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Women's tennis wins at No. 1 singles, No. 3 doubles at St. Thomas





MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Bates women's tennis team lost 7-2 to the Bobcats of NAIA member St. Thomas University on Tuesday, in the second match of the team's three-match week in Florida. On Monday the Bobcats opened their spring schedule with a 5-4 loss at NAIA member Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Bates got its points against St. Thomas at No. 1 doubles, where junior Meg Anderson (Cohasset, Mass.) and sophomore Nicole Russell (Boca Raton, Fla.) prevailed 8-6. Bates first-year Kristen Doerer (Madison, Conn.) debuted with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles.

Russell was also on Bates' winning doubles team in the Northwood match. She teamed up with sophomore Jacqui Holmes (Harvard, Mass.) to win 8-0 at No. 3 doubles. The Bobcats swept the singles matches at Nos. 4 through 6: junior Erika Blauth (Camden, Maine), Russell and Doerer all won in straight sets.

Bates plays at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale on Friday at 9 a.m.

St. Thomas University 7, Bates 2

Feb. 22, 2011 at Miami Gardens, Fla.


1. Meg Anderson/Nicole Russell (Bates) def. Bongiovanni/Vuorela (STU), 8-6    

2. Kristen Doerer/Erika Blauth (Bates) def. by Gil/Quintero (STU), 8-5     

3. Jacqui Holmes/Lucy Brennan (Bates) def. by Hewett/Allen (STU), 8-6     



1. Jacqui Holmes (Bates) def. by Bongiovanni, (STU) 6-0, 6-0

2. Meg Anderson (Bates) def. by Gil, 6-1, 6-2

3. Ashley Brunk (Bates) def. by Quintero, 6-0, 6-0

4. Erika Blauth (Bates) def. by Vuorela (STU), 6-2, 6-2

5. Nicole Russell (Bates) def. by Hewett (STU), 6-2, 6-3

6. Kristen Doerer (Bates) def. Allen (STU), 6-1, 6-3

Northwood 5, Bates 4

Feb. 21, 2011 at West Palm Beach, Fla. 


1. Meg Anderson/Kristen Doerer (Bates) def. by Fiorella Moggia/Andrea Sucre (NU), 8-6

2. Ashley Brunk/Erika Blauth (Bates) def. by Prisicla Durante/Christine Novackovic (NU), 8-0

3. Jacqui Holmes/Nicole Russell (Bates) def. Danielle Miller/Kristin Walker (NU), 8-0



1. Jacqui Holmes (B) def. by Fiorella Moggia (NU), 6-1, 6-1

2. Meg Anderson (B) def. by Prisicla Durante (NU), 6-3, 7-5

3. Ashley Brunk (B) def. by Christine Novackovic (NU), 6-4, 6-2

4. Erika Blauth (B) def. Andrea Sucre (NU), 6-1, 6-2

5. Nicole Russell (B) def. Kristin Walker (NU), 6-1, 6-0

6. Kristen Doerer (B) def. Danielle Miller (NU), 6-0, 6-0