CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Bates sophomore Bella Stone and senior Elizabeth Erbafina won their first-round doubles match Friday at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships at MIT, highlighting the first day of action of the academic year for the Bates women's tennis team.
Erbafina (Sudbury, Mass.) and Stone (Concord, Mass.), Bates' No. 1 doubles team last year, downed Tufts duo Julia Keller and Katherine Wiley by an 8-4 score. They advanced to the Round of 16, where they faced Wesleyan's second-seeded team of Eudice Chong and Victoria Yu, who defeated the Bates team 8-2 to move into the quarterfinals.
Both Bobcats competed in the ITA singles tournament as well and fell to seeded players in the first round. Erbafina lost 6-2, 6-3 to Hannah Atkinson of Williams, while Stone lost 6-2, 6-0 to Mia Gancayco of Williams.
Bates' abbreviated fall schedule continues Oct. 14 at 10am at the Bowdoin Invitational.
July 27, 2017 Erbafina, Stone named ITA All-Academic
April 21, 2017 Women's tennis defeats Wheaton Lyons 8-1
April 9, 2017 Women's tennis wins 7-2 at Trinity
April 2, 2017 Women's tennis falls 9-0 on the road at No. 4 Bowdoin
March 12, 2017 Women's tennis wins 8-1 at Hamilton
March 11, 2017 Women's tennis drops NESCAC opener at No. 3 Middlebury
February 24, 2017 Women's tennis drops close 5-4 match to Caltech
February 23, 2017 Women's tennis falls 9-0 at No. 6 Pomona-Pitzer
February 19, 2017 Women's tennis opens season with 5-3 win at Westmont
October 15, 2016 Women's tennis wins five matches at Bowdoin Invitational
September 23, 2016 Erbafina, Stone win first-round doubles match at ITA Championships