Thoroughbreds advance in ITA Women's Tennis

Posted by Skidmore Athletics

GENEVA ' Skidmore's Nataly Mendoza ‘13 and Melissa Hirsch ‘14 have advanced to the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional women's tennis singles quarterfinals at William Smith College.

Mendoza has also moved into the doubles quarterfinals with Lee Ford '14. Tory Engros '12 and Molly Nolan '14 are also in the doubles quarterfinals for the Thoroughbreds.

The tournament continues Sunday afternoon with the championships on Monday.

Mendoza opened with an easy 6-0, 6-0 win over NYU's Ramya Pokala and then beat Paige Aiello of The College of New Jersey 6-3, 6-2. She won her third round match 6-2, 6-1 over Natalie Santiago of Vassar.

Hirsch also cruised past her first opponent, winning 6-0, 6-0 over Marissa Rotondo of St. John Fisher. She then beat Deborah Wu, who retired with Hirsch winning the first set 6-4. Hirsch won her third match 6-0, 6-7, 6-0 over G. Murphy-Goldberg of Mount St. Mary.

Mendoza and Ford won their first doubles match 8-3 over Santiago and Schapiro of Vassar and then beat a team from Rensselaer 8-1.

Engros and Nolan won 8-1 against a team from Stevens and 8-3 over Murphy and Young from St. Lawrence.


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