Women's Tennis Claims Pair of Doubles Titles at NEWITT's

Women's Tennis Claims Pair of Doubles Titles at NEWITT's

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan University women's tennis team went two-for-two in title matches on the third day of the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament, claiming championships in both the B and C draws of the event. Nicole McCann '18 and Alissa Nakamoto '21 were winners in the B draw, and Julia Kim '20 and Daniela Alvarez '21 took home the C draw.

In the B draw final, McCann and Nakamoto faced MIT's Marina Zhang and Megan Guenther, a team that had beaten Wesleyan's Helen and Zoe Klass-Warch yesterday. In doubles, McCann and Nakamoto came out hot and never slowed down, dominating in an 8-2 victory to put the pressure on MIT. In singles, Nakamoto had one of her best matches of the fall, beating Zhang 6-0, 6-1 to clinch the match for Wesleyan. McCann's match was the closest of the day, and in the end, it was MIT's Guenther who came out on top, winning 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-2.

Alvarez and Kim started off their C draw final against Brandeis with a doubles victory as well, defeating Rachel Zubrinsky and Isabel Cepeda 8-3. In singles, Alvarez was locked in from start to finish, playing aggressive tennis in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Cepeda to capture the title for herself and Kim. In the other singles match, Kim battled through difficult conditions well, but it was ultimately not enough as she fell to Zubrinsky 6-3, 6-4.

NEWITTs marks the final regularly scheduled competition of the fall for the Cardinals. The only remaining matches before the spring season will be for Eudice Chong '18 and Victoria Yu '19, who will travel to California for the ITA Fall National Championships next month.