2013-14 Women's Tennis News

  • Gerger, Fields Selected All-Americans
    June 16, 2014
    Two Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans in singles when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Sophomore Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) was named an All-American in singles for the second-consecutive year, while rookie Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) notched her first career accolade.
  • Gerger Edged In NCAA Singles Quarterfinal Round
    May 23, 2014
    Middlebury women’s tennis player Ria Gerger fell during her quarterfinal match on day two of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Friday. Matches took place at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California and were hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
  • Gerger Advances To The Quarterfinal Round Of The NCAA Singles Competition
    May 22, 2014
    Two members of the Middlebury women’s tennis team participated in day one of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Thursday, highlighted by Ria Gerger advancing to the quarterfinal round. Matches are being held at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California and hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
  • Fields Named ITA’s National Rookie Of The Year
    May 21, 2014
    Middlebury College women's tennis rookie Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) was selected as the ITA’s National Rookie of the Year, announced the organization Wednesday. Fields is the second Panther woman to receive the honor in the last three years following Lok-Sze Leung’s selection in 2012. The accolade comes just before Fields will take to the court during the NCAA Division III Singles Tournament this Thursday to Saturday in Claremont, California.
  • Fields Selected As ITA's Regional Rookie Of The Year
    May 14, 2014
    Middlebury College women’s tennis player Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) was honored as the International Tennis Association’s (ITA) Northeast Rookie of the Year. Fields’ accolade marks the third-straight year a Panther has won the regional award, following Ria Gerger in 2013 and Lok-Sze Leung two years ago.
  • Trio of Panthers To Represent Women’s Tennis In NCAAs
    May 13, 2014
    Selected members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team will represent the Panthers in the NCAA Division III Singles & Doubles Championship. The tournament will be held in Claremont, California from May 22-24 and hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Sophomore Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) and rookie Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) will participate as individuals, while Gerger will team up with rookie Kaysee Orozco (New Milford, N.J.) as an alternate for the doubles competition.
  • #10 Women’s Tennis Falls to #7 Bowdoin in NCAA Regional Final
    May 11, 2014
    The Middlebury women's tennis team was tied with Bowdoin at 2-2, but the Polar Bears advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals after they won three-consecutive singles matches and pulled away from the Panthers in a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Pickard Courts. The seventh-ranked Polar Bears (16-6) advance to their third-ever NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and first since 2012, while the 10th-ranked Panthers finish their season at 11-8.
  • Women's Tennis Tops TCNJ To Advance To NCAA Regional Finals
    May 10, 2014
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals after a 5-0 win over The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) (12-7) in a match played at Bowdoin. The 10th-ranked Panthers (11-7) will meet the host school at noon on Sunday with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line.
  • Women's Tennis Players Earn NESCAC Honors
    May 09, 2014
    Three members of the Middlebury College women’s tennis team were honored when the NESCAC recently announced its all-conference teams. Rookie Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) earned first-team all-conference honors for her singles play. Sophomore Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas), along with her doubles playing partner, rookie Kaysee Orozco (New Milford, N.J.), garnered second-team laurels. 
  • Women's Tennis Earns NCAA Bid
    May 05, 2014
    The Middlebury College women's tennis team will make its 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 12 years when they travel to Bowdoin for an NCAA Regional from May 9-11. Middlebury will take on the winner of the Colby-Sawyer/TCNJ match on Saturday, May 10th at 2:30 p.m., while Bowdoin meets the Wilkes/Bridgewater State winner at 11:00 a.m. The winners meet in the regional final on Sunday at noon.
  • Amherst Edges Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals
    May 03, 2014
    For the second-straight spring, Amherst and Middlebury battled in the NESCAC Tournament semifinals, as the Lord Jeffs picked up a thrilling 5-3 victory against third-seeded Middlebury on Saturday at Bowdoin. With the win, Amherst, the nation’s second-ranked team, improves to 17-3 overall, and will play Williams in the title match, while the 10th-ranked Panthers fall to 10-7.
  • Women’s Tennis Cruises to NESCAC First-Round Victory over Tufts
    May 02, 2014
    Behind a sweep in all three doubles matches, fourth-seeded Middlebury cruised to a 5-0 quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Tufts (9-9) during the 2014 NESCAC Championship Tournament at Bowdoin. The Panthers (10-6) advance to take on top-seeded Amherst on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Middlebury’s victory total marks the 14th-straight year the team has eclipsed the 10-win plateau.
  • Women's Tennis To Vie For NESCAC Championship
    April 29, 2014
    Middlebury begins its quest for a conference title as the No. 4 seed during the three-day 2014 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship hosted by Bowdoin. Action gets underway Friday, May 2 with first round matches featuring Trinity against Bowdoin and Tufts taking on the Panthers. Teams that advance out of the opening round will face top-seeded Amherst and second-seeded Williams in the semifinals on Saturday, May 3. The NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship concludes on Sunday morning with action beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Women’s Tennis Ends Regular Season with Loss at #4 Amherst
    April 26, 2014
    The 10th-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team concluded its regular-season schedule with a 9-0 setback at #4 Amherst. The Lord Jeffs improved to 16-3 and 8-0 in the NESCAC, while Middlebury falls to 9-6 and 4-3. Both teams will now prepare for the 2014 NESCAC Championships hosted by Bowdoin from May 2-4.
  • #10 Women’s Tennis Concludes Home Schedule With 7-2 Win Against #18 Tufts
    April 25, 2014
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team concluded the home portion of its regular-season schedule with a 7-2 NESCAC victory over #18 Tufts (9-8, 5-4). The 10th-ranked Panthers (9-5, 4-2) wrap up their regular season at Amherst on Saturday, while Tufts is idle until the NESCAC Championship, May 2-4 at Bowdoin.
  • Women's Tennis Edged By Bowdoin
    April 19, 2014
    In a battle of two top-10 nationally-ranked squads, #7 Bowdoin edged out #10 Middlebury 5-4 in a match played on Proctor Courts. The Panthers (8-5, 3-2) return to action next Friday when they host Tufts, while the Polar Bears will host Williams next Saturday (12-5, 6-1).
  • Women’s Tennis Concludes Weekend Trip with NESCAC Victory Over Wesleyan
    April 13, 2014
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team concluded its weekend with a 2-1 record, following a 7-2 NESCAC victory at Wesleyan (4-7, 2-4). The 10th-ranked Panthers (8-4, 3-1) return to action on Saturday when they host Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m.
  • Women's Tennis Earns Road Win At Trinity
    April 12, 2014
    The 10th-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team (7-4, 2-1) broke a brief two-match skid, defeating #15 Trinity (8-4, 2-2) by a 7-2 score on the road Saturday afternoon. The Panthers will visit Wesleyan on Sunday.
  • #10 Middlebury Swept by #2 Emory
    April 11, 2014
    The 10th-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team (6-4) dropped a 9-0 decision Friday afternoon to #2 Emory in a match played at Bowdoin. The match was the first of three on the road this weekend. The Panthers will take on #15 Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday followed by a Sunday match at Wesleyan. Both contests will be begin at noon.
  • #8 Middlebury Tripped Up by #2 Williams
    April 06, 2014
    Playing its sixth ranked Division III opponent of the spring in nine matches, the eighth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team (6-3, 1-1 NESCAC) was tripped up 7-2 Sunday afternoon during a NESCAC dual match against #2 Williams (12-0, 2-0 NESCAC) inside the Nelson Recreational Center. The Panthers will have nearly a week off from competition before they hit the road for a trio of matches next weekend.
  • #8 Women’s Tennis Breezes Past #12 Chicago
    March 28, 2014
    The eighth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team breezed by 12th-ranked University of Chicago by an 8-1 score Friday afternoon in a match played in Carpenteria, California. The Panther women finish their trip to the west coast with a 6-2 record, and will have a little more than a week off before playing host to second-ranked Williams on Sunday, April 6.
  • Women’s Tennis Cruises Past Westmont, 8-1
    March 27, 2014
    The eighth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team cruised past host Westmont by an 8-1 score Thursday afternoon in California. The Panther women conclude their spring trip with a Friday match in Carpenteria against 12th-ranked University of Chicago at 11:00 a.m.
  • Sixth-Ranked Women’s Tennis Edged by #5 CMS, 5-4
    March 25, 2014
    In a showdown of top-10 nationally-ranked foes, the sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team fell by a narrow 5-4 score Tuesday evening against fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. Following a day off from competition Wednesday, the Panthers continue their spring trip in California Thursday with a match against 12th-ranked NAIA foe Westmont at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Women's Tennis Handles UC-Santa Cruz
    March 23, 2014
    The Panther women’s tennis team moved to 4-1 on the year with an 8-1 win over UC-Santa Cruz (2-10) in a matched played at Claremont in California. Middlebury had little trouble with its opponent, as the sixth-ranked Panthers won all six singles matches in straight sets.
  • Women’s Tennis Begins Spring Break Trip with 8-1 Loss to #12 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 22, 2014
    The sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team began its annual spring break trip to California with an 8-1 loss Saturday afternoon to host and 12th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer at the Pauley Tennis Complex. The Panthers will return to the court Sunday with a match against UC-Santa Cruz in Claremont at 2:00 p.m.
  • Panther Women Keep Spring Record Perfect with 7-2 Win Over M.I.T.
    March 15, 2014
    The sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team continued its hot start to the spring schedule with a 7-2 victory over 17th-ranked M.I.T. The Panthers (3-0) will next take to the court for five matches out in California during its spring break trip starting with a match against 12th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Women's Tennis Opens With Two Wins
    March 08, 2014
    The sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team opened up its spring season with a pair of indoor matches at home against Colby and Brandeis. The Panthers opened with a 9-0 win over Colby, before defeating 24th-ranked Brandeis by the same score.
  • Former All-American Joins Women's Tennis Staff
    March 03, 2014
    Former Middlebury College All-American Victoria Aiello ’12 has joined head coach Mike Morgan as an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team this spring. She replaced 13-year assistant coach Karen Wells, a two-time ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.
  • Women's Tennis Ends Fall At NEWITT
    October 20, 2013
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season at the New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) hosted by Mt. Holyoke. Four Panther pairs competed in the “A” flight, named after former Middlebury coach Gail Smith.
  • Women's Tennis Competes At ITAs
    September 28, 2013
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team had several players taking part in the USTA/ITA Regional hosted by Williams. Ria Gerger picked up three wins in singles play, advancing to the quarterfinal round. She cruised to 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-1 wins in the first two rounds, before earning a 6-3, 6-0 victory in the round of 16.
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