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No. 11 Polar Bears prevail over women's tennis





BRUNSWICK, Maine -- No. 11 nationally ranked Bowdoin played host to the Bates College women's tennis team on Wednesday, and dealt the visiting Bobcats a 9-0 defeat in NESCAC play.

Bates' top doubles team of senior Alex Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.) and sophomore Meg Anderson (Cohasset, Mass.) were edged by a 9-8 score in the closest match of the day. Bates also put up good fights at fifth and sixth singles, where sophomore Erika Blauth (Camden, Maine) and first-year Nicole Russell (Boca Raton, Fla.) lost by scores of 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-3, respectively.

Bates (6-3, 1-2 NESCAC) welcomes Connecticut College to the Wallach Tennis Center on Friday at 4 p.m., followed by a Saturday match against Amherst at 10 a.m.

For more on this story and what's going on with the Bates tennis teams, please catch up with us on the team blog at http://batestennis.wordpress.com/

Bowdoin 9, Bates 0

#1 Singles Emily Lombardi (Bowdoin) def. Alexandra Piacquad (Bates) 6-0, 6-1

#2 Singles Kellen Alberstone (Bowdoin) def. Meg Anderson (Bates) 6-1, 6-2

#3 Singles Chantalle Lavertu (Bowdoin) def. Katie Helfgott (Bates) 6-4, 6-2

#4 Singles Brett Davis (Bowdoin) def. Ashley Brunk (Bates) 6-1, 6-1

#5 Singles Liz Pedowitz (Bowdoin) def. Erika Blauth (Bates) 6-4, 6-4

#6 Singles Nikki Kuna (Bowdoin) def. Nicole Russell (Bates) 6-4, 6-3

#1 Doubles Chantalle Lavertu/Hannah Hoerner (Bowdoin) def. Alexandra Piacquad/Meg Anderson (Bates) 9-8

#2 Doubles Brett Davis/Kellen Alberstone (Bowdoin) def. Ashley Brunk/Nicole Russell   Bowdoin College (Bates) 8-1

#3 Doubles Nikki Kuna/Emily Lombardi (Bowdoin) def. Erika Blauth/Katie Helfgott (Bates) 8-3