Bates quarterfinalists reach journeys’ end at NEWITT Championships
AMHERST, Mass. — The three singles players and one doubles team from Bates College that reached the quarterfinals of their respective flights on Saturday saw their roads end there at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament, hosted by Amherst College this weekend.
Bates’ No. 1 singles player, Cecilia Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) fell short in the No. 1 singles quarterfinals to Jen Krueger of Brandeis, 6-4, 6-1. Grissa had previously defeated Louise Taylor of Salve Regina 6-2, 6-0 in her first match, and downed Trinity’s Brenna Driscoll 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3).
Christina Chow (Carolina, P.R.) fell in her No. 2 singles quarterfinal match to Courteny Farrell of Babson, 6-3, 6-0, after having beaten Lorena Asslani of Regis College 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16.
Bates’ No. 4 singles player, Caryn Benisch (Huntington, N.Y.), who romped over Salve Regina’s Katie Wright 6-0, 6-1 in the round of 16, lost narrowly to Annie Hancock of Williams in the No. 4 singles quarterfinals, 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7).
In the third doubles flight, Bates’ Mallika Raghavan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Liz Fleming (Weston, Conn.) were beaten by Connecticut College’s Danielle Coleman and Holly Bawden, 8-5, after topping Wellesley’s Jane Booth-Tobin and Hsien-Ying Chen 8-4 in the round of 16.
The women’s tennis season will resume in the spring semester.