Weekend Women's Tennis Recap
Kate Donches, Haverford
Saturday, March 3
Washington College 7, Dickinson 2
Host Washington College, ranked seventh in the ITA Atlantic South region, won its home, season and conference opener against visiting Dickinson, 7-2, in Centennial Conference women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon. The doubles were played inside the Johnson Fitness Center, while singles were played outside at the Schottland Tennis Center. The Shorewomen are now 1-0 overall and in the conference, while the Red Devils drop to 2-1 and 0-1 respectively. The win was also the first win at Washington for head coach David Donn.
Washington and Lee 5, Johns Hopkins 4
The Johns Hopkins women's tennis team rallied from a 4-2 deficit to tie the match against eighth-ranked Washington & Lee before falling 5-4 in the opening round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship Friday afternoon. The Blue Jays drop their first dual match of the season while the Generals improve to 2-2 and advance to the semifinals.
Sunday, March 4
Chicago 6, Johns Hopkins 3; Johns Hopkins 5, Denison 1
The 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins women's tennis team fell to fourth-ranked Chicago but rebounded to beat sixth-ranked Denison to finish in seventh place at the 2012 ITA Division III Team Indoor Championship. It is the Blue Jays' second appearance at the indoor championship, where they finished in eighth in 2010.
Christopher Newport 8, Bryn Mawr 1
Senior co-captain Anna Perocchi netted the Owls lone victory in their Spring Break opener against Christopher Newport University Sunday afternoon in sunny Florida. Perocchi's win came at the No. 1 singles slot as she defeated Kim Morrissett 6-2, 6-1. Bryn Mawr's Elizabeth Olecki had a chance to win her No. 5 bout with Angela Stallman, but eventually fell 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Monday, March 5
Meredith 6, Haverford 3; New Jersey 8, Haverford 1
The Haverford College women's tennis team fell to Meredith College, 6-3, on Monday afternoon in non-conference play. Sophomore Abbey Flynn had an impressive afternoon for the Fords (1-2) as she joined with Kate Donches to earn an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles over Mollie Musgrave and Meg Crumpton of the Avenging Angels (4-2). Later, Flynn faced off against Crumpton again in singles competition and rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Accounting for the other Haverford point on the afternoon was Alex Ferrara who took down Mary Lawrence Newton at No. 2 singles in straight sets. Earlier in the day, the Fords dropped an 8-1 contest to The College of New Jersey. The Lions (7-0) are currently ranked 19th in Division III in the current Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.