AMHERST, Massachusetts -- With today's 6-3 defeat of archrival Williams, Amherst women's tennis claims its third straight Little III championship, a title given to the winner of competition among Amherst College, Wesleyan University and Williams College.
The Jeffs took their first step toward the crown on Wednesday as they hosted Wesleyan in the Cardinals' second Little III matchup of the season. Last Saturday, October 4th, Wesleyan fell to Williams 8-1 in Middletown, Connecticut. Traveling to Amherst, the Jeffs claimed an 8-0 sweep of the Cardinals asall matches fifth-flight singles were completed before nightfall.
Rookie Jamie Cohen (Rye, NY) maintained her momentum from winning both the singles and doubles draws of the Rolex Championship last weekend to win all four of her matches this week. She is a perfect 11-0 in singles showings and 9-2 in doubles competition. Cohen disposed of her singles opponents 7-5, 6-0 and 6-4, 6-2 while her doubles competitors fell 8-4 and 8-4 to her and fellow frosh Carolyn Pastel (Old Lyme, CT). Pastel also claimed a pair of singles victories at the No. 6 spot with 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 decisions. She has dropped only one singles match this season, and the pair are eligible to compete in the Rolex National Small College Championships in Memphis on October 23-26.
Juniors Pam Diamond (Trumbull, CT) and Neely Steinberg (Concord, MA) likewise teamed up for a flawless week, winning two matches at first-flight doubles and a pair each at Nos. 2 and 3 singles. Sam Toerge (Potomac, MD) and Patti Jo (Greenberg, PA) split their singles matches this week while as did Toerge at No. 3 doubles with senior captain Sally Childs (Rye, NY).
Amherst next hosts Middlebury on Saturday, October 18 at 12:00pm for a Homecoming meeting.
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