Nichols Falls to No. 18 Skidmore in NCAA Women’s Tennis Second Round

Nichols Falls to No. 18 Skidmore in NCAA Women’s Tennis Second Round

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Nichols College women's tennis team saw their season come to an end in the NCAA Tournament Second Round as the Bison fell to the No. 18-ranked Skidmore College, 5-0, on Friday morning in Middlebury, Vt.

The Bison wrap up their season at 20-3 overall, while the Thoroughbreds improve to 17-5 and advance to the Regional Final on Saturday morning.

Skidmore grabbed the first point of the day with an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles with freshman Risa Fukushige (Tokyo, Japan) and senior Michelle Fuca (Manchester, Mass.) defeating sophomores Amarie Settiwongse (Bangkok, Thailand) and Isabelle Leonardi (North Hampton, N.H.). Sophomores Renee Karchere-Sun (South Brunswick, N.J.) and Ada Wiggins (Burlington, Mass.) followed with an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles over senior Ashley Dallaire (East Bridgewater, Mass.) and sophomore Megan Nathanson (Scarborough, Maine), while sophomore Jessica Ampel (Evanston, Ill.) and senior Alexa Goldberg (Scarsdale, N.Y.) registered an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles over senior Alanna Judd (Westborough, Mass.) and sophomore Lindsey Kaplan (Boca Raton, Fla.).

Wiggins gave the Thoroughbreds a 4-0 lead in the match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Judd, while junior Laura Swenson (Winnetka, Ill.) defeated freshman Juliana Herrera (Villavicencio, Colombia), 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles to seal the match.

Settiwongse held a 6-4, 2-1 lead in her matchup at No. 1 singles over Fukushige, while Leonardi led Fuca 7-5, 1-1 at No. 4 singles before the match was called.

All-Time Series

This was the first meeting between the two teams.

Match recap courtesy of the Nichols Sports Information Department.

 

2018 DIVISION III WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round – Thursday, May 10
(Hosted by Middlebury – Middlebury, Vt.)

Skidmore def. Yeshiva, 5-0 | BOX
Nichols def. Wilkes, 5-4 | BOX
SUNY Geneseo def. Penn. St.-Berks, 5-0 | BOX

Second Round – Friday, May 11
(Hosted by Middlebury – Middlebury, Vt.)

Skidmore def. Nichols, 5-0 | BOX
Middlebury def. SUNY Geneseo, 5-0 | BOX

 

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