The women's tennis team completed its fall season with a solid performance at the New England Women's Invitational Tennis Tournament (NEWITT).

Hosted by Amherst, the NEWITT has a unique tournament format. Each school submits teams of two players which compete in two singles matches and one doubles match.

Leading the Polar Bears, the pair of captain Kellen Alberstone '13 and Emma Lewis '14 competed fairly well at the tournament.

Alberstone and Lewis competed in the A-flight bracket, defeating teams from Connecticut College and Williams in the rounds of 32 and 16, respectively. However, Alberstone and Lewis fell in the quarterfinals against a strong Middlebury team.

In addition, the teams of Chantalle Lavertu '13 and Kate Winingham '14, and captain Hannah Hoerner '12 and Susanna Howard '14 competed at the event.

The fall season has allowed Bowdoin to preview some of the teams it will play in the spring. Hoerner was thrilled that the team's schedule allowed this preview, saying, "There were a lot of close matches [this fall], which is very exciting because we will definitely improve as a team by the time we face [NESCAC schools] in the spring."

After a solid fall season, the Polar Bears will now train through the winter months to prepare for their spring season, which kicks off with a West Coast trip beginning March 13.

Team members saw their fall performances as a sign of good things to come.

"We have had a great fall and the team has real potential," Hoerner said. "We are really excited to spend the off season getting ready for our spring trip."