The women's tennis team finished its most difficult road trip of the season last weekend with a 2-1 record, improving its overall season record to 11-5 and the NESCAC conference record to 4-4.

The No. 12-ranked Polar Bears suffered a 9-0 shutout setback on Friday against Amherst, the top-ranked team in D-III. They quickly bounced back, however, and proceeded to dominate the Hamilton Continentals 9-0 and trounced 22nd-ranked Vassar College 6-0 in a match played to decision.

Hannah Hoerner '12 took the sole set away from Amherst on Saturday, earning a 6-3 triumph before falling later in the match. While no Bowdoin players won any matches on Friday, the doubles teams of Kellen Alberstone '13 and Kate Winingham '14 at the No. 1 slot, Emily Lombardi '12 and Emma Lewis '14 at No. 2 and Hannah Hoerner '12 and Chantalle Lavertu '13 at No. 3 all won both of their matches on Saturday.

Alberstone and Lewis each earned a pair of individual victories.

The stark contrast between the total defeat of Friday and the smashing and seemingly easy victories of the team's comeback Saturday bodes well as the Polar Bears look forward to the end and ultimate culmination of their season in the approaching weeks.

"Coming into this past weekend, we knew the Vassar match was really important since they were ranked just behind us in the region," Lombardi said. "At the start of doubles, I think everyone came out really focused. We played with a lot of energy and aggression and carried that into our singles play. Overall the team competed really well and continues to improve every week."

The team will finish its regular season at Wellesley College tomorrow before preparing for the NESCAC Conference tournament that begins on May 6 at Middlebury College.