2017-18 Women's Tennis News

  • Three Panther Women Garner ITA Division III All-American Laurels
    June 11, 2018
    Three Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Sophomores Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) and Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) were recognized in singles for the first times in their careers. Hughes along with doubles partner sophomore Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho) picked up their second-consecutive All-American laurels.
  • Hughes & Boehm End Seasons in NCAA Singles Quarterfinals
    May 25, 2018
    During day two of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Friday, Heather Boehm and Katherine Hughes both fell in straight sets during the quarterfinal round. Matches were held at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California.
  • Hughes & Boehm Win Twice In Singles, Hughes & Schossberger Bow Out of Doubles
    May 24, 2018
    Three Middlebury women's tennis players participated in day one of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournaments on Thursday. Heather Boehm and Katherine Hughes both won twice in the singles bracket of 32 to advance to the quarterfinal round, while Hughes and Skylar Schossberger participated in the doubles draw. Matches were held at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team Members Honored
    May 23, 2018
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018 Spring All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 131 representatives, the second-highest total in the conference.
  • Panther Women Edged by Emory in NCAA Semifinals
    May 22, 2018
    The fourth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team fell in the NCAA Semifinals by a 5-4 score in a back-and-forth matchup to top-ranked Emory (17-4). The contest took place at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The Panthers finish their season with a 17-4 record, tying the program’s single-season mark for wins, while the Eagles will play third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Wednesday’s championship match. Tuesday’s contest marked the third-straight year and fourth time overall that the program has reached the NCAA Semifinals, with the other occasions in 2005, 2016 and 2017.
  • Women’s Tennis Edges Wesleyan in NCAA Quarterfinal
    May 21, 2018
    Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Women's Tennis Semifinals for the third-straight year and fourth time in program history (2005, 2016, 2017, 2018) with a 5-2 win over fifth-ranked Wesleyan. The quarterfinal match was contested at the Pomona-Pitzer’s Pauley Tennis Complex in Claremont, California. The fourth-ranked Panthers, who tied a single-season program record with 17 victories (17-3), will play No. 1 Emory, who defeated No. 10 Chicago 5-1, on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the NCAA Semifinals. The Cardinals finish the season at 14-4.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    May 20, 2018
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
  • Puccinelli Named NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Elite 90 Award Winner
    May 20, 2018
    Middlebury College junior Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) has been named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award for the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship. The third-year Panther is majoring in mathematics and carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She was presented with the award on Sunday evening at the annual tennis championship banquet in Claremont, California.
  • Panther Women Make Fourth-Straight NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
    May 18, 2018
    The Middlebury women's tennis team will make its fourth-consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and fifth in the last six years when it plays Wesleyan on Monday, May 21. Matches will take place at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The event is hosted by hosted by the Claremont McKenna-Harvey-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. The Panthers are making their 15th tournament appearance in the last 16 years.
  • Women’s Tennis Advances to Fourth-Straight NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 12, 2018
    Middlebury advanced to its fourth-straight NCAA Quarterfinal with a 5-1 victory on Saturday over Skidmore in a match played at Middlebury College’s Proctor Tennis Courts. The fourth-ranked Panthers (16-3) will play fifth-ranked Wesleyan on Monday, May 21 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California, while 18th-ranked Skidmore finishes its season at 17-6. Middlebury reaches the NCAA Quarterfinals for the seventh time in the program's history, advancing to the semifinals in 2005, 2016 and 2017, as well as the quarterfinals in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
  • Middlebury Defeats SUNY Geneseo in NCAA Second-Round Match
    May 11, 2018
    Middlebury advanced in the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 victory on Friday over SUNY Geneseo in a match played on Middlebury's Proctor Tennis Courts. The fourth-ranked Panthers (15-3) will play 18th-ranked Skidmore (17-5) on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., while the Knights conclude their season at 11-10.
  • Four Women's Tennis Players Named to the All-NESCAC Team
    May 10, 2018
    Four members of the Middlebury College women’s tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Sophomore Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) earned first-team all-conference honors for her singles play.
  • 2018 NCAA Women's Tennis Regional Website
    May 09, 2018
    The Middlebury women's tennis team is hosting one of eight NCAA Regionals taking place from May 10-12. Matches will be played at Proctor Tennis Courts with the Nelson Recreational Center serving as an indoor venue in the case of inclement weather.
  • Women's Tennis Awarded NCAA Regional
    May 07, 2018
    The Middlebury College women's tennis team will make its 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 16 years when the squad hosts an NCAA Regional from May 10-12. Middlebury will take on the winner of the SUNY Geneseo/Penn State Berks match on Friday, May 11, while Nichols will play Wilkes and Skidmore takes on Yeshiva in Thursday’s opening round. The winners will meet on Friday in the semifinals and square off in the regional final on Saturday.
  • Panther Women Edged By Williams in NESCAC Championship
    May 06, 2018
    The second-seeded Middlebury women's tennis team put together a comeback in singles, but eventually fell in the NESCAC Championship by a 5-3 score to top-seeded Williams. The match was played indoors at the Bay Road Tennis Club in Amherst, Massachusetts. The fourth-ranked Panthers, who advanced to the final for the third-straight year, see a seven-match winning streak snapped and fall to 14-3. Williams (18-0) claims the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, while the Panthers are expected to receive at-large berth when the field is announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Women's Tennis Defeats Wesleyan in NESCAC Semifinals
    May 05, 2018
    Second-seeded Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship match for the third-straight year with a 5-3 win Saturday over third-seeded Wesleyan (12-3) in a match played at the Amherst Tennis Courts. The Panthers (14-2) will take on top-seeded Williams for the third-consecutive spring, who posted a 5-0 victory over fourth-seeded Tufts in the other semifinal. The championship match will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
  • Second-Seeded Women's Tennis to Vie for NESCAC Championship
    May 01, 2018
    Middlebury earned the second seed for the 2018 NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship that will be played from May 4-6 at Amherst. Friday’s first-round contests include matches between No. 4 Tufts and No. 5 Amherst and No. 3 Wesleyan and No. 6 Bowdoin. The winners will advance to Saturday’s semifinals where they will face either top-seeded Williams or the second-seeded Panthers. Semifinal winners will square off in Sunday’s championship match, with first serve slated for 9:00 a.m.
  • Middlebury Ends Regular Season With Win at No. 8 Amherst
    April 28, 2018
    The fourth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team concluded its regular season on a high note, utilizing strong singles play during a 6-3 road win at No. 8 Amherst (10-8, 4-4). With the triumph, the Panthers have won six-straight matches and improve to 13-2 overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC. Middlebury returns to the courts next weekend at the NESCAC Championships hosted by the Mammoths.
  • Panther Women Edge No. 5 Wesleyan in Top-Five Matchup
    April 22, 2018
    The Middlebury women's tennis team wrapped up its successful weekend trip through Connecticut with a 6-3 victory Sunday at No. 5 Wesleyan (9-2, 5-2). The match took place at the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts. The fourth-ranked Panthers (12-2, 5-1) conclude the regular-season portion of their schedule on Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. match at No. 8 Amherst.
  • Fourth-Ranked Middlebury Breezes Past Trinity In NESCAC Play  
    April 21, 2018
    The fourth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team continued its weekend trip through Connecticut with a 9-0 victory Saturday over NESCAC foe Trinity. The match took place at the Paul Assaiante Tennis Center. Middlebury (11-2, 4-1) returns to action on Sunday with a 10:00 a.m. match at No. 5 Wesleyan.
  • Strong Singles Play Lifts No. 4 Women’s Tennis Past Quinnipiac
    April 20, 2018
    Winners of four of the six singles matches, the fourth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team rallied for a 4-3 victory at Division I foe Quinnipiac on Friday at the Outdoor Tennis Courts in Connecticut. The contest utilized Division I rules where a doubles pro-set is played to six games and a team must win two of the three doubles flights to earn the point. The Panthers (10-2) continue their weekend in Connecticut with a 12:00 p.m. NESCAC match on Saturday at Trinity.
  • Fourth-Ranked Panthers Slide Past No. 17 Skidmore
    April 15, 2018
    Middlebury concluded its weekend of home matches with an 8-1 victory on Sunday over No. 17 Skidmore (11-4) in the regular-season home finale. The match took place inside the Nelson Recreational Center due to inclement weather. Middlebury (9-2) has a few days off before returning to action on Friday at Division I Quinnipiac beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • No. 4 Middlebury Breezes Past 14th-Ranked Bowdoin
    April 14, 2018
    The fourth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team started its weekend of home contests with an 8-1 victory Saturday over No. 14 Bowdoin (7-9, 2-2). The match took place inside the Nelson Recreational Center due to inclement weather. Middlebury (8-2, 3-1) returns to action on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. match against No. 17 Skidmore.
  • Fifth-Ranked Panther Women Edged by No. 2 Williams
    April 07, 2018
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell to No. 2 Williams (10-0, 1-0) by a 5-4 score in NESCAC action. The matchup was contested in the Lansing Chapman Rink. The Panthers (7-2, 2-1) have a week off from action until they host No. 14 Bowdoin next Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Panther Profile - Junior Christina Puccinelli
    April 04, 2018
    Christina Puccinelli ’19 is a captain for the Panther women’s tennis team. The New York City native and mathematics major found a passion at an early age, and did some of her training with hall-of-famer John McEnroe.
  • Panther Women Ease Past No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer to Conclude Trip
    March 31, 2018
    Fifth-ranked Middlebury ended its spring trip to California with a 7-2 victory at No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at the Pauley Tennis Complex in Claremont. The Panthers concluded their spring trip with matches against three top-25 Division III teams and a 7-1 record, including a 7-2 victory against Division II Azusa Pacific. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC road match at No. 2 Williams.
  • No. 5 Middlebury Falls to Third-Ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
    March 30, 2018
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell by a 7-2 score on Friday to No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a match played at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The Panthers (6-1) conclude their matches out west when they compete at seventh-ranked Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Panther Women Stay Unbeaten With Victory Over Westmont
    March 29, 2018
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team remained unbeaten with a convincing 9-0 victory over NAIA foe Westmont on Thursday in California. The match was contested at Pomona-Pitzer’s Pauley Tennis Complex. The Panthers improve to 6-0 with the win, while the Warriors fall to 7-7. Middlebury returns to action on Friday with a 3:00 p.m. match at third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  • Middlebury Women Knock Off Division II Azusa Pacific
    March 26, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team remained unbeaten during its spring break trip to California, knocking off Azusa Pacific (10-6), Division II’s seventh-ranked team, by a 7-2 score on Monday. The match was contested at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex. The Panthers (5-0) have two days off before returning to action Thursday with a 1:00 p.m. match against Westmont at Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Panther Women Blank Grossmont to Start Spring Trip
    March 25, 2018
    Fourth-ranked Middlebury began its spring trip to California with a convincing 9-0 victory over Grossmont on Sunday in El Cajon, California. The Panthers improve to 4-0 with the win, while the Griffins, a junior college, fall to 13-4. Middlebury returns to action on Monday with a 4:30 p.m. match at Azusa Pacific.
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