Women's Tennis Blanks Skidmore, 9-0

Wellesley, Mass. - The third-ranked Amherst women's tennis team advanced to the finals of Wellesley College's Nor'Easter Bowl with a 9-0 win over #24 Skidmore College. Now 6-2 (0-1 NESCAC) on the season, the Jeffs will face #12 Tufts in tomorrow's championship match slated for 9 a.m. The Jumbos defeated host Wellesley 7-2 in the afternoon's other semifinal.

Jordan Brewer '14 (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Laura Danzig '12 (Allendale, N.Y.) got Amherst off to a good start at the top of the doubles order, notching an 8-4 victory over Nataly Mendoza '13 and Lee Ford '14. Zoe Pangalos '14 (New York, N.Y.) and Jennifer Newman '14 (Haverford, Pa.) earned an 8-3 decision over Yumi Karlshoej '15 and Melissa Hirsch '14, while Caroline Richman '13 (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and Gabby Devlin '14 (McLean, Va.) completed the Jeffs' bid at a doubles sweep with an 8-2 triumph over Tory Engros '12 and Robyn Baird '14.

Brewer headlined singles action with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hirsch, while Danzig upended Engros, 6-1, 6-4. Newman rallied from a 6-2 first set loss, taking the next two frames in her third singles match with Mendoza, 6-0, 6-2, while Richman bested Ford, 6-0, 6-3.

Pangalos swept Baird 6-0, 6-0 in the fourth slot, while Kimberly Snyder '12 (Newton, Mass.) secured a 6-7 (10), 6-2, 10-3 victory over Karlshoej at the bottom of the order.

Amherst 9, Skidmore 0
Doubles
1. Jordan Brewer/Laura Danzig (A) def. Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford (S), 8-4
2. Zoe Pangalos/Jennifer Newman (A) def. Yumi Karlshoej/Melissa Hirsch (S), 8-3
3. Caroline Richman/Gabby Devlin (A) def. Tory Engros/Robyn Baird (S), 8-2
Singles
1. Jordan Brewer (A) def. Melissa Hirsch (S), 6-1, 6-0
2. Laura Danzig (A) def. Tory Engros (S), 6-1, 6-4
3. Jennifer Newman (A) def. Nataly Mendoza (S), 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. Caroline Richman (A) def. Lee Ford (S), 6-0, 6-3
5. Zoe Pangalos (A) def. Robyn Baird (S), 6-0, 6-0
6. Kimberly Snyder (A) def. Yumi Karlshoej (S), 6-7 (10), 6-2, 10-3

2012 Nor'Easter Bowl Schedule
Friday, Apr. 6
#1 Amherst def. #8 PR Mayaguez, 9-0
#2 Tufts def. #7 MIT, 8-1
# 3 Wellesley def. #6 Bates, 5-4
#5 Skidmore def. #4 Brandeis, 5-4

Saturday, Apr. 7
2 p.m. --- #1 Amherst def. #5 Skidmore, 9-0
2 p.m. --- #2 Tufts def. #3 Wellesley, 7-2
3 p.m. --- #4 Brandeis def. #8 PR Mayaguez, 9-0
3 p.m. --- #6 Bates def. #7 MIT, 5-4

Sunday, Apr. 8
9 a.m. --- #1 Amherst vs. #2 Tufts
9 a.m. --- #3 Wellesley vs. #5 Skidmore
9 a.m. --- #4 Brandeis vs. #6 Bates
9 a.m. --- #7 MIT vs. #8 PR Mayaguez