Wheaton pair reaches third round of NEWITT at Amherst

AMHERST, Mass.- The Wheaton College women's tennis team had four of its players competing in the championship round of the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) on Saturday at Amherst College, including two who advanced to the third round.

Juniors Morgan Bell (Gloucester, Mass./Pingree School) and Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen) swept a tandem from New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) school Wesleyan University, 3-0.  The Lyons collected an 8-3 doubles win.  In singles, Bell surrendered a mere one game, while Crom won 6-1, 6-4.

In the third round against New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bell and Crom dropped a 2-1 decision.  The pair suffered an 8-1 doubles setback, and Bell lost 6-2, 6-2 in singles action.  Crom's opponent forfeited her match, giving Wheaton one singles win.

Also competing were senior Jesse Boggis (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and freshman Caroline DiNicola-Fawley (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro Union).  The Lyon tandem took on a duo from NEWMAC foe Babson College, falling by a 2-1 count.

Wheaton fell short in doubles, 8-5.  In singles, DiNicola-Fawley suffered a 6-1, 6-1 setback, while Boggis won her match in three sets.  After splitting her first two sets at 6-4 and 5-7, Boggis collected a 12-10 victory in the super tiebreaker.

In the consolation bracket, senior Julia Parmakian (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) sided with a Roger Williams University player to face a twosome from league opponent Springfield College.  The Prided emerged victorious during both singles matches and the doubles contest.

The doubles score was 8-4, while Parmakian lost her singles match in three sets.  Winning the first set, 6-1, Parmakian dropped the next two by scores of 5-7 and 11-13.

The Lyons stay on the road this Tuesday for a conference match at MIT at 4:00 p.m.

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