Katie Hudson '07
Senior co-captain Katie Hudson won her singles bout in straight sets.

Jeffs Return Home After 6-3 Win at Redlands

March 24, 2007

POMONA, CA – The 6th-ranked Amherst College women’s tennis team defeated #16 University of Redlands this afternoon to improve to 3-2 for the spring season. The victory was the third consecutive win for the Lord Jeffs, who return to campus to face a tough NESCAC slate in the next few weeks.

After dropping the first two matches of the season to tough west coast opposition, Amherst has rebounded nicely with a trio of convincing wins over Claremont, Pomona and now Relands. The Lord Jeffs were forced to alter their line-up during the first week of their trip due to injuries and travel complications, but has since bounced back nicely, and should be back to their powerhouse status quickly.

Amherst first-year Brittany Berckes (Secaucus, NJ) improved her doubles record to an impressive 4-1 mark this season, and has paired with a few different teammates for wins in the top spot. Senior co-captain Katie Hudson (Los Altos, CA) picked up another win in the five spot for Amherst, defeating her counterpart in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

Amherst returns to action on Wednesday when they play host to Wesleyan University at 4 p.m.

Amherst College vs. Redlands – March 24, 2007 Amherst 6 : Redlands 3
No. 1.  Alicia Menezes/Brittany Berckes (A) def. Sumida/Waters (R) 8-5
No. 2.  Krzmarzick/Wakamatsu (R) def. Jill Wexler/Katie Hudson (A) 8-4
No. 3. Jennifer Murphy/Laura Stein (A) def.Bell/Damiani (R) 8-3

No. 1. P. Sumida (R) def. Alicia Menezes (A) def. 3-6, 7-6 (7-4 in tiebreaker), 10-5 in supertiebreaker
No. 2. Brittany Berckes (A) def. K. Wakamtsu (R) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3. Monica Snyder (A) def. W. Waters (R) 6-2, 6-0
No. 4. Jennifer Murphy (A) def. N. Krzmarzick (R) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5. Katie Hudson (A)  def. T. Damiani (R) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6. K. Bell (R) def. Laura Stein (A)  6-1, 7-5