Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Is At Peak In Western MA

The fall colors abound in Western Ma as the Smith College Tennis Team continues to compete with energy and enthusiasm.  Each member of the team is on the court every afternoon enjoying the brilliant fall colors bordering our outdoor tennis facility and working hard on her tennis game.

 Each member of the team is an encourager  and continues to find ways to improve and help teammates improve.  Although the team has not been able to notch a victory this season, the match scores have become closer and most individuals have improved singles and doubles records.  This past weekend, Smith hosted NEWITT (New England Women's Intercollegiate Tournament) along with Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges.  22 schools from NE competed in the oldest and most prestigious DIII regional tournament in the nation.  Smith's team of Jordan Dubin and Kyle Gouchoe-Hanas reached the semi-finals of the B flight consolation defeating teams from Simmons and Springfield Colleges.  On Tuesday, Oct 16, Smith tennis had a cliffhanger (4-5) loss to Clark.  Jordan Dubin and Kyle Gouchoe-Hanas once again stepped up to the challenge both winning their doubles and their respective singles positions.  Ashley Burke and Victoria von Saucken (exhibition) joined the ranks for the singles winners while Ashley and Seema Samawi earned an exhibitions doubles win.

Smith is off to MIT on Saturday, October 20 for the last dual match of the fall season.