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Host Swarthmore holds off women's tennis team

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Bates College women's tennis team fell 7-2 in a non-conference match at Swarthmore College on Monday, falling to 4-9 this year while the host Garnet raised their record to 9-4.

Senior Cecilia Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) and sophomore Alexandra Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.) won a point for Bates with an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Jean Gulliver (Falmouth, Maine) won at No. 6 singles for Bates.

The Bobcats will finish their Southern swing with a match at The College of New Jersey on Wednesday.

Swarthmore 6, Bates 3


1. Rachel Wallwork (SWAT) def. Cecilia Grissa (BATES) 6-1, 6-3

2. Jennie Park (SWAT) def. Alexandra Piacquad (BATES) 6-1, 6-2

3. Jamie Midyette (SWAT) def. Caryn Benisch (BATES) 6-2, 6-3

4. Erica Lukoski (SWAT) def. Mallika Raghavan (BATES) 6-2, 6-4

5. Alexis Hickman (SWAT) def. Liz Fleming (BATES) 3-6, 6-3, (10-4)

6. Jean Gulliver (BATES) def. Rebecca Commito (SWAT) 6-2, 6-0


1. Cecilia Grissa/Alexandra Piacquad (BATES) def. Erica Lukoski/Jennie Park (SWAT) 8-6

2. Jamie Midyette/Luann Cignavitch (SWAT) def. Caryn Benisch/Mallika Raghavan (BATES) 8-4

3. Kearney Bangs/Marissa Lee (SWAT) def. Liz Fleming/Jean Gulliver (BATES) 9-7