Tennis Teams Open Up Against Tough CompetitionSaturday, February 23, 2013 - page 3
The men lost to Division I Lafayette on Friday night, 7-0, and the women were blanked by 19th-ranked Vassar, 9-0, in a home match on Saturday.
Despite the score, the women had plenty to be encouraged about against a team that made the NCAA Tournament “Sweet 16” last year.
At No. 1 singles, junior Nina Sanders went to three sets against a Vassar player who is a three-time All-American and won the main singles draw at the ITA Northeast Regional last fall. Sanders (right), who studied abroad in the fall, won the middle set 6-1 in between dropping two close sets, 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4.
Senior Amanda von Taube also played a three-set match at fifth singles, losing in a supertiebreaker, and sophomore Sharen Resnikoff lost two close sets at No. 4. In doubles, von Taube and Resnikoff went to a tiebreaker at No. 2, and the No. 3 team of sophomore Jennifer Goldberg and junior Gabriela Contino played a close 8-6 match.
Of the Mules’ 15 scheduled spring opponents, nine are nationally and/or regionally ranked.
In the men’s match, junior Jason Teitelbaum came the closest to a win, falling in three sets at No. 3 singles. The men are slated to play
six ranked opponents this spring.