No. 8 Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 7 Amherst in Third Round of NCAA Championships, 5-2

Photos by Jonas Powell '18
Photos by Jonas Powell '18

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AMHERST, Mass. – A historical season came to an end Sunday as the No. 8 Wesleyan University women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to Little Three rival and No. 7 Amherst College in the third round of the 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships.

The 2015-16 campaign marked the Cardinals' second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, and first since 2001. Wesleyan also won it's first-ever NESCAC Championship match this season, and has been ranked No. 8 in the country since March 17.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 12-6
Amherst: 14-7 

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amherst took two out of three doubles matches.
  • Wesleyan won No. 1 doubles, as Eudice Chong '18 and Aashli Budhiraja '18 defeated Sue Ghosh and Sarah Monteagudo, 8-6.

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amherst won No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles to seal the victory.
  • Budhiraja picked up the Cardinals' lone win in No. 5 singles, as she claimed wins of 6-4, 6-4 over Kelsey Chen.
  • Chong held a lead of 6-2, 5-3 from the No. 1 position against Vickie Ip, and Victoria Yu '19 led 6-2, 2-5 in the No. 2 spot versus Ghosh before the match ended.

UP NEXT

  • Chong and Budhiraja qualified for the NCAA individual championships, which will take place May 26-28 at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Yu was selected as a singles alternate representing the Northeast region.