WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The Lindsay Morehouse Invitational wrapped up its second day with the Ephs playing nine singles matches and three doubles matches total against Skidmore and Middlebury. The tournament is named in honor of Lindsay Morehouse, Eph and former women's tennis captain who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City.
In Saturday's singles, Williams squared off against Skidmore for the second time this tournament. Seniors Leah Bush and Korina Neveux won their matches, with junior Emily Zheng picking up a victory as well. Chloe Henderson '20 played a very close match but was defeated by Skidmore's Dea Koiava. First-years Maxine Ng and Julia Pham also fell to Skidmore in their matches. However, Ng and Henderson bounced back in the 1:00 singles against Skidmore, with Ng defeating Jacqueline Ahn 6-1 6-1 and Henderson defeating Laura Swenson 6-1 6-1. Bush fell to Renee Karchere-Sun in her second singles match of the day.
Williams swept the doubles matches against Middlebury, with Bush and Henderson defeating Emily Bian and AnnMartin Skelly 8-2. The team of Ng and Neveux also thwarted their opponents 8-2.
The Ephs today had "a lot of effort, hustle, and camaraderie," said head coach Anik Cepeda. "[We're] looking forward to mixing up the doubles tomorrow and the singles versus Middlebury!"
The Invitational is played in a round-robin style with no eliminations, allowing for players to pick up more matches and gain more experience from the event. On Sunday, Williams will play five singles matches and four doubles matches with different pairings than in days previous. In addition, one senior from each school will be awarded the Lindsay Morehouse Award, with no overall tournament winner being crowned. Those presented with the award have demonstrated sportsmanship, kindness, and a team-oriented spirit, among other qualities.
Complete results can be found below.
Fall 2018 Morehouse Invitational
Skidmore, Middlebury, and Williams College
Saturday 9:00 Singles
Bush (W) def. Fukushige (S) 7-6 (5), 6-2
Koiava (S) def. Henderson (W) 7-6 (5), 6-4
Neveux (W) def. Feldman (S) 6-2, 6-4
Soohoo (S) def. Ng (W) 6-2, 4-6, 10-5
Carlsson (S) def. Pham (W) 6-2, 6-4
Zheng (W) def. Ahn (S) 6-1, 6-3
Saturday 10:30 Doubles
Bush/Henderson (W) def. Skelly/Bian 8-2
Neveux/Ng (W) def. Puccinelli/ Gorman 8-2
Saturday 1:00 Singles
Karchere-Sun (S) def. Bush (W) 6-3, 4-1 ret.
Henderson (W) def. Swenson (S) 6-1, 6-2
Ng (W) def. Ahn (S) 6-1, 6-1