April 24, 2004
AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women's tennis team posted its third straight upset victory on Saturday, defeating NESCAC co-champion and Little Three archrival Williams College, 6-3. The Jeffs improved to 13-3 with the win, while the Ephs suffered their second-straight loss and dropped to 11-5.
Amherst juniors Tristan Hedrick (Walnut Creek, CA) and Rachel Holt (New York, NY), both Second-Team All-NESCAC honorees, earned key singles victories as Hedrick downed NESCAC Player of the Year Stephanie Hall (Lawrenceville, NJ) 6-2, 6-2, and Holt upended sophomore Alex Maclennan (Los Angeles, CA) 6-2, 6-3. Amherst First-Team All-NESCAC first-year Katie Hudson (Los Altos, CA) picked up a singles victory as well, beating junior Brittany Binet (St. Helena, CA) 6-3, 6-1, while Amherst senior captain Wallis Molchen (Wilmington, DE) defeated Williams senior Caroline Wasserman (Chappaqua, NY) 6-3, 6-1.
Hedrick and Holt also teamed to down the NESCAC "A" Flight doubles champions, Hall and senior Kate Troy (Wauwautosa, WI), 8-5, and in a rematch of the conference "B" Flight Championship match, Molchen and sophomore Kristen Raverta (W. Springfield, MA) defeated Maclennan and senior Julie Mallory (Littleton, CO), 8-6.
Amherst returns to action tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 p.m. at Wellesley College.
Saturday, April 24, 2004 @ Amherst College - Amherst, MA
AMHERST 6 - WILLIAMS 3
1. Tristan Hedrick (Amh.) def. Stephanie Hall (6-2, 6-2)
2. Julie Mallory (Wil.) def. Kristen Raverta (6-2, 7-5)
3. Rachel Holt (Amh.) def. Alex Maclennan (6-2, 6-3)
4. Kate Troy (Wil.) def. Hadley Miller (6-0, 6-2)
5. Wallis Molchen (Amh.) def. Caroline Wasserman (6-4, 6-2)
6. Katie Hudson (Amh.) def. Brittany Binet (6-3, 6-1)
1. Holt/Hedrick (Amh.) def. Hall/Troy (8-5)
2. Raverta/Molchen (Amh.) def. Mallory/Maclennan(8-6)
3. Wasserman/Binet (Wil.) def. Erin Murphy/Miller (8-6)
Jeffs Post Third Straight Upset, Down Williams 6-3
April 24, 2004