Amherst Has Impressive Showing at Hofstra Invitational

HEMPSTEAD, NY – The Amherst College women's tennis team continued its successful fall season with an impressive showing at the Hofstra University Invitational this weekend. The eight Lord Jeff singles players went a combined 21-3 and lost a combined seven sets in the two-day event, while the four Amherst doubles pairs finished at a perfect 12-0.

Amherst and Hofstra were joined by Fairfield and Radford universities, with play beginning Saturday and concluding on Sunday. Each singles player and doubles pair played three matches (one against each of the other three schools). On Saturday, all four of Amherst's doubles pairs and six of eight singles players went 2-0, while no Amherst player or pair lost on Sunday, as the Jeffs showed their competition why they were runners up at the NCAA Championships last spring.

The Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Oct. 6 for a non-conference match with Williams College. 

#1 Singles
Zoe Taylor (H) def. Alicia Menezes (A) 6-1, 7-5
Ivana Tomaic (R) def. Alicia Menezes (A) 1-6, 6-3, 6-0
Alicia Menezes (A) def. Paulina Rys (F) 6-1, 6-3

#2 Singles
Christie Gattelaro (H) def. Laken King (A) 6-2, 7-6(5)
Laken King (A) def. Camila Noldin (R) 6-0, 6-1
Laken King (A) def. Dana Postupack (F) 6-3, 7-5

#3 Singles
Brittany Berckes (A) def. Lauren Clifton (H) 6-4, 6-4
Brittany Berckes (A) def. Paige Lindsley (R) 6-4, 6-4
Brittany Berckes (A) def. Alyssa Ruiz (F) 6-1, 6-1

#4 Singles
Natasha Brown (A) def. Stacey Kent (H) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Natasha Brown (A) def. Mirna Matic (R) 6-1, 6-0
Natasha Brown (A) def. Michaela Cerrone (F) 7-6(5), 6-2

#5 Singles
Carlissa King (A) def. Morganne Downing (H) 6-1, 6-1
Carlissa King (A) def. Ashton Downs (R) 7-5, 6-3
Carlissa King (A) def. Gabi Davila (F) Def.

#6 Singles
Jennifer Murphy (A) def. Samantha Sharifi (H) 6-2, 6-3
Jennifer Murphy (A) def. Cassandra Price (R) 6-3, 6-0
Jennifer Murphy (A) def. Courtney Price (F) 6-2, 6-1

#7 Singles
Jill Wexler (A) def. Valerie McDonald (H) 6-2, 6-0
Jill Wexler (A) def. Atonietta Iosue (R) 6-4, 6-1
Jill Wexler (A) def. Courtney Taylor (F) 6-0, 6-0

#8 Singles
Laura Stein (A) def. Kristina Middlemiss (H) 6-1, 6-1
Laura Stein (A) vs. Ally Spector (R) 7-5 DNF
Laura Stein (A) def. Gretchen Amberg (F) 6-1, 6-0

#1 Doubles
Alicia Menezes/Brittany Berckes (A) def. Ivana Tomaic/Camila Noldin (R) 8-6
Alicia Menezes/Brittany Berckes (A) def. Paulina Rys/Dana Postupack (F) 8-4
Alicia Menezes/Brittany Berckes (A) def. Christie Gattelaro/Samantha Sharifi (H) 8-4

#2 Doubles
Natasha Brown/Jill Wexler (A) def. Paige Lindsley/Ashton Downs (R) 9-8(3)
Natasha Brown/Jill Wexler (A) def. Gabi Davila/Alyssa Ruiz (F) 8-1
Natasha Brown/Jill Wexler (A) def. Stacey Kent/Zoe Taylor (H) 8-4

#3 Doubles
Jennifer Murphy/Laura Stein (A) def. Cassandra Price/Mirna Matic (R) 9-8(5)
Jennifer Murphy/Laura Stein (A) def. Gretchen Amberg/Michaela Cerrone (F) 8-0
Jennifer Murphy/Laura Stein (A) def. Lauren Clifton/ValerieMcDonald (H) 8-1

#4 Doubles
Carlissa King/Anuja Ankola (A) def. Antonietta Iosue/Ally Spector (R) 8-2
Carlissa King/Anuja Ankola (A) def. Courtney Price/Courtney Taylor (F) 8-1
Carlissa King/Anuja Ankola (A) def. Morganne Downing/Kristina Middlemiss (H) 8-1