Last weekend, the women's tennis team lost 5-2 to the University of Connecticut and had three entries in the Middlebury Doubles Tournament.

In the latter, Chantalle Lavertu '13 and captain Hannah Hoerner '12 got out in the first round, while Kate Winingham '14 and captain Kellen Alberstone '13, as well as Emma Chow '15 and captain Emily Lombardi '12, lost in the second round.

Three players reached the third round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championship hosted by Bates two weeks ago.

Winingham, Lombardi and Alberstone each earned a pair of wins to advance to the third round of singles play. Alberstone, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, won her first two matches before being defeated by Maria Pylypiv of Williams. Lombardi and Winningham also lost to Williams players.

Lombardi was victorious in two straight set matches before losing to No. 3 seed Nancy Worley. Winingham won her first match after a hard-fought comeback and cruised to her second victory before being dispatched by Kara Shoemaker.

"I think we've all had a great fall season because we've worked really hard this year," said Winingham. "I think we will continue to work hard in the coming offseason which will really help us do well in the spring."

In doubles play, Alberstone and Winingham were seeded first in the tournament and succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinal round with a pair of strong wins. Williams again proved an insurmountable obstacle, winning 8-5.

The Polar Bears next take to the court today at 1 p.m. on their home courts to start the Bowdoin Invitational, the final event of the season.

-Compiled by Ryan Holmes.