Brittany Berckes '10
First-Year Brittany Berckes won both her singles and doubles bouts today for the 4-2 Jeffs.


Jeffs Blast Wesleyan 9-0 for Win at Home

March 28, 2007

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s tennis team easily handled Wesleyan University in their first home match of the spring season, winning 9-0. Despite the windy and cold conditions, Amherst took care of business without dropping a single set for their fourth straight victory. The win improves Amherst to 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in NESCAC play.

After five matches in sunny California, Amherst returned to a much different climate, but it did not seem to matter. With Amherst finally able to set the doubles teams after a little shuffling early in the season, the Jeffs cruised in each of the doubles contests. The tandem of first-year Brittany Berckes (Secaucus, NJ) and junior Alicia Menezes (Staten Island, NY) set the tone with an 8-1 victory in the top spot.

In singles Amherst really displayed dominance, losing only 12 games in the six matches. Senior co-captain Katie Hudson (Los Altos, CA) and junior Laura Stein (Rockport, ME) both won, 6-0, 6-0 at the 5 and 6 spots, respectively. Menezes dropped just one game in her victory over Ania Preneta, 6-1, 6-0.

Amherst returns to action Saturday April 7 against Middlebury at home for a 1 p.m. match.

Amherst College vs. Wesleyan University – March 28, 2007 @ Amherst College – Amherst, MA

No. 1.  Alicia Menezes/Brittany Berckes (AMH) def. Ursu/Fischer (W) 8-1
No. 2. Jill Wexler/Katie Hudson (AMH) def.  Ghorbani/Sirois (W) 8-3
No. 3. Jennifer Murphy/Laura Stein (AMH) def. Preneta/ Collector (W) 8-5

No. 1. Alicia Menezes (AMH) def. Ania Preneta (W) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2. Brittany Berckes (AMH) def. Madalina Ursu (W) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3. Monica Snyder (AMH) def. Rachael Ghorbani (W) 6-2, 6-0
No. 4. Jennifer Murphy (AMH) def. Anika Fischer (W) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5. Katie Hudson (AMH) def. Meredith Holmes (W) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6. Laura Stein (AMH) def. Alexandra Sirois (W) 6-0, 6-0