Wesleyan won just one of the three doubles matches vs. Bates and
Trinity, and it proved the difference in the team scoring as the teams
split the six singles affairs. Against Bates, the team of Genevieve
Aniello '13 (photo insert upper right) and Linda McDougal '11 (photo
insert lower right) came through with an 8-6 win at #2. Both Aniello
and McDougal went on to win their singles matches as well, the former in
convincing fashion at #3, 6-0, 6-0, and the latter in a super
At #2 singles, Sarah Miller '12 (main photo) also swept her Bobcat adversary without dropping a game. Losses in three sets by #1 Anika Fischer and #4 Meredith Holmes as well as a straight-set setback by #6 Casey Simchik '10 rounded out the singles results.
The match vs. Trinity was highlighted by Simchik's dominating straight-set victory and 8-1 double win at #3, joined by Taylor Morales '13. Once again, Miller blew past her rival and McDougal captured her match. Fischer and Aniello fell in three sets while Holmes lost in two sets.
Williams, ranked second nationally, was Wesleyan's final opponent of the year Sun., May 2. As expected, the Ephs captured a 9-0 result, giving Wesleyan a final record of 10-7, 2-7 in NESCAC play. With Aniello unable to play singles due to a knee ailment, Wesleyan pushed the majority of its lineup up a notch, giving Hannah Berkman '12 a chance to play #6 and she made the most of it by giving her Eph opponent a battle, falling 6-4, 6-3. The only other Cardinal to force a set to 6-4 was Fischer at #1, losing 6-2, 6-4.
For the year, Aniello and Simchik tied for the team lead in singles with a 10-6 record. Each was equally proficient in doubles as Aniello was 11-7 while seeing action in each match. Simchik had a 10-6 mark. The two were paired five times, good for a 4-1 mark.