|Team huddle before Nichols match|
Singles was next and Smith stepped on the court with line-up that had the potential to turn the match around. Noa Dubin crushed Cristina Szepanski 6-0, 6-1 setting the tone for the singles play. Sam anchored number 2 singles and brought in a 6-1, 6-3 win over the Bison's Ashley Dallaire. The match became even more exciting as Sarah Cassidy-Seyoum took the first set 6-4 and then charged through Morgan Heirsche 6-0 in the second set. The match was now 3-4 in favor of the Bisons with 2 matches still in the balance. Morgan Barney was up 4-1 in the second set, having dropped the first set 3-6, and it looked like she might split sets with Dani Saldarriago. Janan Fugel was on court 4 battling Tiff Romano. Janan came from behind to take the first set but the heat was becoming a factor and taking a toll on all remaining players. The Pioneers needed both matches to pull off the win and it looked like it just might happen until the tide turned on Morgan. She lost her momentum and, feeling the affects of long points and the warm day, she succumbed 6-4 in the second set. Janan "toughed it out" finishing with a 7-5, 6-4 victory.
Smith College Tennis showed their resolve this match and this spring. They entered competition with positive attitudes and they always gave their best. Their coaches feel they have made great strides in the division III competitive world and, though it will be sad to see Sarah graduate and leave this cohesive group, it is certain that the returning players will be looking forward to banding together in the fall to take on the NEWMAC conference competition.