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Women's tennis team falls at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bowdoin College women's tennis team hosted their first match of the 2008 calendar year and came away with a 9-0 sweep of Bates in a match played at Farley Field House on Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (9-2) have won eight straight matches and are ranked 15th in the latest Division III poll. Bates dips to 2-7 this season with the loss (2-6 against Division III opponents).

Bates will next play a doubleheader of road matches this Saturday: they'll play at Mount Holyoke College Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a match at Smith College at 2 p.m.


1) Sarah D'Elia (Bow) def. Cecilia Grissa 6-3, 6-3

2) Kristen Raymond (Bow) def. Alex Piacquad 6-1, 6-1

3) Kaitlin Raymond (Bow) def. Caryn Benisch 6-1, 6-2

4) Rachel Waldman (Bow) def. Mallika Raghavan 6-1, 6-0

5) Liz Pedowitz (Bow) def. Liz Fleming 6-1, 6-3

6) Stephanie Langer (Bow) def. Jean Gulliver 6-0, 6-0


1) Kristen Raymond/D'Elia (Bow) def. Grissa/Piacquad 8-1

2) Waldman/Brett Davis (Bow) def. Fleming/Raghavan 8-1

3) Pedowitz/Kaitlin Raymond (Bow) def. Benisch/Gulliver 8-4