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Women's tennis dominates Southern Maine, 9-0

Cecilia Grissa '08

Alex Piacquad '10

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's tennis team opened the fall 2007 season by cruising to a 9-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine at the Wallach Tennis Center on Thursday.

Bates (1-0) dominated USM in every match, with senior Cecilia Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) and sophomore Alex Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.) holding their opponents scoreless at the top two singles positions, and sophomore Jean Gulliver (Falmouth, Maine) and first-year Eliza Kano-Bower (Wayland, Mass.) doing the same at Nos. 5 and 6 singles. Senior Mallika Raghavan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) yielded a single game to USM's Sara Willey at No. 3 singles. The Huskies forfeited points at No.3 doubles and No. 6 singles.

The Bobcats next travel to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Championships at MIT on Sept. 21. The Huskies (0-2) will play at Bridgewater State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Bates 9, Southern Maine 0


1 Cecilia Grissa / Alex Piacquad  vs.  Heather Hallman / Nicole Willey  (Bates 8-1)

2. Mallika Raghavan / Liz Fleming vs. Sara Willey / Kelly Maloney (Bates 8-1)

3. Jean Gulliver / Eliza Kano-Bower  (Bates W/O)


1. Grissa - Maloney (Bates 6-0, 6-0)

2. Piacquad - N. Willey (Bates 6-0, 6-0)

3. Raghavan - S. Willey (Bates 6-1, 6-0)

4. Gulliver - Hallman (Bates 6-0, 6-0)

5. Kano-Bower - Cutler (Bates 6-0, 6-0)

6. Fleming (Bates W/O)