Sarah Miller '12 and Meredith Holmes '10 Extend Their Winning Streaks to Seven Matches This Spring


Both Sarah Miller '12 (right in photo) and Meredith Holmes '10 (left in photo) extended their winning streaks in singles to seven matches this spring after Wesleyan defeated visiting in-state NESCAC rival Conn. College Thurs., April 2, 7-2. It was the team's second straight 7-2 decision over the Camels after putting an end to a four-match skid vs. Conn. last year.

Miller continued her dominance, now playing at #3 singles, with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph. Through her seven singles wins this spring, the opening five at #2, Miller has won 84 games while dropping just 11. Once again she joined Anika Fischer '10 for an 8-6 win in doubles.

Holmes, playing at #6 during the matches up north, posted a solid 6-4, 6-0 win after collecting her first five victories at #4 during the team's trip to Florida in March. Also winning at single and doubles for the Cards vs. Conn. was #2 Ania Preneta '09 and #4 Rachael Ghorbani '09. Preneta won at #2 doubles with Linda McDougal '11 while Ghorbani was a winner at #3 doubles paired with Madalina Ursu '09.

Wesleyan faced its toughest test of the spring so far when it traveled to Middlebury for a match Sat., April 4. It was the first meeting between the teams since Sept. 27, 2003. Middlebury knocked off Wesleyan, 7-2, handing the Cardinals their first loss of the spring. Winners for Wesleyan were Ghorbani at #4 singles and the Fischer/Miller tandem at #1 doubles, their eighth straight victory.

Wesleyan was to play at Holy Cross Wed., April 8 but the contest was postponed due to cold weather and eventually cancelled. The team's next match came at Tufts Thurs., April 16. The Jumbos captured a 7-2 NESCAC win as Miller won at #2 and the doubles team of Preneta and McDougal took its match at #3. Ghorbani was on the short end of two very tight matches, losing 10-8 in a super-tiebreaker at #4 singles and dropping a 9-8 decision at #2 double along with Casey Simchik '10.

Wesleyan faces Hamilton in another NESCAC match Sat., April 18 in Middletown.