Williams Women's Tennis Closes With Win

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College women's tennis team played its last match of the season this weekend, competing against Middlebury for the second weekend in a row. Though Williams experienced a loss last weekend, it got revenge by pulling out a close 5-4 win with more than half of the singles matches going into third set tiebreakers.
 
Williams had a strong start in doubles, winning both matches. Number one doubles Zoë Bennett and Jenny Tian won at 8-4, a similar score as last weekend. At number two doubles was Julia Pham and Erica Ekstrand, who reversed the score on their Middlebury opponents from last weekend to win the match, 8-6.
 
This sent Williams into singles with lots of momentum and positive energy. Ekstrand pulled out a quick win on court one, while Tian lost a tough match to her opponent on court number two. Meanwhile, courts three, four, and five were in battles, each going to a third set tiebreaker. Bennett and Pham finished around the same time, with Pham winning her tiebreaker, 10-8, and Bennett falling at the same score. Maya Jamroz was the last court on at number five. With all eyes on her, she won the third set tiebreaker, 10-7, to clinch the match for Williams.
 
Track and Field
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams seniors Brianna Bourne and Sarah Tully placed first and second, respectively, in the 5,000 meters at the Little Three Championships on Saturday.
 
Camryn Taylor, Molly Fitzgibbons and aylan-Fraser-Mines went 1-2-3 in the 400 hurdles.
 
Men's Lacrosse
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bryce Adam scored seven goals to lead Tufts to an 18-11 win over Williams in the NESCAC title game.
 
Alex Park had a hat trick for Williams (4-2), who got 15 saves from Harry Gahagan.
 
Softball
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tufts swept Williams by scores of 10-0 and 7-2 to win the best-of-three NESCAC Championship series.
 
Kristina Haghdan struck out 11 and allowed just two hits in the first game. In Game 2, Nicole Russo went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs.
 
Rachel Neugart went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs for Williams (12-2).
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