NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The No. 28 nationally ranked Bates College women’s tennis team posted a 9-0 victory against Connecticut College for the second straight year on Saturday.
Bates improved to 6-8 with a 2-3 mark in the NESCAC while the Camels fall to 3-8 with a 0-3 mark in league action.
Sophomore Elena Mandzhukova (Lisbon, Portugal) posted a 7-5, 7-5 victory to lead the Bobcats at #1 singles.
Connecticut College seniors Brittney Cangemi and Jen Herbert kept it close for the Camels in a 9-8 loss to Mandzhukova and senior Ashley Brunk (Phoenix, Ariz.) at #1 doubles.
In addition to Mandzhukova, senior Jacqui Holmes (Harvard, Mass.), senior Nicole Russell (Boca Raton, Fla.) and junior Kristen Doerer (Madison, Conn.) all won in straight sets in singles play, at 2, 4 and 6, respectively.
Bates' four-day, three-match NESCAC road odyssey continues at Hamilton on Sunday at 11am.
Bates College 9, Connecticut College 0
1. Elena Mandzhukova (B) def. Alexis DiTomassi (CC) 7-5, 7-5
2. Jacquelyn Holmes (B) def. Jen Herbert (CC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ashley Brunk (B) def. Sara Krivoshik (CC) 6-2, 0-6, 7-5
4. Nicole Russell (B) def. Charlotte Marcoux (CC) 6-3, 6-0
5. Audrey Grauer (B) def. Brittney Cangemi (CC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
6. Kristen Doerer (B) def. Aneeka Kalia (CC) 6-3, 6-0
1. Mandzhukova/Brunk (B) def. Herbert/Cangemi (CC) 9-8
2. Doerer/Russell (B) def. DiTomassi/Krivoshik (CC) 8-6
3. Holmes/Burke (B) def. Shivani Sinha/Kalia (CC)