Women’s Tennis Makes It Five Straight Victories in Home Finale
The Wesleyan women’s tennis team rode a four-match winning streak into this past weekend’s tilt against Smith College. The four victories that preceded the match all came on the road, but Wes returned to home action with a convincing 8-1 triumph over Smith.
Senior co-captain Sarah Miller continued her torrid stretch, dominating in her final home match by a count of 6-0, 6-0. She also teamed up with Grace Smith ’14 at #1 doubles, cruising to an 8-4 victory. The pair of wins gives Miller ten wins in the five-match winning streak, the maximum possible for a singles player. Also winning in straight sets in singles action were Genevieve Aniello ’13, Kiley Robbins ’14, Lauren Jacobs ’15, and co-captain Hannah Berkman ’12 at #2, #3, #4, and #6 singles, respectively. Nicki Softness ’14 scored a three-set comeback win at #5 singles to secure the singles sweep for the Cardinals, winning 3-6, 6-3, (10-6).
Madison Hartley ’15 and Jacobs, who usually team up at #3 doubles, ascended to #2 doubles against Smith and easily prevailed, taking their match 8-1. Ana Alvarado ’12 and Kaitlyn Clark ’14 fell at #3 doubles in a hard-fought, 8-6 defeat.