Monica Snyder '08
Junior Monica Snyder was the lone Jeff to win a set 6-0 against Bowdoin.

4th-Ranked Jeffs Fall to #7 Bowdoin in Close Match

April 15, 2007

BRUNSWICK, ME – The fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s tennis team dropped a close decision against fellow NESCAC and national power, No. 7 Bowdoin College on Sunday afternoon, 6-3. The loss is the fourth loss of the spring for the Lord Jeffs, equally their total from last season.

After another day of poor weather forced the match indoors, Amherst may have been rattled by unfamiliar surroundings. The Polar Bears jumped out to doubles wins in the top two matches, while the pairing of Jennifer Murphy (Simsbury, CT) and Laura Stein (Rockport, ME) stole the third point with an 8-4 win.

For just the third time this season, Amherst’s top two singles players, senior Alicia Menezes (Staten Island, NY) and Brittany Berckes (Secaucus, NJ) both dropped their solo bouts. The Lord Jeffs picked up back-to-back wins from juniors Monica Snyder (Newton, MA) and Murphy. Murphy was the only Amherst player to win both her doubles and singles match on the day.

Amherst returns to action on Wednesday, April 18 at NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams for a mid-week match at 4:00 p.m.

#4 Amherst College @ #7 Bowdoin College  – April 15, 2007 -  Brunswick, ME – AMHERST 3 : BOWDOIN 6

No. 1-  S. Delia and K. Raymond (B) def. Brittany Berckes and Alicia Menezes (A) , 8-4
No. 2-  K. Hughes and C. Delia (B) def. Katie Hudson and Monica Snyder (A) 8-5
No. 3 - Jennifer Murphy and Laura Stein (A) def. B. Davis  and R. Waldman (B), 8-4

No. 1 - S. Delia (B) def Alicia Menezes (A) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)
No. 2 - K. Raymond (B) def Brittany Berckes (A),  6-3, 7-5
No. 3 - Monica Snyder (A), def. K. Hughes (B) 7-5, 6-0
No. 4 - Jennifer Murphy (A) def. C. Delia (B) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - B. Davis (B) def. Katie Hudson (A)  6-2, 6-4
No. 6 - R. Waldman (B) def. Laura Stein (A) ) 6-2, 7-5