Holt Second at Omni ITA New England Championships

September 29, 2003 

BRUNSWICK, ME - Junior Rachel Holt (New York, NY) finished second to NESCAC rival Diana Goldman of Trinity College (6-3, 1-6, 3-10) at the Omni ITA New England Championship Tournament, hosted by Bowdoin College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Holt also teamed with classmate Tristan Hedrick (Walnut Creek, CA) to reach the semifinals in doubles action. 

Holt entered the championship match after claiming victory over Stephanie Hall of Williams College in a three-hour marathon (6-4, 6-7, 10-4). In the doubles draw, she and Hedrick cruised through the first two rounds with an 8-4 win over Wheaton's Ashley Kriwinsky and Darby McDermott and an 8-2 win over Smith's Lauren Kemp and Ashley Kilgore. The pair finally fell to the tournament champions, Courtney Bartlett and Julie Mallory of Williams College, in the semifinals. 

Amherst junior Erin Murphy (Yonkers, NY) and sophomore Hadley Miller (Lancaster, PA) also paired to reach the semifinals in doubles. Murphy and Miller downed Alexandra Barrows and Emily McDonald of Wellesley College, 8-1, and Erin Seu and Francesca Russo of Babson College, 8-3, en route to the semifinals. There they dropped an 8-9 heartbreaker to tournament runners-up Hall and Kate Troy of Williams. 

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against visiting Holy Cross. 

September 29, 2003 * Omni ITA New England Championships 

First Round: 
Alexis Bawden (Bowdoin) def. Wallis Molchen (Amherst): 6-4, 6-2 
Jane Chae (Brandeis) def. Hadley Miller (Amherst): 6-1, 7-5 
Tristan Hedrick (Amherst) def. Liz Currie (Bates): 6-1, 6-0 
Rachel Holt (Amherst) def. Nikki Patel (Colby): 6-0, 6-0 

Second Round: 
Hedrick def. Julia Shaver (Bowdoin): 6-0, 6-1 
Holt def. Hana Freymiller (Wellesley): 6-1, 6-1 

Stephanie Hall (Williams) def. Hedrick: 4-6, 6-4 (10-2) 
Holt def. Ashley Kriwinsky (Wheaton): 6-3, 7-6 

Holt def. Hall: 6-4, 6-7 (10-4) 

Diana Goldman (Trinity) def. Holt: 3-6, 6-1 (10-3) 

First Round: 
Erin Murphy/Miller def. Alexandra Barrows/Emily McDonald (Wellesley): 8-1 
Holt/Hedrick def. Darby McDermott/Kriwinsky (Wheaton): 8-4 

Murphy/Miller def. Francesca Russo/Erin Seu (Babson): 8-3 
Holt/Hedrick def. Lauren Kemp/Ashley Kilgore (Smith): 8-2 

Courtney Bartlett/Julie Mallory (Williams) def. Holt/Hedrick: 8-3 
Hall/Kate Troy (Williams) def. Murphy/Miller: 9-8