WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – The Ephs closed out the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational today with a bevy of singles matches against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Middlebury College. The Invitational follows a round-robin format where no team is eliminated, so as to give the players as much court time as possible. The namesake for the Invitational is Lindsay Morehouse '00, one of three Williams Alumni to perish in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Katherine Orgielwicz '23 was one of the bright spots for the Ephs, winning her singles match easily against RPI's Rani Jones by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Maya Jamroz '23, pushed her match to three sets, winning the second one 6-1, but ended up losing in the decisive third set. Sarah Yang '20, also dropped a highly competitive first set against Middlebury's Amanda Frank in a close tiebreak. Senior Chloe Henderson lost a hard-fought tiebreak to RPI's Alex Mednikova.
Williams saw the most success in the tournament in their doubles matches, winning all three on the first day of competition, and seven out of nine overall.
"Overall a promising start for Williams Tennis," said Ephs Coach Anik Cepeda, "Trending up! We're looking forward to hosting a few alums next weekend for a bit of mixed doubles - time to recover and hit the books."
In two weeks the Ephs' fall season will continue when they travel to Middlebury for the ITA New England regional tournament. That will be followed up by a trip to archrival Amherst, before concluding the fall swing back at Middlebury.
Williams vs. RPI
Mednikova (RPI) vs. Henderson (Will) 7-6 (4)
Orgielewicz (Will) vs. Jones RPI 6-0, 6-1
Barr (RPI) vs. Jamrow (Will) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (6)
Flores (RPI) vs. Yang (Will) 6-3, 6-2
Middlebury vs. Skidmore
Fukushige (Skidmore) vs. Hughes (Midd) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
Boehm (Midd) vs. Lal (Skidmore) 6-1, 6-4
Stow (Midd) vs. Karchere-Sun (Skidmore) 6-1, 6-0
LaBarge vs. Feldman 2-6, 6-1, 10-7
Koiava (Skidmore) vs. Frank (Midd) 6-0, 4-6, 10-6
Neal (Midd) vs. Soohoo (Skidmore) 6-3, 6-2
Skidmore vs. RPI
Mednikova (RPI) vs. Fukushige 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-0
Lal (Skidmore) vs. Jones (RPI) 6-3, 6-2
Karchere-Sun (Skidmore) vs. Surapaneni 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Feldman (Skidmore) vs. Barr (RPI) 6-3, 6-2
Koiava (Skidmore) vs. Flores (RPI) 6-0, 6-2
Soohoo (Skidmore) vs. Subramaniam (RPI) 6-1, 6-4
Williams vs. Middlebury
Hughes (Midd) vs. Orgielewicz (Williams) 6-3 (did not finish match) point to Middlebury
LaBarge (Midd) vs. Jamroz (Williams) 6-1, 6-1
Frank (Midd) vs. Yang (Williams) 7-6 (4), 6-2
Boehm/Stow (Midd) vs. Henderson/Bennet (Williams) 8-2