Wellesley Tennis Drops 3-2 Heartbreaker to Vassar at Seven Sisters

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- The 2012 Seven Sisters Tennis Championship concluded today with five more matches at Mount Holyoke College. After falling behind early, Vassar College pulled out a thrilling 3-2 triumph over Wellesley College in the final contest of the day. In doing so, the Brewers secured their 10th title and their second in the past three years. They finished the tournament with 18 points and a perfect 4-0 record.

Wellesley's 17 points were good for second place overall. Mount Holyoke (9 points), Smith College (4 points) and Bryn Mawr College (2 points) rounded out the field.

Senior Jennifer Beckerman and junior Jennifer Ruther clinched things for Vassar with their impressive singles wins. With her team trailing 2-1, Beckerman knotted the match up with an impressive 7-5, 6-4 victory over senior Marie Watanabe. Minutes later, Ruther finished off first year Sojung Lee by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. In the process, she sealed the championship for the Brewers.

Wellesley got its wins at second singles and doubles. In singles, Erica Choo was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Ava Sadeghi, while in doubles, Diana Granger and Kendall Tada paired up for a 6-3, 6-4 win over Hannah Van Demark and Lindsay Kantor. 

At the conclusion of the tournament, ten athletes were named to the All-Tournament Team. The team was comprised of Jennifer Beckerman (Vassar), Jennifer Ruther (Vassar),  Joy Backer (Vassar), Diana Granger (Wellesley), Kendall Tada (Wellesley),Nahrhee Han (Mount Holyoke), Maya Sayarath (Mount Holyoke), Clair Oblamski (Smith), Jaimi Inskeep (Smith) and Anna Perocchi (Bryn Mawr).

Vassar and Wellesley entered the final match with 15 points apiece. Earlier in the day, the Brewers blanked Mount Holyoke 5-0, and Wellesley rolled to a 5-0 win over Bryn Mawr. The Lyons sealed third place for the third year in a row with their 4-1 victory over Smith. Meanwhile, the Pioneers sealed fourth place with a 3-2 triumph over Bryn Mawr.

2012 Seven Sisters Tennis Championship

Day 1 Results (Saturday, April 14)

Mount Holyoke College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0
Vassar College def. Smith College, 5-0
Wellesley College def. Mount Holyoke, 5-0
Vassar College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0
Wellesley College def. Smith College, 5-0

Day 2 Results (Sunday, April 15)
Smith College def. Bryn Mawr College, 3-2
Vassar College def. Mount Holyoke College, 5-0 
Wellesley College def. Bryn Mawr College, 5-0 
Mount Holyoke College def. Smith College, 4-1
Vassar College def. Wellesley College, 4-1

Final Team Standings
Vassar College  – 18 points
Wellesley College – 17 points
Mount Holyoke College – 9 points
Smith College – 4 points
Bryn Mawr College – 2 points

All-Tournament Team
Jennifer Beckerman, Vassar College
Jennifer Ruther, Vassar College
Joy Baker, Vassar College
Diana Granger, Wellesley College
Kendall Tada, Wellesley College
Nahrhee Han, Mount Holyoke College
Maya Sayarath, Mount Holyoke College
Clair Oblamski, Smith College
Jaimi Inskeep, Smith College
Anna Perocchi, Bryn Mawr College

Smith 3, Bryn Mawr 2


Singles Competition

1. Anna Perocchi (BMC) def. Gianna Teague (SMI) 6-2, 6-0
2. Jordan Dubin (SMI) def. Jenny Vogel (BMC) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
3. Bayla Weick (SMI) def. Elizabeth Olecki (BMC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. Jaimi Inskeep/Clair Oblamski (SMI) def. Vivien Chen/Eliza Perocchi (BMC) 6-1, 6-0
2. 
Zoe Odenwalder/Catherine Austin (BMC) def. Haruka Shimoto/Robyn Cyr (SMI) 6-1, 6-0

Vassar 5, Mount Holyoke 0

Singles Competition
 
1. Jennifer Beckerman (VAS) def. Nahrhee Han (MHC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ava Sadeghi (VAS) def. Maya Sayarath (MHC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Jennifer Ruther (VAS) def. Sarah Anischik (MHC) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. Joy Backer/Samantha Schapiro (VAS) def. AnnElizabeth Konkel/Sarah Moore (MHC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Hannah Van Demark/Lindsay Kantor (VAS) def. Heather Richardson/Kelsey Brower (MHC) 6-1, 6-0

Wellesley 5, Bryn Mawr 0

Singles Competition
 
1. Marie Watanabe (WEL) def. Anna Perocchi (BMC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Erica Choo (WEL) def. Eliza Perocchi (BMC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Morgan Johnstonbaugh (WEL) def. Elizabeth Olecki (BMC) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles Competition
1. Melissa Clark/Joyce Chen (WEL) def. Jenny Vogel/Vivien Chen (BMC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Diana Granger/Kendall Tada (WEL) def. Catherine Austin/Zoe Odenwalder (BMC) 6-1, 6-1

Mount Holyoke 4, Smith 1

Singles Competition
 
1. Nahrhee Han (MHC) def. Gianna Teague (SMI) 6-4, 6-1
2. Maya Sayarath (MHC) def. Jordan Dubin (SMI) 6-3, 6-4
3. Eman Malik (MHC) def. Bayla Weick (SMI) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Doubles Competition
1. Clair Oblamski/Jaimi Inskeep (SMI) def. Sarah Moore/AnnElizabeth Konkel (MHC) 7-5, 6-1
2. Kelsey Brower/Heather Richardson (MHC) def. Haruka Shimoto/Robyn Cyr (SMI) 6-2, 6-3

Vassar 3, Wellesley 2

Singles Competition
 
1. Jennifer Beckerman (VAS) def. Marie Watanabe (WEL) 7-5, 6-4
2. Erica Choo (WEL) def. Ava Sadeghi (VAS) 6-4, 6-3
3. Jennifer Ruther (VAS) def. SoJung Lee (WEL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Competition
1. Joy Backer/Samantha Schapiro (VAS) def. Melissa Clark/Joyce Chen (WEL) 7-5, 6-1
2. Diana Granger/Kendall Tada (WEL) def. Hannah Van Demark/Lindsay Kantor (VAS) 6-3, 6-4