Some of the best division III players in the nation gathered at Middlebury College September 25-27 for the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) regional singles and doubles tournament and Smith College players were among the participants. Taking the singles title was Eudice Chong of Wesleyan defeating teammate Victoria Yu and Yu and Chong teamed up to win the doubles over Cheng and Likhanskaia of Bowdoin. The Wesleyan and Bowdoin players will move on to the national ITA later in October representing the northeast region. We wish them well.
Smith Highlights at the ITA
|Margaret Anne Smith|
Once again, Margaret Anne Smith came through for Smith College losing her first match to Timo Iwasaka of Tufts (2-8) and then rebounding for the important win against Isabella Gorham of Wheaton 9-7. In true to form style, Margaret Anne analyzed the situation applying pressure at the right time and outlasting the opposition with her determination and consistency. It was just a week ago that Izzy Gorham took a match and point from Peikes in dual match play! Smith Tennis was able to end the weekend on a high posting a win before returning to Northampton.
What Is Next?
Smith is back in action on Tuesday, Septemeber 29 against rival, Springfield College. Smith must win this match as well as to notch wins over Clark and Emerson to qualify as the final team to be selected to the NEWMAC conference tournament in October. The match is slated to start at 4pm and all are invited to come and support the Pioneers on their home courts.