Ephs Win 13 of 18 Singles Matches on Day 2 of Middlebury Invite

Leah Bush '19
Leah Bush '19

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. On Day 2 of the Middlebury Invite the action turned to singles play and the Ephs played six singles matches versus Amherst, Brandeis, and Middlebury

On the day the Ephs won 13 of 18 singles matches.

In their first contest of the day Williams downed archrival Amherst by a score of 5-1.

Four of the five singles wins for the Ephs were in straight sets and sophomore Leah Bush won her match in in the tiebreaker battling back from a first set loss, 4-6, to win 6-3 in the second set and then won the tiebreaker 10-3.

Amherst's lone win came at two singles were Jackie Calla defeated Mia Gancayco 7-6, 6-4.

Eph straight set wins were notched by junior Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, senior captain Hannah Atkinson, and first years Emily Zheng and Chloe Henderson.

Eph head coach Alison Swain juggled her lineup for the Brandeis match inserting junior Juli Raventos, senior Linda Shin, and sophomore Carmen Saab, while resting McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Bush, and Henderson.

The Ephs defeated Brandeis 5-1 in their second match of the day.

Linda Shin was down in her first set 3-4, but she bounced back to win the set 6-4. Emily Zheng was tied 3-3 in her first set and then won 6-4.

Atkinson, Raventos, Shin, Zheng and Gancayco all won in straight sets.

In the night cap the Ephs and Middlebury split the six singles matches. The three wins for the Ephs in the match came from Linda Shin, Chloe Henderson and Leah Bush and all three won in straight sets.

Eph head coach Alison Swain stated, "There were many high quality matches today. I think being pushed competitively at the end of our season will provide good motivation and focus for specific ways we can improve going forward."

Williams 5, Amherst 1

Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio (W) def. Kelsey Chen (A) – 6-1, 6-1

Jackie Calla (A) def. Mia Gancayco (W) – 7-6, 6-4

Leah Bush (W) def. Camille Smukler (A) – 4-6, 6-3, 10-3

Hannah Atkinson (W) def. AveryWagman (A) – 6-3, 6-0

Emily Zheng (W) def. Camilla Trapness – 6-0, 6-2

Chloe Henderson (W) def. Anya Ivenitsky (A)– 7-6 (5), 6-3

Williams 5, Brandeis 1

Hannah Atkinson (W) def. Haley Cohan (B) – 6-4, 6-4

Juli Raventos (W) def. Keren Khromchecko (B) – 6-1, 6-3

Linda Shin (W) def. Sabrina Ross Neergaard (B) – 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Mia Gancayco (W) def. Olivia Leavitt (B) – 6-1, 6-0

Emily Zheng (W) def. Sophia He (B) – 6-4, 6-3

Michele Lehat (B) def. Carmen Saab (W) – 6-2, 6-1

Williams 3, Middlebury 3

Alexandra Fields (M) def. Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio (W) – 6-4, 2-6, 10-7

Christina Puccinelli (M) def, Juli Raventos (W) – 7-6 (4) 5-7, 13-11

Linda Shin (W) Chloe Henderson (W) def. Skylar Schossberger (M) – 6-2, 6-4

Chloe Henderson (W) def. Madrid Stow(M) – 6-4, 6-3

Leah Bush (W) def. Kaysee Orozco – 6-2, 6-2

Molly Paradies (M) def. Emily Zheng (W) – 7-5, 6-2

Tomorrow the Ephs will face Brandeis in doubles only at 11:20 a.m. and that match will be followed by a doubles only encounter versus Amherst before they head back down Route 7 to Williamstown.