Contact: Ben Badua
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Women's tennis continued its strong showing at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT), with three Jeff pairings advancing to the quarterfinal round.
Jordan Brewer '14 and Sue Ghosh '16 opened day two by sweeping Mount Holyoke's Nahree Han '13 and Elizabeth Konkel '13, 8-0. Brewer then closed out Han 6-0, 6-1 in singles action, before Ghosh upended Konkel, 6-2, 6-0 to push the Amherst duo into the quarterfinals.
Squaring off with Middlebury's Ria Gerger '16 and Leah Kepping '13, Brewer and Ghosh kept things rolling with an 8-3 triumph over their NESCAC rivals. Brewer moved to 9-0 on the weekend with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Gerger, while Kepping avoided the sweep with a hard-fought 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 win over Ghosh.
Making quick work of Williams' Monica Pastor '15 and Alex Stone '16, 8-4, Caroline Richman '13 and Safi Aly '15 looked to earn a quarterfinals berth of their own with an equally strong singles showing. With Richman notching a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 decision over Pastor, Aly edged Stone, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 14-12, to set up a an all-Amherst showdown with Jen Newman '14 and Zoe Pangalos '14, who advanced on a defaulted match.
Putting forth a solid effort, Newman and Pangalos upended Richman and Aly, 8-1, in doubles play before handling the duo in singles action by scores of 6-4, 6-1 (Newman/Richman) and 6-1, 6-1 (Pangalos/Aly).
Amherst's final pairing of Sarah Monteagudo '16 and Isabel Camacho '13 almost fared matched their teammates' run, taking two of three points from a mixed Nancy Worley '13 (Williams) and Catherine Worley '16 (Tufts) pairing before bowing out in the quarterfinals to the Jumbos' Sam Gann '14 and Sophie Schonfeld '15.
In the NEWITT format, each round pairs teams of two against one another and features two singles matches and one doubles match, with three points up for grabs. The final day of competition resumes tomorrow.