. 

After downing sophomore teammate Tristan Hedrick (Walnut Creek, CA) in the semifinals Holt found herself behind 4-6 to Hickey in the final match. She then battled back to take the championship, winning the final two sets, 6-3 and 6-4. Raverta fell to Hickey 6-0, 6-3 in the other semifinal match before teaming up with Lawrence to reach the final match in doubles play. 

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. at Colby College.

AMHERST SINGLES RESULTS 

SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 
Rachel Holt (Amh.) def. Cheryl Hickey (Coast Guard) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 

SINGLES SEMIFINALS 
Holt def. Tristan Hedrick (Amh.) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 
Hickey def. Kristen Raverta (Amh.) 6-0, 6-3 

SINGLES QUARTERFINALS 
Hedrick def. Alexis Bawden (Bow.) 6-0, 6-3 
Holt def. Diana Goldman (Trin.) 6-2, 6-2 
Raverta def. Julie Mallory (Will.) 6-4, 6-2 

SINGLES SECOND ROUND 
Hedrick def. Alex Maclennan (Will.) 6-2, 2-6, 10-1 
Holt def. Kate Troy (Will.) 6-1, 6-2 
Raverta def. Daniella Hoefer (Babson) 6-1, 6-1 

SINGLES FIRST ROUND 
Hedrick def. Liz Currie (Bates) 6-0, 6-1 
Holt def. Kirsi Hakkinera (Well.) 6-0, 6-2 
Paige Lawrence (Amh.) def. Jane Chae (Bran.) 6-4, 6-4 

AMHERST DOUBLES RESULTS 

DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 
Mallory/Troy (Will.) def. Lawrence/Raverta (Amh.) 9-7 

DOUBLES SEMIFINALS 
Lawrence/Raverta (Amh.) def. Hall/Maclennan (Will.) 8-3 

DOUBLES SECOND ROUND 
Lawrence/Raverta (Amh.) def. Hughes/Palmado (Bow.) 8-4 

DOUBLES FIRST ROUND 
Lawrence/Raverta (Amh.) def. Fang/Hofer (Babs.) 8-4