EWING, N.J. -- Ranked 26th in Division III, the Lions of The College of New Jersey posted a 9-0 win over Bates College in non-conference women's tennis on Wednesday. TCNJ improves to 11-6, while Bates, ranked No. 24 in the Northeast Region, drops to 4-10 on the year.
TCNJ’s top pair of senior Christina Contrafatto and sophomore Jackie Shtemberg were winners at first doubles as they beat defeated Bates senior Cecilia Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) and sophomore Alexandra Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.), 8-3. The Lion pair improves to 21-9 together this season with a 12-4 dual meet record, while the Bobcats’ pair drops to 5-2 this spring with one another. TCNJ’s Shtemberg and Contrafatto are ranked third regionally, while Bates’ top pair was ranked 17th in the same poll and saw their five-match win streak snapped.
Bates will host a pair of NESCAC opponents this weekend, with Connecticut College visiting Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by Williams College on Sunday at 10 a.m.
#26 The College of New Jersey 9, Bates College 0
1. Jackie Shtemberg (TCNJ-WTE) def. Cecilia Grissa (BATES) 6-0, 6-1
2. Christina Contrafatto (TCNJ-WTE) def. Alexandra Piacquad (BATES) 6-1, 6-1
3. Amanda Berg (TCNJ-WTE) def. Caryn Benisch (BATES) 6-3, 6-2
4. Stefanie Haar (TCNJ-WTE) def. Mallika Raghavan (BATES) 6-3, 6-2
5. Haley Kutner (TCNJ-WTE) def. Liz Fleming (BATES) 6-2, 6-1
6. Sarah Roser (TCNJ-WTE) def. Jean Gulliver (BATES) 6-0, 6-1
1. Christina Contrafatto/Jackie Shtemberg (TCNJ-WTE) def. Cecilia Grissa/Alexandra Piacquad (BATES) 8-3
2. Tamara Wroblesky/Sarah Roser (TCNJ-WTE) def. Caryn Benisch/Mallika Raghavan (BATES) 8-6
3. Stefanie Haar/Haley Kutner (TCNJ-WTE) def. Liz Fleming/Jean Gulliver (BATES) 8-3
Match Notes: Bates College 4-10; Regional ranking #24
The College of New Jersey 11-6; National ranking #26; Regional ranking #8