Fourth-Ranked Jeffs Drop NCAA Third-Place Match to Archrival Williams; Raverta, Hedrick & Holt Eliminated in NCAA Singles Play

May 17, 2003 

REDLANDS, CA - After falling to Washington & Lee University in the NCAA Semifinals, hosted by the University of Redlands (CA), on Thursday, the Amherst College women's tennis team dropped its NCAA third-place match to archrival Williams College, 5-4, on Friday. Amherst, which had beaten the two-time defending national champion Ephs twice during the regular season, finishes its season at 15-5. Emory University went on to win the national championship with a 5-1 victory over Washington & Lee. 

Amherst's Kristen Raverta (W. Springfield, MA), Tristan Hedrick (Walnut Creek, CA) and Rachel Holt (New York, NY) each went on to play in the NCAA Singles Championships, which began on Saturday. Of the three, only Holt advanced to the second round, where she fell to Washington & Lee's Lindsay Hagerman, 6-2, 6-3. 

Holt and Hedrick also began NCAA doubles play on Saturday, downing Washington College's Ne'ko Browder and Shoko Nakamura 6-3, 6-3 in the first round, before falling to Methodist's Elena Blanina and Carla Simpson 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. 

NCAA THIRD-PLACE MATCH: Williams College 5 - Amherst College 4 

#1 Stephanie Hall (WC) defeated Kristen Raverta (AC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 
#2 Rachel Holt (AC) defeated Julie Mallory (WC), 6-1, 6-2 
#3 Tristan Hedrick (AC) defeated Alexandra MacLennan (WC), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 
#4 Kate Troy (WC) defeated Hadley Miller (AC), 6-3, 6-2 
#5 Tracy Cheung (WC) defeated Roopali Agarwal (AC), 7-5, 6-1 
#6 Wallis Molchen (AC) defeated Brittany Binet (WC), 6-3, 6-2 

#1 Hall/Troy (WC) defeated Holt/Hedrick (AC), 8-5 
#2 Miller/Agarwal (AC) defeated Mallory/Cheung (WC), 8-3 
#3 MacLennan/Binet (WC) defeated Molchen/Erin Murphy (AC), 8-4