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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Amherst women's tennis team won 12 of its 15 matches to open play at the 2012 New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) hosted by Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.
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.
Jordan Brewer '14 and Sue Ghosh '16 got the better of Wheaton's Lyndsay Cooke '14 and Alex Marlowe '15, taking all three points in their first round matchup. Earning an 8-1 victory in doubles, Brewer defeated Cooke, 6-4, 6-1, while Ghosh upended Marlowe, 6-2, 6-0.
Jen Newman '14 and Zoe Pangalos '14 fared equally well against Salve Regina's Ana Gwozdz '14 and Elizabeth Liguori '14, sweeping the duo 8-0 in doubles before Newman defeated Gwozdz, 6-0, 6-1, and Pangalos blanked Liguori, 6-0, 6-0.
Caroline Richman '13 and Safi Aly '15 kept the Jeffs rolling, picking up two of three points against Middlebury's Dorrie Paradies '14 and Margot Marchese '16. Downing the Middlebury duo, 8-3, Richman handled Paradies, 6-1, 6-1. Salvaging a point, Marchese bested Aly, 6-3, 6-4.
Amherst's Sarah Monteagudo '16 and Isabel Camacho '13 got Amherst back on track however, making quick work of Springfield's Sam Carney '13 and Siana Green '13. Taking doubles by a score of 8-1, Monteagudo dropped just two games in a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Carney, while Camacho shut out Green, 6-0, 6-0.
In a battle of rivals, Maddy Sung '16 and Rebecca Pol '16 recorded a big 9-8 (5) victory over Williams' Maria Pylypiv '15 and Riqui McCoy '16, but the Ephs took both singles showdowns, with Pylypiv ousting Sung 7-6 (4), 6-1, while McCoy dispatched of Pol, 6-1, 6-2.
Amherst returns to action for the second day of competition on Saturday, Oct. 13.