Both Women’s Tennis Pairs Advance After First Day Hall of Fame Invitational

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NEWPORT, R.I. – Brown women’s tennis opened its fall season at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Newport on Friday. Both pairs for the Bears came away with victories to advance to Saturday.

“Both our teams played very aggressively throughout their matches,” said Head Coach Lucie Schmidhauser. “We played fundamentally solid doubles with quality serving and aggressive net play, which really paid off in today’s windy conditions.”

The duo of junior Lindsey Hofflander and sophomore Phoebe Peus first took down Rhode Island’s pair of sophomore Ava Grnja and freshman Steph Hylton (6-2, 6-2).

Senior Olivia Mariotti and junior Addison Ahlstrom kept the momentum going with a win over URI’s sophomore Priyanka Shanker and freshman Blake Rothchild (6-1,6-0).

Saturday matches begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday from The Tennis Hall of Fame. Peus and Hofflander will face Dartmouth’s senior Ameliija Swaffer-Self and freshman Caroline Lemke, while Mariotti and Ahlstrom take on Dartmouth’s senior Katie Weber and junior Elizabeth Fahrmeier.

Complete Results

2:00 Matches

Match 1 – Georgetown (Coburn / Willy) defeated Providence (Abreu / Beltran) 6-0, 6-1

Match 2 – Georgetown (Ho / Bendetti) defeated URI (Rajan / Fernando) 6-3, 6-4

Match 3 – URI (Grnja / Hylton) defeated Dartmouth (Cruz / Jupalli) 7-6(4), 6-4

Match 4 – Georgetown (Gilbert / Kennedy) defeated Providence (Carson / Barrera) 6-0, 1-0 retired (injury)

Match 5 – Georgetown (Ashton / Garafolo) defeated URI (Cvackova / Herrman) 7-6(5), 6-3

Match 6 – URI (Shanker / Rothchild) defeated Providence (Melendez / El Khalif) 6-2, 3-6, 12-10

4:00 Matches

Dartmouth (Capuano / Hess) defeated Georgetown (Coburn / Willy) 6-1, 6-4

Georgetown (Ho / Bendetti) defeated Rutgers (Valitova / Cardenas) 6-2, 2-6, 10-8

Brown (Peus / Hofflander) defeated URI (Grnja / Hylton) 6-2, 6-2

Dartmouth (Lemcke / Swaff-Selff) defeated George Washington (Wiesemann / Giraldo) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8

Dartmouth (Moore / Dewire) defeated Georgetown (Gilbert / Kennedy) 6-3, 2-6, 12-10

George Washington (Lee / Sasinka) defeated Georgetown (Ashton / Garafolo) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7

Dartmouth (Fahrmeier / Weber) defeated Rutgers (Brown / Kim) 6-3, 6-4

Brown (Ahlstrom / Mariotti) defeated URI (Shanker / Rothchild) 6-1, 6-0


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