The women's tennis team took home two victories this past week, easily defeating both Wellesley and Colby, but it fell to the No. 1 nationally-ranked Amherst team 8-1 on Sunday.

The week's play improves the 11th nationally-ranked (third in New England) Polar Bear's record to 9-3, 2-1 in NESCAC conference play and dropped the Colby Mules to 7-5, (2-3) in the NESCAC.

The women's team began its weekend on Saturday against the Wellesley Blue, winning 7-2 for an easy victory. Brett Davis '10 and Kellen Alberstone '13 once again teamed up to dominate the No. 2 doubles spot, in addition winning both of their singles matches at the No. 3 and No. 2 spots, respectively.

Emily Lombardi '12 gained a point for Bowdoin in the No. 1 singles spot and she and Nikki Kuna '13 emerged victorious at No. 3 doubles.

"I thought the team came out really strong against Wellesley," said senior captain Liz Pedowitz. "They have a tough team. We actually lost to them 8-1 two years ago so it was nice to beat them so soundly this year."

No. 1 nationally-ranked Amherst College defeated Bowdoin on Sunday in the tough 8-1 rout. Davis took the sole victory for Bowdoin, defeating Amherst senior Jill Wexler 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 4 singles slot.

"Amherst was a tough match," said Pedowitz, "but all of the games were closer than the score shows. I think we all want the chance to play them again, because we know we can beat them. The team is definitely fired up for that."

The team closed out its week on Wednesday afternoon cruising to an 8-1 victory at home against the Colby Mules. Alberstone led the Bowdoin effort with a perfect afternoon, shutting out Colby's Caroline Reaves 6-0, 6-0 in its No. 2 singles match after dominating Colby's No. 2 doubles slot with Davis 8-0 earlier in the afternoon.

The Polar Bears will play a decisive conference match at Middlebury on Saturday at 10 a.m.