MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Impressive doubles play by the Mammoths stood as the difference maker as the No. 12 Amherst College women's tennis team toppled No. 20 Skidmore College, 5-1 Saturday afternoon a the Proctor Tennis Courts.
With the win, Amherst improves to 7-9 on the season, while Skidmore closes out their 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 13-8. Amherst returns to action tomorrow, Sunday, May 14 when they battle the winner of Middlebury and SUNY Geneseo in a Regional Final beginning at 12 p.m.
- The Mammoths swept doubles competition to jump out to a 3-0 lead.
- First to finish, senior duo Claire Carpenter and Megan Adamo bested Alexa Goldberg and Jessica Ampel, 8-2 on the third court before Avery Wagman '18 and Anya Ivenitsky '20 closed out an 8-4 win over Ada Wiggins and Brianna Greene in the No. 2 spot.
- At the top of the ladder, the tandem of Camille Smukler '20 and Kelsey Chen '19 clinched the sweep, downing Madie Benn and Michelle Fuca, 8-3.
- Amherst needed just three courts to wrap up the NCAA second round match, as Chen and Ivenitsky lifted the Mammoths to the 5-1 victory.
- Giving Amherst a 4-1 lead, Chen powered past Benn, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 spot, before Ivenitsky notched the match-winning point on the third court, defeating Fuca, 6-2, 6-2.
- Danielle Giannetti earned the Thoroughbred's lone point of the outing, edging Camilla Trapness '19, 6-1, 6-0 in the sixth position.
First Court: Camille Smukler vs. Ada Wiggins – 5-7, unfinished
Fifth Court: Megan Adamo leading Renee Karchere-Sun – 7-6 (7-4), 1-2, unfinished
Sixth Court: Avery Wagman vs. Brianna Greene – 4-6, 4-1, unfinished