PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Dartmouth women’s tennis concluded play at the ITA Northeast Regional on Sunday with both of its doubles teams making it to the final and playing each other for the title.
In the singles quarterfinal, senior Kristina Mathis took the first set against Syracuse’s Miranda Ramirez, 6-2, but dropped the remaining two by the same score.
Both doubles teams faced Ivy League opponents in the semifinal and both had to go to super breakers to win. Taking on Adi Milstein and Christie Wan of Columbia, senior Julia Schroeder and freshman Abigail Chiu dropped their first set, 6-2, before taking the second, 6-4, and winning the super breaker, 10-4, to make it to the final.
Senior Kristina Mathis and sophomore Racquel Lyn also dropped their first set, 6-2, to Harvard’s Annika Ringblom and Anna Li, but rebounded to win the next, 6-1, and the super breaker, 10-6, to advance.
In a rather unique situation that saw Dartmouth play Dartmouth, the match could have gone either way. Mathis and Lyn took the first set, 6-3, but Schroeder and Chiu came back and took the second by the same score. In an incredibly close third-set super breaker that saw plenty of ties, Schroeder and Chiu won, 11-9, to take the title.
Schroeder and Chiu will represent the Northeast region at the ITA National Fall Championship, sponsored by Oracle, in Indian Wells, California, on Nov. 1.
Ramirez (Syracuse) def. Mathis (Dartmouth), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Schroeder/Chiu (Dartmouth) def. Milstein/Wan (Columbia), 3-6, 6-4, 10-4
Mathis/Lyn (Dartmouth) Ringblom/Li (Harvard), 2-6, 6-1, 10-6
Schroeder/Chiu (Dartmouth) def. Mathis/Lyn (Dartmouth), 3-6, 6-3, 11-9