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Erin Murphy '05
Senior quad-captain Erin Murphy won the No. 4 singles flight and reached the semifinals of the No. 2 doubles draw at the NEWITT.

Jeffs Third at New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament, Menezes, Holt Compete at ITA National Championships

October 18, 2004

NORTHAMPTON, MA, HOLYOKE, MA & FT. MYERS, FL - The Amherst College women’s tennis team finished third at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT), held at Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges over the weekend. Amherst first-year Alicia Menezes (Staten Island, NY) and senior Rachel Holt (New York, NY) traveled to Ft. Myers, Florida for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Championship Tournament as well.

Menezes suffered a hard fought 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 opening-round loss to second-seeded Serena Burkard of Emory University and was forced out of the doubles competition, where she was slated to team with Holt, with an injury. Lindsay Hagerman of Washington & Lee claimed the singles title, while Liz Bondi and Elizabeth Steel of DePauw took the doubles crown.

Amherst senior quad-captain Erin Murphy (Yonkers, NY) and first-year Monica Snyder (Newton, MA) won the No. 4 and No. 5 singles flights, respectively, to lead the Jeffs at the NEWITT. Erin Murphy bested Bowdoin’s Kristen Raymond 6-2, 7-6 (3), in the championship match, while Snyder toppled Lauren Ready of Middlebury College, 6-0, 6-2, to earn the No. 5 crown. Fellow Jeff rookie Laura Stein (Rockport, ME) reached the finals at No. 3 singles, but fell to Middlebury’s Amanda Berck 6-1, 6-1. Amherst sophomore Katie Hudson (Los Altos, CA) advanced to the No. 2 quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-0 win over MIT’s Jaclyn Cichon, but dropped a 7-6 (7), 6-3, 1-0 (5) decision to eventual flight champion Amy Roche of Middlebury. Amherst junior Kristen Raverta (W. Springfield, MA) and first-year Jenny Murphy (Simsbury, CT) both bowed out in the second round of the No. 1 and No. 6 flights, respectively.

The Jeffs reached the semifinals in both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles draws. Erin Murphy and Stein posted an 8-4 win in the second round and an 8-5 victory in the quarterfinals before suffering an 8-2 loss to eventual flight champions Jennifer Lejb and Neda Pisheva of Tufts. Amherst senior quad-captain Tristan Hedrick (Walnut Creek, CA) made her first appearance of the season, teaming with junior Hadley Miller (N. Canton, OH) to reach the semifinals of the No. 3 flight. Hedrick and Miller earned an 8-0 first-round win, an 8-1 second-round win and an 8-1 quarterfinal victory before bowing to top-seeded Hana Freymiller and Trish Devine of Wellesley College. Raverta and Hudson topped Aurore Lormeus and Nancy Tsang of Regis College 8-4 in the opening round before falling to Jen Luten and Kylyn Deary of Tufts.

Amherst amassed 30 points in team competition, finishing just two points behind second-place Tufts and seven behind NEWITT Champion Middlebury.

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