Panthers Host ITA Women's Tennis New England Regional

Maddi Stow teamed with Heather Boehm in Sunday's doubles semifinal.
Maddi Stow teamed with Heather Boehm in Sunday's doubles semifinal.

Champions have been crowned at the 2019 ITA Women's Tennis New England Regional Championship hosted by Middlebury College. The winners and runner-up players of both the singles and doubles draws advance to the ITA Cup at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia from October 17-20.

Wesleyan's Kristina Yu and Sophie Henderson won the doubles crown, while the Cardinals' Serim Jin earned the title in singles.

In doubles play, Middlebury's Heather Boehm and Maddi Stow played their way into Sunday's semifinal in the bracket of 32 tandems. The third-seeded Panther duo earned an 8-4 win over Lara Rakocevic and Yuka Perera from MIT, followed by an 8-2 triumph against the Williams team of Chloe Henderson and Maya Jamroz. In the quarterfinal round, Boehm and Stow won against Amherst's Jackie Buzkin and Maddie Dewire (8-5). During Sunday's semifinal, the Panther duo fell to Yu and Henderson by an 8-5 tally.

Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger, seeded second in the draw, also advanced to the quarterfinals for the hosts. The pair won its first-round match 8-0 over Springfield's Heidi Schuman and Rachel Ahlmeyer. In the round of 16, the Panther pair edged Viktorya Tabunshchyk and Pamela Duke from MIT 8-7 (3), but fell to Amherst's Anya Ramras and Maggie Owensby 8-7 (4) in the quarterfinals.

In the singles draw, seven Panthers took to the courts, with Stow advancing to the round of 16. Stow began play with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Anya Gerasimova from Mount Holyoke and a 1-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory against Colby's Carly Levitz. On Saturday, Stow fell to Wesleyan's Katie Fleischman in the third round by scores of 6-1, 6-3. Three additional Middlebury players earned first-round wins during Friday's play in singles, each coming in straight sets.

The Panthers continue the fall portion of their schedule at the NEWITT Tournament hosted by Smith and Mount Holyoke from October 11-13.