Jennifer Murphy '08
Junior Jennifer Murphy picked up a win in the No. 3
slot
in Amherst's spring debut against Emory

Jeffs Open Spring Slate with 6-3 Loss to Top-Ranked Emory

March 20, 2007

CLAREMONT, CA – The Amherst College women’s tennis team opened its spring slate with a 6-3 loss to top-ranked Emory University at Pomona College, marking the first of five matches the Lord Jeffs will be playing while on the West Coast. Amherst returns to action Tuesday for a match with Cal State-Fullerton.

The Jeffs opened their spring session with a bit of bad luck, as their top player could not make the first match due to inclement weather, and their third-slot player was forced to sit out due to injury. Still, Amherst gave the nation’s top team a good match, as juniors Jennifer Murphy (Simsbury, CT) and Laura Stein (Rockport, ME) picked up wins in the third and fifth slots, respectively, while first-year Brittany Berckes (Secaucus, NJ) stepped up to the No. 1 spot and lost in a very close match. Berckes paired up with classmate Jill Wexler to win the opening doubles match in convincing fashion, 8-0.

The Jeffs will look to get back closer to full strength and rebound on Tuesday against Cal State-Fullerton.

Amherst College vs. Emory University – Mar. 18, 2007  @ Pomona College – Claremont, CA

Doubles
1. Jill Wexler and Brittany Berckes (A) def. Richelle Marasigan and Sabra Rogers, 8-0
2. Allison Fick and Tshema Nash (E) def. Monica Snyder and Katie Hudson, 9-8 (7-4)
3. Kristen Hillock and Jenny Moscato (E) def. Jennifer Murphy and Laura Stein, 8-5

Singles
1. Richelle Marasigan (E) def. Brittany Berckes (6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 7-5)
2. Tshema Nash (E) def. Monica Snyder (6-3, 6-2)
3. Jennifer Murphy (A) def. Allison Fick (6-1, 6-3)
4. Kristen Hillock (E) def. Katie Hudson (6-3, 6-3)
5. Laura Stein (A) def. Sabra Rogers (6-3, 1-6, 6-3)
6. Jenny Moscato (E) def. Jennifer Ouyang (4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4))