AMHERST, Mass. --The Connecticut College women´s tennis competed in the New England Women´s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament in Western Mass. this weekend.
It was a productive weekend for head coach Chris O´Brien´s squad and the team hopes to parlay its success into the spring season.
In the a draw, senior co-captain Becca Heupel (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and junior Brittany Badik (Madison, Conn.) lost to the Bowdoin College number one tandem in doubles, 8-4. Heupel dropped an 8-6 decision in singles action and Badik was beaten 8-3 in singles play.
In the consolation round, Badik and Heupel showed their resiliency, earning an 8-6 doubles victory versus Bates College. Heupel triumphed in a 6-2, 6-1 singles win and Badik was knocked off in a 2-6, 6-4, 10-3 decision. The Camels won that match 2-1 but fell in the second round of consolations.
In the B draw, senior co-captain Caroline Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Cassie Smith (Shelburne, Vt.) triumphed in a 3-0 victory against Clark. The Camel duo earned an 8-1 victory in doubles play. Barone and Smith registered an 8-0 win in singles action.
In the second round of action, Barone and Smith defeated the Wellesley Blue, 3-0. They paired up for an 8-4 win at doubles. In singles action, Barone coasted to a 6-4, 6-0 win while Smith earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory. The Camel tandem eventually fell to Tufts University in the quarterfinal by a 3-0 score.
Sophomore Jen Herbert (Stonington, Conn.) and Sara Krivoshik (Wilton, Conn.) fell to Wellesley, 3-0. The Blue collected an 8-2 victory in the doubles match up. Herbert was defeated 8-6 in singles action and Krivoshik lost an 8-5 decision.
But in the consolation round, Herbert and Krivoshik rallied for a 3-0 win against the Curry Colonels. The sophomore tandem earned an 8-5 doubles win. Herbert cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 singles win and Krivoshik romped in a 6-1, 6-0 victory for Connecticut College.
In the second round of consolation match ups, the Camels upended Smith, 2-1. Herbert and Krivoshik collected an 8-6 doubles win. Herbert dropped an 8-1 decision in singles but Krivoshik vaulted past her opponent in an 8-0 victory.
October 18, 2010