2016-17 Women's Tennis News

  • Panther Women Make Grade With ITA All-Academic Awards
    August 07, 2017
    Led by seven Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes, the Middlebury women’s tennis team earned a 2017 ITA All-Academic Team Award for the hard work in the classroom.
  • Four Panther Women Garner ITA Division III All-American Laurels
    June 12, 2017
    Four Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Senior Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) was recognized in singles for the third time in her career, while sophomore Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) earned her first All-American singles award. Rookie doubles partners Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho) and Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) each picked up their initial All-American laurels.
  • Puccinelli Falls in NCAA Singles, Hughes and Schossberger Bow Out of Doubles
    May 25, 2017
    Three Middlebury women’s tennis players participated in day one of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournaments on Thursday. Christina Puccinelli took part in the singles bracket of 32, while Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger participated in the doubles draw. Matches were held at the Champions Club Tennis Complex at Rivermont Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Panther Women Fall to Williams in NCAA Semifinals
    May 23, 2017
    The second-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell in the NCAA Semifinals by a 5-4 score in a back-and-forth matchup to fourth-ranked Williams (19-4). The contest took place indoors at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Panthers finish their season with a 17-5 record, while the Ephs will play third-ranked Emory in Wednesday morning’s championship match. Tuesday’s contest marked the second-straight year and third time in Middlebury women’s tennis history the program has reached the NCAA Semifinal, with the other two occasions in 2005 and 2016.
  • Women’s Tennis Defeats Johns Hopkins in NCAA Quarterfinal
    May 22, 2017
    Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Women’s Tennis Semifinals for the second-straight year and third time in program history (2005, 2016, 2017) with a 5-1 win over 14th-ranked Johns Hopkins in a quarterfinal match that started at the Champions Club Tennis Complex at Rivermont Park and finished indoors at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The second-ranked Panthers, who set a single-season program record with 17 victories (17-4), will play No. 4 Williams, who defeated No. 9 Chicago 5-3, on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the NCAA Semifinals. The Blue Jays finish the season at 19-6.
  • Women’s Tennis Makes Third-Straight NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
    May 16, 2017
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team will make its third-consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and fourth in the last five years when it plays Johns Hopkins on Monday, May 22. Matches will take place at the Champions Club Tennis Complex at Rivermont Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event is hosted by both the University of the South and the Chattanooga Sports Commission.The Panthers are making their 13th tournament appearance in the last 14 years.
  • Women’s Tennis Advances to Third-Straight NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 14, 2017
    Middlebury advanced to its third-straight NCAA Quarterfinal with a 5-0 victory on Sunday over Amherst in a match played indoors at the Nelson Recreational Center at Middlebury College. The second-ranked Panthers (16-4) will play the winner of Tufts and Johns Hopkins on Monday, May 22 at the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, while 12th-ranked Amherst finishes its season at 7-10. Middlebury reaches the NCAA Quarterfinals for the sixth time in the program’s history, advancing to the semifinals in 2005 and 2016, as well as the quarterfinals in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
  • Middlebury Defeats SUNY Geneseo in NCAA Second-Round Match
    May 13, 2017
    Middlebury advanced in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 victory on Saturday over SUNY Geneseo in a match started on Middlebury’s Proctor Tennis Courts and finished in the Nelson Recreational Center. The second-ranked Panthers (15-4) will play 12th-ranked Amherst (7-9) on Sunday at 12:00 p.m., while the Knights conclude their season at 13-9.
  • Five Panther Women Earn All-NESCAC Accolades; Morgan Tabbed Coach of the Year
    May 11, 2017
    Five members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Senior Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) earned first-team all-conference honors for her singles play. Sophomore Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) and rookie Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) picked up second-team singles honors, while senior Kaysee Orozco (New Milford, N.J.) and doubles partner Catherine Blazye (London, England) also garnered second-team accolades. Middlebury head coach Mike Morgan was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second-straight year and the third time in his career. The second-ranked Panthers are preparing to host an NCAA Regional this weekend on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
  • 2017 NCAA Women's Tennis Regional Website
    May 10, 2017
    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 08, 2017
    The Middlebury College women's tennis team will make its 14th trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 15 years when the squad hosts an NCAA Regional from May 12-14. Middlebury will take on the winner of the SUNY Geneseo/Farmingdale State match on Saturday, May 13, while Amherst meets the Skidmore/Elizabethtown victor. First-round matches will take place Friday, while the winners meet in the regional final on Sunday.
  • Panther Women Fall to Williams in NESCAC Championship
    May 07, 2017
    The top-seeded Middlebury women's tennis team fell in the NESCAC Championship by a 5-2 score to second-seeded Williams in a match played at the Lansing Chapman Rink hosted by the Ephs. The second-ranked Panthers, who advanced to the final for the second-straight year, see a 10-match win streak snapped and fall to 14-4. Williams (15-4) 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.
  • Women's Tennis Defeats Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals
    May 06, 2017
    Top-seeded Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship match for the second-straight year with a 5-2 win Saturday over fifth-seeded Bowdoin (14-5) in a match played indoors at Williams’ Lansing Chapman Rink. The Panthers (14-3) will take on second-seeded Williams for the second-consecutive spring, who posted a 5-0 victory over third-seeded Tufts in the other semifinal. The championship match will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
  • Top-Seeded Women's Tennis to Vie for NESCAC Championship
    May 02, 2017
    Middlebury is the top seed for the 2017 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship that will be played from May 5-7 at Williams. Competition gets underway Friday, May 5 with first-round matches featuring Wesleyan versus Bowdoin and Tufts against Amherst. Teams that advance out of the opening round will face the top-seeded Panthers and No. 2 Williams in the second round on Saturday, May 6. The NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship concludes on Sunday, May 7 with action beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Closes Out Regular Season With Win at #20 Skidmore
    April 30, 2017
    The second-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team closed out its regular season with a victory in a matchup of top-20 opponents, recording a 9-0 road win at #20 Skidmore (10-7) at the Saratoga Springs YMCA. With the triumph, the Panthers have won 10-straight matches and improve to 13-3 overall and 8-0 in the NESCAC. Middlebury returns to the court next weekend at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Williams.
  • #2 Panther Women Blank #12 Amherst
    April 29, 2017
    The second-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team increased its winning streak to nine with a 9-0 NESCAC home victory Saturday over #12 Amherst (6-8, 4-4). The conference match took place on the Proctor Tennis Courts and was the home regular-season finale for Middlebury. The Panthers (12-3, 8-0) return to action on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. road match at 20th-ranked Skidmore.
  • Strong Singles Play Leads #3 Middlebury Past #6 Wesleyan
    April 23, 2017
    In a battle of top-six nationally-ranked teams on Sunday, the third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team utilized strong singles play during a 6-3 NESCAC home victory over #6 Wesleyan (10-3, 4-3). The conference match took place on the sun-soaked Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (11-3, 7-0), winners of eight straight, return to action on Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. home league match against 12th-ranked Amherst.
  • #3 Panther Women Cruise in NESCAC Tilt With Trinity
    April 22, 2017
    The Middlebury women's tennis team posted its seventh-straight win with a 9-0 NESCAC victory Saturday over Trinity (6-6, 1-4). The match took place on the Proctor Tennis Courts. The third-ranked Panthers (10-3, 6-0) return to action on Sunday with a 10:00 a.m. NESCAC home match against #6 Wesleyan.
  • Third-Ranked Women Start Busy Weekend With Sweep of #22 MIT
    April 21, 2017
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team started its busy weekend of home contests with a 9-0 victory Friday afternoon over #22 MIT (12-7). The match took place inside the Nelson Recreational Center due to wet weather. Middlebury (9-3), winners of six straight, returns to action on Saturday with a 10:00 a.m. NESCAC match against Trinity.
  • Third-Ranked Panther Women Cruise Past #7 Bowdoin
    April 15, 2017
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team increased its winning streak to five with an 8-1 NESCAC road victory Saturday afternoon at #7 Bowdoin (10-3, 4-2). The league match was played on the Pickard Tennis Courts. Middlebury (8-3, 5-0) returns to action on Friday with a 2:00 p.m. home tilt against #22 MIT.
  • Women’s Tennis Blanks Colby in Maine
    April 14, 2017
    The Middlebury women's tennis team began its NESCAC weekend trip in Maine with a 9-0 victory Friday afternoon over Colby (8-5, 1-4) on the Alfond-Wales Courts. Middlebury (7-3, 4-0) returns to action on Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. match at Bowdoin.
  • #9 Panther Women Cap Successful Weekend With Sweep of #7 Tufts
    April 09, 2017
    The ninth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team capped off a successful weekend in which it knocked off a pair of top-seven nationally-ranked opponents with a 9-0 home NESCAC victory Sunday over #7 Tufts. On Saturday, the Panthers knocked off third-ranked Williams by a 6-3 tally. Sunday’s match was played outdoors on the Proctor Tennis Courts. Middlebury returns to action on Friday with a 3:00 p.m. match at Colby.
  • Ninth-Ranked Women's Tennis Defeats #3 Williams
    April 08, 2017
    In a battle of top-10 teams on Saturday, the ninth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team tallied a 6-3 NESCAC home victory over #3 Williams (7-4, 1-1). The match was played inside the Nelson Recreational Center. The Panthers (5-3, 2-0) return to action Sunday with a 2:00 p.m. home league match against seventh-ranked Tufts.
  • Panther Women Blank Gustavus Adolphus to End Trip
    April 01, 2017
    Ninth-ranked Middlebury ended its spring trip to California with a convincing 9-0 victory over Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday at the Pauley Tennis Complex in Claremont. The Panthers conclude their spring trip to the Lone Star state with matches against five top-25 teams and a 4-3 record, including a pair of narrow 5-4 setbacks to Division II schools. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday with a NESCAC home tilt against #3 Williams beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Panther Women Fall to #2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
    March 31, 2017
    The ninth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell by an 8-1 score Friday to #2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a match played at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The Panthers (3-3) conclude their matches in California when they take on Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Women's Tennis Eases Past #5 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 30, 2017
    In a battle of top-10 teams, the ninth-ranked Middlebury women’s tennis team tallied a 7-2 victory Thursday evening over #5 Pomona-Pitzer at the Pauley Tennis Complex in Claremont, California. The Panthers (3-2) return to action on Friday with a 2:30 p.m. match at second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  • Panther Women Edged by Division II Asuza Pacific
    March 27, 2017
    Seventh-ranked Middlebury continued its spring break trip to California, mounting a comeback attempt in singles before falling by a narrow 5-4 score on Monday to Division II Asuza Pacific. The match was contested at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex. The Panthers (2-2), who dropped their second-straight 5-4 decision to a Division II foe, have two days off before returning to action Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. match at #4 Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Women’s Tennis Drops Narrow Match to Division II Academy of Art
    March 26, 2017
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team began its annual spring break trip to California with a narrow 5-4 setback Sunday to Division II Academy of Art at the Asuza Pacific Tennis Courts. The Panthers (2-1) return to action Monday with a 4:30 p.m. match at another nationally-ranked Division II foe in #21 Asuza Pacific.
  • #7 Panthers Cruise Past #18 Brandeis
    March 18, 2017
    The seventh-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team prevailed in a matchup of top-20 foes behind strong singles play for an 8-1 victory over #18 Brandeis (4-4). The home match took place in the Nelson Recreational Center. The Panthers (2-0) travel west for five matches in California during its spring break trip, starting with a contest against NCAA Division II Academy of Art on Sunday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Third-Ranked Women’s Tennis Begins Spring With Sweep of Bates
    March 11, 2017
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team opened up its spring season with a 9-0 home NESCAC victory Saturday over Bates in the Nelson Recreational Center. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday at home against Brandeis at 1:30 p.m.
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