2015-16 Women's Tennis News

  • Panther Profile - Alexandra Fields
    August 09, 2016
    Alexandra Fields was an integral part of the 2016 Middlebury women’s tennis team which advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the second time in the program’s history. A rising senior from Coral Gables, Florida, with a crafty game and a never-give-up attitude, she also played in the NCAA Singles Tournament for the third-consecutive year.
  • Panther Women Make Grade With ITA All-Academic Awards
    August 03, 2016
    Led by six Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes, the Middlebury women’s tennis team earned a 2016 ITA All-Academic Team Award for the hard work in the classroom.
  • Three Panther Women Garner ITA Division III All-America Laurels
    June 16, 2016
    Three Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Senior Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) was recognized in singles for the fourth-consecutive year and doubles for the second time, while junior Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) earned her second All-American award. Gerger’s doubles partner junior Lily Bondy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) notched her second-straight career accolade.
  • Shackelford, Pierce Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa
    June 03, 2016
    Middlebury College women's tennis player Sadie Shackelford (Sewanee, Tenn.) and football defensive back Dan Pierce (Needham, Mass.) were two of 57 students recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States.
  • ITA Honors Gerger, Morgan With Regional Awards
    June 02, 2016
    Senior Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) and head coach Mike Morgan were lauded for their outstanding efforts during the 2015-16 season when regional awards were handed out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Gerger was recognized as the Wilson/ITA Northeast Region Senior of the Year, while Morgan was selected as the region’s Northeast Coach of the Year.
  • Gerger, Fields Bow Out of NCAA Singles Tournament
    May 27, 2016
    Ria Gerger and Alexandra Fields of the Middlebury women's tennis team participated in day two of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Friday, as Gerger advanced to the semifinal while Fields was defeated in the quarterfinal round. Matches for the three-day tournament were contested at Kalamazoo’s Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Both Panther players earn All-American status by reaching the quarterfinal round.
  • Gerger, Fields Advance to the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals
    May 26, 2016
    Two members of the Middlebury women's tennis team participated in day one of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Thursday, as Ria Gerger and Alexandra Fields both advanced to the quarterfinal round. Matches for the three-day tournament are being contested at Kalamazoo’s Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Women’s Tennis Falls to Emory in NCAA Semifinals
    May 24, 2016
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team fell in the NCAA Semifinals by a 5-1 score to top-ranked Emory (27-5) at Stowe Tennis Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Panthers finish their season with a 15-6 record, while the Eagles will play the winner of Williams and Bowdoin in Wednesday afternoon’s championship match. The match marked just the second time in the Middlebury women’s tennis history the program had reached the NCAA Semifinal, with the other coming in 2005.
  • Panther Women’s Tennis Defeats Amherst in NCAA Quarterfinal
    May 23, 2016
    Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Women’s Tennis Semifinals for the second time in program history and the first time since 2005 with a 5-2 win over seventh-ranked Amherst in a quarterfinal match played on Western Michigan’s Sorensen Courts in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The fifth-ranked Panthers (16-4) will play #1 Emory, who defeated #10 Washington-St. Louis 5-0, on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Kalamazoo’s Stowe Tennis Center. The Purple & White finish the season at 14-8.
  • Women’s Tennis Makes Second-Straight NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
    May 19, 2016
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team will make its second-consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and third in the last four years when it plays Amherst in the quarterfinals on Monday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. Matches will take place at both Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium and Western Michigan University’s Sorensen Courts in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Panthers are making their 12th tournament appearance in the last 13 years.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    May 19, 2016
    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.
  • Women's Tennis Wins NCAA Regional - Panthers Advance to Quarterfinals
    May 14, 2016
    Middlebury advanced to its second-straight NCAA Quarterfinal with a 5-1 victory over Johns Hopkins in a match played at the Proctor Tennis Courts at Middlebury College. The fifth-ranked Panthers (15-4) will play Amherst on Monday, May 23 at the Stowe Tennis Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, while 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins finishes its season at 18-5. Middlebury reaches the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fifth time in the program's history, advancing to the semifinals in 2005, as well as the quarterfinals in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
  • Women's Tennis Advances to NCAA Regional Final
    May 13, 2016
    Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals after a 5-0 victory over The College of New Jersey in a match played indoors at the Nelson Recreational Center. The fifth-ranked Panthers (14-4) will play 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins, who defeated Elizabethtown 5-0 in the day’s other match, on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. TCNJ finishes its season at 13-5.
  • Gerger, Bondy Garner All-NESCAC Accolades; Morgan Named Coach of the Year
    May 12, 2016
    Two members of the Middlebury College women’s tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Senior Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) earned first-team all-conference honors for her singles play and second-team accolades in doubles play. Gerger’s doubles partner, junior Lily Bondy (Brooklyn, N.Y.), also garnered second-team laurels from the league. Middlebury head coach Mike Morgan was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. The fifth-ranked Panthers are preparing to host an NCAA Regional this weekend on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
  • NCAA Women's Tennis Regional Website
    May 11, 2016
    The Middlebury women's tennis team is hosting one of eight NCAA Regionals taking place from May 12-14. 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 09, 2016
    The Middlebury College women’s tennis team will make its 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 14 years when the squad hosts an NCAA Regional from May 12-14. Middlebury will take on the winner of the Baruch vs. The College of New Jersey match on Friday, May 13, while Johns Hopkins meets the Elizabethtown/Penn State-Behrend winner. First-round matches will take place Thursday, while the winners meet in the regional final on Saturday.
  • Panther Women Fall to Williams in NESCAC Championship
    May 08, 2016
    The second-seeded Middlebury women's tennis team fell in the NESCAC Championship by a 5-0 score to top-seeded Williams in a match played at the Portland Racquet Club & Fitness Center in Maine. The fifth-ranked Panthers, who advanced to the final for the first time since the current format was adapted in 2006, see an eight-match win streak snapped and fall to 13-4. The Ephs (18-3) claim 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.
  • Panthers Advance to NESCAC Final With Thrilling Win Over Amherst
    May 07, 2016
    Second-seeded Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship with a 5-4 win over third-seeded Amherst in a match played at the Wallach Tennis Center hosted by Bates. The Panthers will take on top-seeded Williams in the title match at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. The contest will be played indoors at the Portland Racquet and Fitness Center in anticipation of rainy weather in the area.
  • Women's Tennis to Vie for NESCAC Championship
    May 04, 2016
    Middlebury begins its quest for a conference title as the #2 seed during the three-day 2016 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship hosted by Bates. Competition gets underway Friday, May 6 with first-round matches featuring Wesleyan versus Bowdoin and Tufts against Amherst. Teams that advance out of the opening round will face #1 Williams and the second-seeded Panthers in the second round on Saturday, May 7. The NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship concludes on Sunday, May 8 with action beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Middlebury Closes Out Regular Season With Win Over #7 Amherst
    April 30, 2016
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team closed out its regular season with a victory in a matchup of top-10 opponents, recording a 6-3 road win over #7 Amherst (11-6, 5-2) at the Amherst Tennis Courts. With the triumph, the Panthers improve to 12-3 in dual matches and 7-1 in the NESCAC. Middlebury returns to the court next weekend at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Bates.
  • Panther Women Cruise Past Connecticut College
    April 24, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis recorded a 9-0 road victory Sunday over Connecticut College at the South Street Courts in New London, Connecticut. The Panthers (11-3, 6-1), who ran their overall winning streak to six matches, conclude the regular-season portion of their schedule on Saturday with a road match beginning at 1:00 p.m. versus #5 Amherst.
  • Women’s Tennis Posts Road Victory Over #14 MIT
    April 23, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team prevailed in a matchup of top-15 opponents, recording a 7-2 road victory over #14 MIT (12-7) in the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble. The Panthers improve to 10-3 in dual matches, marking the 16th-straight year the program has posted a double-digit victory total. Middlebury returns to the court Sunday in a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC match at Connecticut College.
  • Women’s Tennis Completes Impressive Weekend Blanking Skidmore
    April 17, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis completed an impressive 3-0 home weekend with a 9-0 victory Sunday over #26 Skidmore at the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (9-3), who also defeated #1 Emory and sixth-ranked Bowdoin over the last two days, hit the road for a 1:00 p.m. match on Saturday at #14 MIT.
  • Strong Singles Play Leads Middlebury to Victory Over Bowdoin
    April 16, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team prevailed in a matchup of top-10 foes behind strong singles play for a 7-2 NESCAC home victory on Proctor Tennis Courts over #6 Bowdoin. The Panthers (8-3, 5-1) return to the court Sunday when they host a 1:30 p.m. match against Skidmore.
  • #7 Women’s Tennis Knocks Off Top-Ranked Emory
    April 15, 2016
    Seventh-ranked Middlebury grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles play and split the six singles matches for an exciting 5-4 home victory over #1 Emory in women's tennis action on the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (7-3), who give the Eagles (18-4) their first loss of the spring against a Division III team, return to the court Saturday when they host #6 Bowdoin in a NESCAC match at 11:30 a.m.
  • Middlebury Edges Tufts in NESCAC Women’s Tennis Play
    April 10, 2016
    In a battle of top-15 teams, seventh-ranked Middlebury utilized strong singles play on its way to a 5-4 NESCAC victory over #14 Tufts in women's tennis action. The Panthers (6-3, 4-1) have a few days off before returning home to host top-ranked Emory on Friday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Seventh-Ranked Women’s Tennis Falls at #2 Williams
    April 09, 2016
    In a battle of top-10 nationally-ranked opponents, the seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell at #2 Williams by a score of 7-2 in a NESCAC match played indoors at the Lansing Chapman Rink. The Panthers (5-3, 3-1) return to the court Sunday at 14th-ranked Tufts beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • Women’s Tennis Edged by #3 CMS to Conclude Spring Trip
    April 02, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team concluded its spring trip to California with a 6-3 loss to #3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a match played at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The Panthers end their trip with a 5-2 record having played a Division II foe and a pair of top-10 nationally-ranked opponents in their three matches. Middlebury has a week off from competition before returning to the court Saturday with a road match against #2 Williams beginning at 11:00 a.m.
  • #7 Middlebury Edged by #5 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 31, 2016
    In a battle of two top-10 teams, seventh-ranked Middlebury fell by a narrow 5-4 score to #5 Pomona-Pitzer in women’s tennis action at the Pauley Tennis Complex during its spring break trip to California. The Panthers (5-1) have a day off before completing their trip to the west coast Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. match at third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  • Women’s Tennis Blanks Division II Point Loma Nazarene
    March 29, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team began its annual spring break trip to California with a 9-0 victory Tuesday over Division II Point Loma Nazarene at the PLNU Tennis Courts. The Panthers (5-0) will have a day off before they return to action Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. match at #3 Pomona-Pitzer.
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