No. 12 Women's Tennis Primed for NCAA Regional Action

No. 12 Women's Tennis Primed for NCAA Regional Action


Amherst, Mass. – The 12th-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team has been selected as an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship and is set to travel to Regional host Middlebury College for First, Second and Third Round action this weekend, May 12-14 at the Proctor Tennis Courts.

The Mammoths earned a First Round bye and will face the winner of Skidmore and Elizabethtown in Second Round action on May 13 at 12:30 p.m. Middlebury also garnered a First Round bye and will hit the courts against either SUNY Geneseo or Farmingdale State.

(6-9 overall, NR: 12th) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
The Mammoths secured an at-large bid to return to the national postseason for the 23rd consecutive season following a hard fought loss to No. 6 Tufts in the NESCAC tournament. Receiving a First Round bye for the 14th time in program history, Amherst is 59-26 all-time in NCAA play, including a national championship in 1991 and five national runner-up finishes (2004, '07, '09, '11, '14). Amherst will look to return to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the ninth straight season, after appearing in the Semifinals a season ago.

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Camille Smukler '20  9-8 8-9
Anya Ivenitsky '20 7-6 10-7
Avery Wagman '18 8-8 12-7
TEAM 50-50 (.500) 27-26 (.509)

(12-7 overall, NR: 20th) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
Clinching its seventh straight Liberty League conference title with a 5-0 win over No. 40 Vassar on May 6, Skidmore earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and is set to appear in the national tournament for the 11th consecutive season and the 21st time in program history. Last spring, the Thoroughbreds advanced to the Second Round before falling to MIT.

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Ada Wiggins
15-9 17-10
Madie Benn 8-11 17-12
Michelle Fuca  17-13 13-11

(13-4 overall) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
Elizabethtown punched its ticket to the NCAA Championship by downing Scranton, 5-0 in the Landmark Conference title match to earn the program's third straight league crown. Making their eighth consecutive trip to the national postseason, the Blue Jays will look to advance to the Third Round after falling to John Hopkins in Second Round action a season ago.

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Meghan Chemidlin 18-2 15-4
Amber Burd 11-3 10-5
Taylor Helsel 7-11 13-6
TEAM 68-43 (.613) 41-16 (.719)

(14-4 overall, NR: 2nd) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
Returning to the NCAA tournament for the 14th time in 15 years, the Panthers claimed an at-large bid and regional host duties after advancing to the NESCAC Championship finals. Middlebury holds an 18-14 all-time record in the national postseason after playing their way into the Semifinals in 2016 and, as the No. 2 team in the country according to the latest ITA national poll, currently owns the highest national ranking in the program's history.

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Catherine Blazye  18-2 19-4
Heather Boehm 19-4 6-2
Kaysee Orozco 2-3 19-5
TEAM 127-45 (.738) 65-32 (.670)

(9-1 overall) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
The Knights secured an automatic bid to the national postseason on Oct. 10, 2016, defeating New Platz, 5-1 to win the SUNYAC Championship and cap off a 9-1 fall schedule. Set to appear in its sixth consecutive, and eighth overall, NCAA Championship, SUNY Geneseo owns a 5-6 record in NCAA action, with all of the program's wins coming in First Round play.  

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Lauren Salzano 7-9 14-4
Vanessa Lam-Tran  8-7 12-6
Anika Pornpitaksuk  8-6 12-4
TEAM 55-42 (.567) 36-18 (.667)

(14-4 overall) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
Winning the Skyline Conference Championship with a 5-2 victory over St. Joseph's on Oct. 30, 2016, the Rams clinched one of the 38 NCAA automatic qualifying bids and will take the court in the national postseason for the fourth straight season. 

   Singles Record   Doubles Record 
Kayla Reidy  16-3 12-4
Tatiana Rosamilia  13-4 15-3
Priscilla Signore 12-5 14-5
TEAM 78-28 (.736) 40-17 (.702)

2017 NCAA Women's Tennis Regional - Middlebury College
First Round – Friday, May 12
Match 1 – SUNY Geneseo (9-1) vs. Farmingdale State (14-4) - 1:30 p.m.
Match 2 – Skidmore (12-7) vs. Elizabathtown (13-4) - 4 p.m. 

Second Round – Saturday, May 13
Match 3 – Middlebury (14-4) vs. Match 1 Winner - 3 p.m.
Match 4 – Amherst (6-9) vs. Match 2 Winner - 12:30 p.m.

Regional Final - Sunday, May 14
Match 5 - Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner - 12 p.m.