Sunday's local roundup: Williams women's tennis remains unbeaten


WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College women's tennis team improved its record to 15-0 after sweeping a doubleheader against two conference foes Sunday.

Against Hamilton, Williams lost only one game in doubles play in a 9-0 victory.

In singles, Kara Shoemaker (No. 1), Kathleen Elkins (No. 2), Rebecca Curran (No. 3) and Hannah Atkinson (No. 4) all won their matches 6-1, 6-0.

Trinity represented a tougher matchup for Williams, but the result was still 9-0 in the Ephs' favor. At No. 3 doubles, Atkinson and Maya Hart pulled out an 8-6 victory. Elkins and Pylpiv and Alex Stone and Linda Shin put together strong performances at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively, to preserve the sweep.

Men's tennis
Williams 9, Hamilton 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs put together a dominating performance, sweeping Hamilton.

Matt Micheli won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Jose Raventos won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, the Ephs won 8-2 (No.1), 8-3 (No. 2) and 8-2 (No. 3).

MCLA blanked

NEWPORT, N.H. -- Colby-Sawyer swept MCLA 9-0.

Only Richard LaRocque and Ray Yelle took a game from the Chargers, losing 8-1 at No. 3 doubles. All other matches were won in straight sets by Colby-Sawyer.

MCLA splits

WILLIAMSTOWN -- MCLA split its doubleheader with Framingham St., winning the opener 5-2 and losing the nightcap 2-0.

Trailing 2-0 after two innings in the first game, the Trailblazers answered with three runs in the bottom of the third.

Michaela DiNicola reached on a throwing error by the third base man, scoring two. A sacrifice fly from Rachel Quackenbush scored DiNicola and that was all the run support Quackenbush needed.

She went the distance, striking out eight and scattering six hits to earn the win.

Two Framingham pitchers combined to two-hit the Trailblazers in game two, spoiling Quackenbush's strong performance in game two.

Quackenbush struck out 12 and allowed one earned run.

MCLA swept

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Fram ing ham State used its offense and its pitching to sweep a doubleheader against MCLA, 8-3, 2-0.

In Game One, the Rams scored four runs in the first three innings, which was enough to beat the Trailblazers. William Derosier led Framingham St. with two hits and three RBI.

Garrett Alibozek's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth cut Framingham's lead to three, but the Rams responded with two runs in the top of the sixth. Alibozek had two hits in the game.

In the nightcap, Framingham's Michael Andrews put together a dominant performance on the mound to earn the win. Andrews went the distance, striking out seven, allowing four hits and walking one to record the shutout.

MCLA's Robert Jutras also pitched well, allowing only two runs on four hits in 623 of work, but his eight walks came back to hurt him.

Saturday's prep softball
King 4, Miss Hall's 2

STAMFORD, Conn. -- On Satur day, Miss Hall's scored twice in the first inning, but despite pounding out 10 hits, did not score again as the Hurricanes fell to 0-2.

Megan Fraser and Sydney Frinks had RBI singles for Miss Hall's.

The Hurricanes stranded 12 in the game. They left the bases loaded twice and left runners on second and third twice.

Alex Desrochers took the loss.

Thursday's high school boys tennis
Pittsfield 3, Lenox 2

PITTSFIELD -- The Pitts field boys used strong singles play to narrowly beat Lenox.

Pittsfield's Tom Cimini turned in a commanding win at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2, 6-0.

Lenox's Will Palmer battled at No. 2 singles, forcing a third set and taking the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

However, Kaleb Hould's 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3 was crucial because Pittsfield split its doubles matches.


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