WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams women's tennis team continued on its path to defend its NCAA Division III title.
The Ephs took down MIT 5-1 to win the NCAA Division III Williamstown Regional on Sunday afternoon.
The Ephs now advance to the NCAA quarterfinals, held at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. on May 23. Stowe Stadium will also host the semifinals and finals, should Williams advance, May 24-25.
Williams won the match behind the strength of its doubles teams, which swept the Engineers. The second doubles team of Julia Cancio and Hannah Atkinson defeated Dora Tzeng and Kelly Zhu, 8-1, to secure the first win. Maya Hart and Giulia McDonnell won 8-1 at third doubles, and the first doubles team of Juli Raventos and Linda Shin held off Elysa Kohrs and Sonya Das, 9-7.
In singles action, Dora Tzeng topped Williams' Mia Gancayco for MIT's lone win on the day, 6-3, 6-2. Shin won her third singles match against Kelly Zhu, 7-5, 6-1, and Cancio won at fourth singles over Sonya Das, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.
"We are so excited and honored to be heading back to the final eight again this year," said head coach Alison Swain in a statement.
High School Track and Field
MOUNT GREYLOCK COMPETES AT MSTCA INVITATIONALS
The Mount Greylock track and field teams competed in the MSTCA Invitational over the weekend, with the girls going to Acton Boxboro High School on Saturday while the boys traveled to Boston College High School.
400 METER DASH — 22. Cameron Castonguay, 53.62.
400 METER RELAY — 31. Mount Greylock, 49.23.
1600 METER RELAY — 17. Mount Greylock, 3:48.34.
100 METER DASH — 29. Julia Szczepaniak, 13.63
800 METER RUN — 14. Maddie Albert, 2:24.24; 31. Mae Burris-Wells, 2:30.31; 34. Melissa Swann, 2:30.92.
3200 METER RUN — 14. Margo Smith, 12:00.38.
100 METER HURDLES — 36. Hannah Locklear, 18.05.
400 METER HURDLES — 11. Ella Dudley, 1:09.57.
400 METER RELAY — 29. Mount Greylock, 55.37.
1600 METER RELAY — 16. Mount Greylock, 4:30.36
3200 METER RELAY — 12. Mount Greylock, 11:24.31.
DISCUS — 24. Elizabeth Bernardy, 80-5.