The score does not indicate the competitive match that was played in Northampton on Saturday, Sept 26 between Smith and Babson. The overall score was 1-8 in favor of Babson
Smith's #2 doubles team of senior Alanna Dick (Winthrop, ME) and sophomore Clair Oblamski (Elm Grove, WI) played a flawless match to defeat Babson's Lorena Becerra and Liz Sheerin 9-7, earning Smith's only point in an eventual 1-8 team loss. Dick and Oblamski's tenacious play highlighted an overall strong effort from the Pioneers.
Sophomore Gianna Teague (Gahanna, OH) and freshman Holly Reich (Roslyn Heights, NY) both played singles matches that were tests of endurance. Playing at #2 singles, Reich was defeated 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) by Rebecca Stone in a tough two set loss. At #4 singles, Teague and opponent Monica Mercer went three sets, with Mercer eventually prevailing 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
The overall match remained undecided until late in the singles play. Babson took control of the match by capitalizing on long points, while Smith players proved to be the "point makers". Smith displayed heart & determination.
The Smith College Tennis Team travels to Mount Holyoke for at match on Sept 29 at 4 pm.
1) Gianna Teague/Jaimi Inskeep lost to Jes Huang/Rebecca Stone, 8-2
2) Claire Oblamski/Alanna Dick defeated Liz Sheerin/Lorena Becerra, 9-7
3) Maggie Steiner/Ally Hawkins lost to Monica Mercer/Ashley Lake, 8-5
1) Isabela Pal lost to Jes Huang, 6-1, 6-4
2) Holly Reich lost to Rebecca Stone, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
3) Jaimi Inskeep lost to Lorena Becerra, 6-4, 6-2
4) Gianna Teague lost to Monica Mercer, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
5) Clair Oblamski lost to Mikalia Stamas, 6-1, 6-2
6) Alanna Dick lost to Gabby Baez, 6-1, 6-2