The Middlebury women’s tennis team opened its 2016-17 season by taking part in the annual Lindsay Morehouse Invitational hosted by Williams. During the two-day event, individuals from Middlebury, RPI, Skidmore and Williams squared off in singles and doubles matches. No overall tournament winner was crowned at the end of the Invitational, rather the tournament is meant to celebrate the kickoff of the fall tennis season.
During the first day of singles play, senior Lily Bondy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) highlighted play with a pair of victories. Also picking up wins were seniors Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Kaysee Orozco (New Milford, N.J.), sophomore Molly Paradies (Atlanta, Ga.) along with rookies Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.), Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.), Catherine Blazye (London, England) and Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho).
In doubles action, the team of Paradies and Boehm went 2-0 on day one, while the tandems of Schossberger and sophomore Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) along with Orozco and Blazye both went 1-1.
Several Panthers claimed singles wins on day two including Puccinelli, Paradies, Hughes, Blazye and Schossberger.
The doubles pair of Fields and Schossberger were victorious twice on Sunday, while the duos of Paradies and Boehm as well as Puccinelli and Orozco also tallied a victory.
• Women’s tennis competes at Lindsay Morehouse Invitational
• Up next: 9/23/25 at ITA Regional Championships (hosted by MIT)