Caryn Benisch '09
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Bates senior Caryn Benisch took home a victory in the singles field, highlighting the Bobcat women's tennis team's performances in their first event of the Fall 2008 season, the ITA Championships at MIT.
Benisch (Huntington, N.Y.) defeated Alicia Cauteruccio of Connecticut College 6-3, 6-0 in the first round before falling to seeded player Carlissa King of Amherst, 6-1, 6-3. Elsewhere in the singles bracket, first-year Meg Anderson (Cohasset, Mass.) lost to Wellesley's Jacqueline Shen in her college debut, 6-0, 6-0.
Representing Bates in doubles play were two newcomers to the team, first-year Erika Blauth (Hope, Maine) and Brooke Morse-Karzen (Wilmette, Ill.). Getting their first taste of college tennis, the duo fell in the first round to the second-seeded pair, Brittney Berckes and Natasha Brown of Amherst, by an 8-4 score.
Bates will play host to Babson College on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m.