No. 8 Amherst Says Thank You to Senior Class

No. 8 Amherst Says Thank You to Senior Class

AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College honored Avery Wagman, Adrienne Irmer and Vickie Ip on Saturday afternoon before their final match of the regular season, a 6-3 setback to #4 Middlebury College.

Middlebury improves to 13-2 on the year and 6-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), while Amherst drops to 4-4 in the conference and 10-8 overall.

Both teams will be back on the same courts next weekend, as Amherst will be hosting the NESCAC women's tennis tournament beginning Friday, May 4th. 

Amherst won two of the three doubles matches, with Wagman and Anya Ivenitsky '20 scoring an 8-6 victory over Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger at the top spot and Ip and Kelsey Chen '19 defeating Catherine Blazye and Maddi Stow 8-5 at #2.

The Panthers got their point at third doubles with an 8-2 win by Heather Boehm and Ann Martin Skelly over Camille Smukler '20 and Maddie Dewire '20.

Smukler was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Christina Puccinelli at the top singles position, but from there it was all Middlebury, as they took five straight set victories.

Hughes handled Ip 6-2, 6-4 at second singles, Boehm beat Chen 6-2, 6-4 at #3 and Blazye overwhelmed Ivenitsky 6-0, 6-2 at fourth position.

Dewire forced a tiebreak against Schossberger at #5 singles, but after winning the opening set 6-1, Schossberger was able to close out the match with a 7-4 tiebreak win.

At the #6 spot, Stow earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Wagman to complete the match.