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Women play Williams

For the last match of the year the women made the trip to Williams College to take on the defending national champions. The Ephs still look to be in championship form as they swept the doubles. We played pretty well, but were just unable to win many of the big points.

In singles we played much better the with similar scores. The bobcats were in every point and in every game but the experienced Ephs just played the big points a little better. Ashley was playing a very tough match, at 2-2 30 minutes into her match before she rolled the same ankle she had at Tufts just a few days earlier. Though she showed a lot of heart and wanted to keep playing, we saw that it was purple and twice the size of the other ankle and couldn’t let her go through with it. Kristen’s match was a lot like the others, she played the longest match and was in every game but just couldn’t seem to get the last point. When it was all said and done the bobcats lost 9-0 and the season was coming to a close. There are some comments I’d like to make about what this team did this year, because our record is very deceiving.

This team grew tremendously throughout the year. When we made our trip out to Baltimore, we took on teams ranked roughly 10-20 in the country and honestly, I think we played a little scared and didn’t expect much from ourselves. But over the season this teams belief and expectations changed. They worked their butts off and not only believed they belonged on the court, but that they could win. We did some great things like taking the doubles point off a top 10 team in Bowdoin, or giving Middlebury all they could handle. Then closing out the year playing #5 Tufts dead even for almost 5 hours. This team is incredibly tight-knit and since our oldest players are juniors, we will have the entire team back next year to build off where we ended. Another year of experience added with two top recruits coming in next year will only help this team get better. Great year bobcats, get excited for next season!

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