2018-19 Women's Tennis News

  • Panther Women Make Grade With ITA All-Academic Awards
    July 23, 2019
    Fueled by all 11 players being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes, the Middlebury women’s tennis team also earned a 2019 ITA All-Academic Team Award for its hard work in the classroom. The team combined to finish the 2018-19 season with a 3.74 cumulative grade point average, ranking among the top teams in Division III.
  • Puccinelli Tabbed CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-American
    June 19, 2019
    Middlebury College women's tennis player Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) has been named to the Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American At-Large First Team. Puccinelli is 14th student-athlete in Middlebury's history to achieve the accolade, the third this year and the 10th since 2014. Puccinelli guided the Panthers to a single-season program-record 19 wins (19-3) in 2019 and the program's fourth-consecutive NCAA Semifinal appearance.
  • Four Panther Women Garner ITA Division III All-American Laurels
    June 10, 2019
    Four Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Junior Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) was recognized in singles for the second time in her career, while classmate Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) earned her second All-American singles award. Boehm and sophomore doubles partner Ann Martin Skelly (Charleston, S.C.), along with the duo of Hughes and junior Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho), each picked up All-American laurels as doubles tandems. The four All-American selections tied the 2016-17 team for the most in program history.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team Members Recognized
    May 30, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2019 Spring All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 132 representatives, the second-highest total in the conference.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    May 28, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 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 Doubles Pairs End Season in NCAA Semis
    May 26, 2019
    The Middlebury women’s tennis doubles pairs of Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger, along with Heather Boehm and Ann Martin Skelly, saw their respective seasons come to an end during NCAA Semifinal matches on Sunday afternoon. Action took place at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Two Panther Doubles Teams Advance To NCAA Semifinals
    May 25, 2019
    A pair of Middlebury women’s tennis doubles teams have advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. The duos will compete on Sunday at 12:00 p.m., with the winners to compete immediately following for the NCAA Championship. Matches are being held in various locations around Kalamazoo, Michigan due to inclement weather throughout much of the day.
  • Two Doubles Pairs Advance at NCAA Championships
    May 24, 2019
    Five Middlebury women's tennis players participated in day one of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournaments on Friday. Three Panthers took part in the singles bracket of 32, while the two pairs participated in the doubles draw. Matches were held in various locations around Kalamazoo, Michigan due to inclement weather throughout much of the day.
  • #3 Women’s Tennis Falls In NCAA Semifinals to #2 CMS
    May 21, 2019
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team saw its run in the NCAA Tournament draw to a close, as second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (27-1) posted a 5-2 victory in the semifinals Tuesday at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The third-ranked Panthers cap their season at 19-3, while advancing to the semifinals for the fourth-straight year and setting a single-season mark for victories.
  • Women's Tennis Advances To NCAA Semifinals
    May 20, 2019
    Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth-straight season and fifth time overall after a 5-0 win over sixth-ranked Amherst (16-6) in a quarterfinal match on Monday. The match took place indoors at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The third-ranked Panthers (19-2) will face second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in an NCAA semifinal contest on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Puccinelli Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree
    May 17, 2019
    Middlebury College women’s tennis player Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selection by the organization. Puccinelli has guided the Panthers to a single-program record 18 wins (18-2) in 2019 and the program’s fifth-consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearance next week in Michigan.
  • Panther Women Make Fifth-Straight NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
    May 14, 2019
    The Middlebury women’s tennis team will make its fifth-consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and sixth in the last seven years when it plays Amherst on Monday, May 20. Matches will take place at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event is hosted by Kalamazoo College. The Panthers are making their 16th tournament appearance in the last 17 years.
  • Women’s Tennis Advances to Fifth-Straight NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 12, 2019
    Middlebury advanced to its fifth-straight NCAA Quarterfinal with a 5-0 victory on Sunday over Tufts in a match played at Middlebury College's Proctor Tennis Courts. The third-ranked Panthers (18-2), who set a single-season program record for wins, will play sixth-ranked Amherst on Monday, May 20 at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ninth-ranked Tufts finishes its season at 9-10. Middlebury reaches the NCAA Quarterfinals for the eighth time in the program's history, advancing to the semifinals in 2005, 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as the quarterfinals in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
  • Middlebury Defeats Moravian in NCAA Second-Round Contest
    May 11, 2019
    Middlebury advanced in the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 victory on Saturday over Moravian in a match played on Middlebury's Proctor Tennis Courts. The third-ranked Panthers (17-2) will play ninth-ranked Tufts (9-9) on Sunday at 12:00 p.m., while the Greyhounds conclude their season at 20-2.
  • Five Panther Women Named All-NESCAC; Boehm Tabbed Player of the Year
    May 10, 2019
    Five members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Junior Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year, becoming the third Panther woman joining Amy Roche (2007) and Lok-Sze Leung (2012, 2013) to earn the honor to go along with first-team singles accolades. Sophomore Ann Martin Skelly (Charleston, S.C.) and Boehm also picked up first-team doubles laurels. Junior Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) earned second-team all-conference honors for her singles play, while Hughes and doubles partner Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho) garnered second-team accolades.  Senior Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) tallied second-team singles honors. The third-ranked Panthers are preparing to host an NCAA Regional this weekend on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
  • 2019 NCAA Women's Tennis Regional Website
    May 07, 2019
    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 06, 2019
    The Middlebury College women's tennis team will make its 16th trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 17 years when the squad hosts an NCAA Regional from May 10-12. Moravian and Cairn will play on Friday with the winner to play Middlebury on Saturday, while Tufts will battle the victorious team of Friday’s other match between Stevens and St. Joseph’s (L.I.). The winners will square off in the regional final on Sunday.
  • Middlebury Women Fall in NESCAC Championship to Wesleyan
    May 05, 2019
    The top-seeded Middlebury women's tennis team fell in the NESCAC Championship by a 5-2 score to second-seeded Wesleyan. The match was played Sunday on the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers, who advanced to the final for the fourth-straight year, see a 10-match winning streak snapped and fall to 16-2. Wesleyan (15-2) claims its first NESCAC title and 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.
  • Panthers Blank Amherst in NESCAC Semis, Advance to NESCAC Championship
    May 04, 2019
    Top-seeded Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship match for the fourth-straight year with a 5-0 win Saturday over fourth-seeded Amherst (12-5) in a match played at the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (16-1) will take on either second-seeded Wesleyan or third-seeded Bowdoin. The championship match will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
  • Top-Seeded Middlebury Set to Host NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship
    May 01, 2019
    After earning the top seed for the third time in program history, Middlebury will host the NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship for the first time since 2015. The tournament gets underway on Friday, May 3 with first-round matches between No. 4 Amherst and No. 5 Tufts and No. 3 Bowdoin and No. 6 Williams. The winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, May 4 with the championship match slated for Sunday, May 5.
  • Middlebury Ends Regular Season With Win at No. 16 Skidmore
    April 28, 2019
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team concluded its regular season on a high note, earning an 8-1 road win at No. 16 Skidmore (11-6). With the triumph, the Panthers have won nine-straight matches and improve to 15-1 overall. Middlebury returns to the courts next weekend when it hosts the NESCAC Championships on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
  • Third-Ranked Panther Women Blank No. 6 Amherst
    April 27, 2019
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team cruised past No. 6 Amherst (11-3, 5-2) Saturday by a 9-0 score in the Nelson Recreation Center. The Panthers (13-1, 7-0), winners of eight-straight matches, close out their regular season on Sunday when travel to No. 16 Skidmore for a 1:00 p.m. match.
  • No. 3 Women Post Impressive Road Wins at No. 6 Bowdoin, Bates
    April 20, 2019
    The Middlebury women's tennis team posted a pair of impressive victories on Saturday in Maine. The third-ranked Panthers eased past No. 6 Bowdoin (11-4, 5-2) by an 8-1 score, before cruising past Bates, 7-2. Middlebury, which improves to 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the league, returns to action Saturday when it hosts No. 7 Amherst at 1:00 p.m.
  • Third-Ranked Panther Women Defeat No. 9 Williams
    April 14, 2019
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team capped an unbeaten NESCAC home weekend when it defeated No. 9 Williams (5-7, 2-3) Sunday by a 7-2 score on the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (11-1, 5-0), winners of five-straight matches, return to action Saturday when travel to No. 6 Bowdoin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. match at Bates.
  • No. 3 Women’s Tennis Eases Past No. 8 Tufts
    April 13, 2019
    The third-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team increased its winning streak to four with a 7-2 NESCAC victory Saturday over No. 8 Tufts on the Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers return to action Sunday with a 10:00 a.m. home match against ninth-ranked Williams.
  • No. 5 Women Knock Off Top-Ranked Emory, Defeat Conn. College
    April 07, 2019
    The Middlebury women's tennis team wrapped up a successful home weekend with a pair of impressive victories on Sunday. The fifth-ranked Panthers knocked off top-ranked Emory and handed the Eagles their first loss (13-1) with a 6-3 victory, before easing past Connecticut College in NESCAC play, 9-0. Middlebury, which improves to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the league, returns to action Saturday when it hosts No. 7 Tufts in conference action at 10:00 a.m.
  • Fifth-Ranked Panther Women Edge No. 6 Wesleyan
    April 06, 2019
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team squeaked past No. 6 Wesleyan (8-2, 3-1) by a 5-4 score in NESCAC action on Saturday. The matchup was contested in the Nelson Recreation Center. The Panthers (7-1, 2-0) return to action tomorrow when they host No. 1 Emory at 8:30 a.m., followed by a league match against Connecticut College starting at 1:00 p.m.
  • Panther Women Conclude Spring Trip With Setback to No. 2 CMS
    March 30, 2019
    Fifth-ranked Middlebury concluded its spring trip to California with an 8-1 loss at No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The Panthers (6-1) concluded their spring trip with matches against two top-25 Division III teams and a 4-1 record, including a 5-2 victory against Division I Cal State LA. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday with a 10:00 a.m. NESCAC home match against No. 6 Wesleyan.
  • Fifth-Ranked Middlebury Eases Past Host Redlands
    March 29, 2019
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team cruised past Redlands by an 8-1 score on Friday in a match played at the Verdieck Courts in Redlands, California. The Panthers (6-0) conclude their matches out west when they compete at second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. eastern.
  • No. 6 Middlebury Edges Fourth-Ranked Pomona-Pitzer
    March 27, 2019
    In a battle of top-10 nationally-ranked foes, the sixth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-4 win late Wednesday at No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer. The match was played at the Pauley Tennis Complex in Claremont, California. The Panthers (5-0) return to action on Friday in a 5:00 p.m. eastern match at Redlands.
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