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Women's tennis falls to Wesleyan, 7-2

Cecilia Grissa '08 (left) and Laura Harris '07 (center)

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's tennis team fell to visiting Wesleyan University at the Wallach Tennis Center on Saturday, 7-2.

Bates won at first doubles, with the All-NESCAC duo of Cecilia Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) and Laura Harris (Mercer Island, Wash.) defeating the Cardinals' Madelena Ursu and Anika Fischer 8-6, and at second doubles, with Caryn Benisch (Huntington, N.Y.) and Alexandra Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.) downing Rachael Ghorbani and Emily Fich by an 8-4 score. But Wesleyan swept Bates (1-1) en route to the win.

The Bobcats will host Babson on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Wesleyan 7, Bates 2

1. Cecilia Grissa/Laura Harris (B) def. Madelena Ursu/Anika Fischer, 8-6

2. Caryn Benisch/Alexandra Piacquad (B) def. Rachael Ghorbani/Emily Fich, 8-4

3. Ania Preneta/Sirois (W) def. Liz Fleming/Lindsey Scherer, 8-2


1. Preneta (W) def. Grissa, 6-0, 7-5

2. Ursu (W) def. Benisch

3. Ghorbani (W) def. Piacquad, 6-4, 6-0

4. Fischer (W) def. Harris, 7-5, 6-3

5. Fich (W) def. Fleming, 7-6 (2), 6-4

6. Casey Simcheck (W) def. Scherer, 6-0, 6-1