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It Will Be East vs. West In Singles Final

The final pairing is set for the 2008 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships. Top-seed Siobhan Finicane of Pomona-Pitzer prevailed over Grace Baljon of Williams 6-4, 6-0, while fifth-seed Cary Gibson of Williams defeated Meghan McCooey of Tufts 6-3, 6-2. Finicane faced Gibson during the team competition, in which both players split the first two sets […]

Singles Semifinals Are Set

Two players, Cary Gibson and Grace Baljon, from national team champion Williams College advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA Singles Championships after winning their respective quarterfinal matches. Gibson came back from being a set down to defeat Brittany Berckes 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. After playing a first set that lasted 1 hour 23 minutes […]

The Longest Service Game of the Tournament

Grace Baljon and Lauren Caire are currently in the middle of the longest service game I have ever seen, collegiately or professionally. Baljon is serving at 5-5 in the first set and must be at Deuce #10, at the very least. It would be one thing if this is this was in the early stages […]

Battles Have Begun In Quarterfinal Singles Action

In the early stages of each quarterfinal matchup at the 2008 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships games are close, as deuce is echoed on every court by chair umpires during each service game. No match is separated by more than one service break with every player playing from the baseline with the occasional net […]

Video Highlights From First Day Of NCAA Individual Tournament

Gustavus student Jessie Doig is doing a video recap of each day at the championships. Jessie’s piece includes highlights of matches during the day and interviews with coaches and players. Watch the Video

Video Highlights From Day 3 Of the NCAA Championships

Gustavus student Jessie Doig is doing a video recap of each day at the championships. Jessie’s piece includes highlights of matches during the day and interviews with coaches and players. Watch the Video

Video Highlights From Day 2 of the NCAA Championships

Gustavus student Jessie Doig is doing a video recap of each day at the championships. Jessie’s piece includes highlights of matches during the day and interviews with coaches and players. Watch the Video

Three Seeds Left In Singles And Doubles

Seeded players continued to fall in the second round of the singles competition of the 2008 NCAA Championships. Bowdoin’s Kristen Raymond knocked off sixth-seeded Marissa Lin of the University of Chicago in the second round 6-0, 6-1. Grace Baljon of Williams lost the first set to seventh-seeded Gab Carvalho of the University of the South […]

First Round Completed, Two More Seeds Fall

Round one of the singles competition was finally completed at 1:15 p.m., and two more seeds fell during the round. Nicole Pontee of Vassar College came from behind to defeat #8-seed Becky Morse-Karzen of the University of Mary Washington 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Meghan McCooey of Tufts University displayed her mental toughness after dropping the first […]

Two Tight Matches Just Completed In First Round

As the wind speed increased, so did the intensity level of two matches in the first round. Leslie Hansen of MIT pulled off the first upset of the NCAA Singles Championships by defeating #3-seed Jordan Hook of Wheaton College (Illinois) in a tight 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4) match. Julia Browne of Tufts outlasted Janelle Arita […]