Williams Women's Tennis Hosts Morehouse Invitational

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College women's tennis team closed out the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational Sunday with a bevy of singles matches against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Middlebury College.
The Invitational follows a round-robin format where no team is eliminated, so as to give the players as much court time as possible. The namesake for the Invitational is 2000 Williams graduate Lindsay Morehouse, one of three Williams Alumni to perish in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Katherine Orgielwicz was one of the bright spots for the Ephs, winning her singles match easily against RPI's Rani Jones by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Maya Jamroz, pushed her match to three sets, winning the second one 6-1, but ended up losing in the decisive third set. Sarah Yang, also dropped a highly competitive first set against Middlebury's Amanda Frank in a close tiebreak. Senior Chloe Henderson lost a hard-fought tiebreak to RPI's Alex Mednikova.
Williams saw the most success in the tournament in their doubles matches, winning all three on the first day of competition, and seven out of nine overall.
"Overall a promising start for Williams tennis," coach Anik Cepeda said. "Trending up. We're looking forward to hosting a few alums next weekend for a bit of mixed doubles - time to recover and hit the books."
In two weeks the Ephs' fall season will continue when they travel to Middlebury for the ITA New England regional tournament. That will be followed up by a trip to archrival Amherst, before concluding the fall swing back at Middlebury.
Women's Golf
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- After two days of fighting through at the Ann S. Batchelder invitational, hosted by Wellesley College, the Ephs claimed their first victory of the season. With another day of strong, low scores, Williams posted a 302 on the second day for a total two day score of 598, 30 strokes ahead of the second place host and team, Wellesley College. 
Taking third place was Middlebury College with a total score of 633, followed by Amherst College who stood in fourth place with a score of 646. The top two individual titles were claimed by two Eph sophomores Joanna Kim and Olivia White. Kim claimed the individual title with a 70-73, a total score of 143 and White closely followed and tied for second place with a 72-74, a total score of 146. 
Men's Golf
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Williams men's golf team capped off a solid first weekend of action, shooting the low round of the weekend to finish with a second-place finish at Middlebury's Duke Nelson Invitational.
The Ephs began the day 13 strokes behind NYU and Middlebury. Unfortunately, the round of 285 (1-over) was not enough to catch tournament champion NYU, who shot 288 (4-over) on Sunday to claim the title by 10 strokes.
Senior Will Kannegeiser once again led the charge for the Ephs, shooting a fantastic round of 69 (minus-2) that featured birdies on holes 1, 8, and 10. Kannegeiser's only slip-up of the day occurred on the tricky par-four 13th hole, where he made bogey. Kannegeiser finished the tournament in a tie for second with NYU's Robbie Keyes at 143 (plus-1).
Women's Soccer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Whitney Lincoln made nine saves for Williams in a 1-1 tie at Springfield College.
Sarah Scirce scored a goal for the Ephs (2-1-2), who go to Trinity on Saturday.
Men's Soccer
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Will Felitto scored one goal and assisted on another to lead Williams to a 3-0 win over Babson.
Demian Gass and Eli Petrik each scored, and Michael Davis made two saves for the Ephs (2-2-1), who go to Trinity on Saturday.
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Controversial Williamstown Sporting Goods Store Proposal Withdrawn

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

A proposal to site a sporting goods store on North Hoosac Road has been withdrawn because of vocal opposition. 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday avoided a decision on the most controversial issue it has faced this year.
But it did allow a resident to take advantage of the bylaw that resulted from the most contentious issue that faced another town board in the last 12 months.
Billy Preite withdrew his request for a special permit to operate a sporting goods store on North Hoosac Road, obviating the need for the board to continue a stormy public hearing that began in September.
In a letter to the board, Preite cited the hostility of those who objected to his proposal to open the store, which would have included a line of collectible firearms.
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