CLAREMONT, CA – Befitting a match-up of archrivals the Ephs of Williams and the Mammoths of Amherst squared off in the NCAA Quarterfinals and the action at #2 and #3 doubles that was ferocious after the Ephs had claimed a convincing result at #1 doubles, 8-1.
Needing just two singles points to up their season record to 21-0 on the year senior Julia
Cancio was the first off the singles court with a win. Cancio won in straight sets over Maddie Dewire, 6-2, 6-0 at #5 singles.
Amherst got on the board when Kelsey Chen defeated Chloe Henderson in straight sets at number three, 6-2, 6-2.
Eph junior Korina Neveux recorded a win at number six over Avery Wagman 6-3, 7-5 to clinch the match and punch the Ephs' ticket into the semifinals. Eight-ranked Amherst finished the year at 12-10.
The Ephs will face host CMS (27-2) tomorrow in the semifinal round beginning at 3:00 PM PST.
The win over Amherst was the third win of the Ephs over their archrivals an extended the Eph win streak over the Mammoths to 11 and improved their all-time lead in the series to 42-39.
Williams now owns a 5-3 record versus Amherst in the NCAA Tournament.
- Julia Cancio/Juli Raventos (W) def. Anya Ivenitsky/Avery Wagman (A) – 8-1
- Rachel Cross/Chloe Henderson (W) def. Kelsey Chen/Vickie Ip (A) – 9-7
- Giulia McDonnel Nieto del Rio/Korina Neveux (W) def. Maddie Dewire/Camille Smukler 9-8 (7-1)
- Camille Smukler (A) vs. Juli Raventos (W) 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
- Leah Bush (W) vs. Vickie Ip 6-4, 2-5, unfinished
- Kelsey Chen (A) def. Chloe Henderson 6-2, 6-2
- Mia Gancayco (W) vs. Anya Ivenitsky (A) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished
- Julia Cancio (W) def. Maddie Dewire (A) 6-2, 6-0
- Korina Neveux (W) def. Avery Wagman (A) 6-3, 7-5