|Nicole Russell '13 shut out her opponent at No. 5 singles. (File photo)|
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Bates women's tennis team won two out of three doubles matches in a 6-3 NESCAC defeat at Connecticut College on Saturday.
Sophomore Nicole Russell (Boca Raton, Fla.) dominated her opponent at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0, to take Bates' lone singles win. Sophomore Jacqui Holmes (Harvard, Mass.) and junior Meg Anderson (Cohasset, Mass.) won 8-3 at first doubles, and a third doubles, junior Erika Blauth (Camden, Maine) and first-year Kristen Doerer (Madison, Conn.) tipped the Camels by a 9-7 score.
The Camels improved to 8-11 (1-5 NESCAC) and dropped the Bobcats to 4-12 (0-6 NESCAC). Bates plays at Tufts on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Connecticut College 6, Bates College 3
1: Cassie Smith (CC) def. Jacqui Holmes (Bates), 6-0, 6-4
2: Becca Heupel (CC) def. Meg Anderson (Bates) 6-2, 6-2
3: Jen Herbert (CC) def. Erika Blauth (Bates), 5-7, 6-0, 10-5
4: Sara Krivoshik (CC) def. Ashley Brunk (Bates) 7-6, 7-5
5: Nicole Russell (Bates) def. Caroline Barone (CC) 6-0, 6-0
6: Brittany Badik (CC) def. Kristen Doerer (Bates) 6-3, 7-6
1. Holmes/Anderson, (Bates) def. Smith/Herbert (CC) 8-3
2: Heupel/Barone (CC) def. Russell/Brunk (CC) 8-4
3: Blauth/Doerer (Bates) def. Cangemi/Badik (CC) 9-7