Anderson wins at singles and doubles for women's tennis at Trinity

Meg Anderson '12 powered her way to wins at first doubles and at second singles for the Bobcats at Trinity. (File photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Bates sophomore Meg Anderson won in both of her matches to lead the Bates women's tennis team in a 7-2 NESCAC defeat at Trinity College on Thursday.

Anderson (Cohasset, Mass.) teamed up with sophomore Jacqui Holmes (Harvard, Mass.) for a tough 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles over the Bantams' top tandem of Hillary Hoyt and Jillian Steckloff. Anderson kept it going by grinding out a 7-5, 6-4 defeat of Arielle Leben at second singles. Sophomore Nicole Russell (Boca Raton, Fla.) lost in a second-set tiebreaker at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9).

Trinity, ranked 13th in the Northeast by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, rose to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in NESCAc play.

Bates (4-12, 0-5 NESCAC) plays at conference foe Connecticut College on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Trinity 7, Bates 2

April 21, 2011 at Trinity


1. Meg Anderson/Jacqui Holmes (Bates) d. Hillary Hoyt/Jillian Steckloff (Trinity), 9-7

2. Frances Cameron/Kelsey Semrod (Trinity) d. Ashley Brunk/Nicole Russell (Bates), 8-3

3. Regan Cherna/Elizabeth Gerber (Trinity) d. Erika Blauth/Kristin Doerer (Bates), 8-4


1. Hoyt (Trinity) d. Holmes (Bates), 6-4, 6-0

2. Anderson (Bates) d. Arielle Leben (Trinity), 7-5, 6-4

3. Cherna (Trinity) d. Brunk (Bates), 6-0, 6-3

4. Steckloff (Trinity) d.  Blauth (Bates), 6-2, 6-1

5. Semrod (Trinity) d. Russell (Bates), 6-2, 7-6 (11-9)

6. Cameron (Trinity) d. Doerer (Bates), 6-2, 6-4