The women's tennis team wrapped up a successful regular season with a commanding 9-0 victory over Wellesley College this past Saturday on the road.

The 12th-ranked Polar Bears finish their season with 12-5 record overall and a 5-4 record in NESCAC conference play.

On Saturday, Bowdoin took a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles from Kellen Alberstone '13 and Kate Winingham '14 to sweep all three doubles matches.

The Polar Bears trounced Wellesley in singles play, cruising to the win without dropping a single set, getting wins from Alberstone, Emily Lombardi '12, Emma Lewis '14, Chantalle Lavertu '13, Winingham, and Susanna Howard '14.

The weekend marks the end of a late-season streak by the Polar Bears, winning their last three matches with shutout scores, including over conference rival Hamilton College.

Last Tuesday, the team learned that it would be seeded fifth in the upcoming NESCAC Conference Championship and that it would face the fourth-seeded Middlebury Panthers.

The teams will open the tournament with a 1 p.m. match on Friday afternoon at Middlebury. The winner of this contest will then proceed to take on top-seeded Amherst College at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the second round.

The contest against the Panthers marks the first meeting of the teams since they competed on April 16 at Bowdoin, where Middlebury came away from the match with a convincing 6-3 win.

Hannah Hoerner '12 expressed optimism and confidence when discussing the team's prospects this weekend.

"We are really excited to have a second shot at playing Middlebury," she said. "We have been practicing for the past few weeks specifically for this match and each person knows what they have to do to win. We can definitely win if we play the way we have been practicing this week."