April 23, 2001

W. Tennis Gets Swept

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The women’s tennis team’s (13–9, 2–5 Ivy) last matches of the season and senior captain Ngozi Amobi’s last matches of her collegiate career ended in disappointment against Pennsylvania and Princeton (7–10, 3–4) this weekend.

The Quakers began strong on Saturday, sweeping every doubles match. The Red was unable to rebound, losing five out of the six singles matches. The sole Red victory was won in a close match in the No. 6 spot, with Cornell sophomore Alex DelPrete beating Rachel Shwecky in a three–set thriller, 5–7, 6–3, (7–5). DelPrete was also part of a tightly contested doubles match with partner Nicole Chiu — eventually falling to the Quakers 8–6. Amobi lost 6–3, 6–1 at the No. 2 spot.

The Tigers handed the Red a similar fate, prevailing 5–2. Suzanne Wright had a particularly bright day, winning her singles match 5–0, while teaming up with DelPrete to win her doubles match, 9–8 (5). Amobi closed out her illustrious career with a win — joining forces with Laura Tallent to win her doubles match 8–5, thereby giving the Red the doubles point.

Already making great strides towards becoming a powerhouse, the team returns a great amount of experience next season and looks forward to improving its Ivy League record.

Archived article by Meryl Conant