Caroline FlahartyNETTING A WIN: Tasha Christ ’20 hits a backhand in the Bowdoin Invitational, which took place in October during their fall season. The women’s tennis team (7-5-2) kicked off NESCAC play with a 8-1 win against Connecticut College on Saturday, and a 7-2 win against Babson College on the same day.
Caroline FlahartyNo Love Allowed: Rachel Bercovitch ’21 plays in the Bowdoin Invitational during homecoming weekend. The Polar Bears ended the tournament 25-4 and then went on to beat Skidmore on Sunday 6-3. The Bowdoin Invitational is one of the two main tournaments in the team’s fall preseason play, the other being the ITA New England Regionals.
Tournament time. The women’s tennis team (13-4, 5-3 NESCAC) is seeded fifth heading into the first round of NESCAC playoffs this weekend where it will face No. 2 Wesleyan (11-3, 5-3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears hope to build off their recent success—an 8-1 win over Babson (10-8) and a 9-0 shutout over MIT (12-8) last weekend—as they go up against a strong Cardinal squad.
Ann BasuPLAYOFF PUSH: Samantha Stalder ’17 competes in the team’s match against Middlebury (8-3, 5-0 NESCAC) on Saturday. Although the Polar Bears fell 8-1 to the Panthers, they are still confident in their ability to come back this weekend.
Straight shutouts. The women’s tennis team is currently 10-2, 4-1 NESCAC after a 9-0 win over Connecticut College (6-5, 0-3 NESCAC) on Sunday. Despite injuries that have weakened the team’s roster, the Polar Bears have won three of their last four games—all dominant 9-0 shutouts—and are currently ranked fourth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III poll.
Liam FinnertySERVING UP VICTORY: Joulia Likhanskaia ’17 rallies with a teammate in an indoor practice in Farley Field House. With snow still on the courts, the team will play both its matches this weekend indoors as it comes back from its seven-game tour in California.