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