Women's tennis fights back to beat Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 6, 2011

LEWISTON, Maine --- The Colby College women's tennis team battled behind all night and won the final four matches of the night to pull out a big 5-4 win over rival Bates College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Wednesday.

The Mules moved to 1-2 in the conference and 3-9 overall (3-5 this spring) heading into Saturday's 10 a.m. match at Wesleyan University (0-3 NESCAC). Bates fell to 4-8 overall and 0-2 in the league.

Colby was down 2-1 after the three doubles matches and were trailing 4-1 at one point.

"Katie Brezinski got things rolling with a win at three and then Tess Perese was down 4-1 in the first set and at two came back to win the match," Colby head coach Doanh Wang said. "Kathryn Vergeyle won at five and Sally Holmes at six broke the 4-4 to give us the victory. We were down the entire match and found a way to out-compete our opponents."

Brezinski and Holmes won the lone doubles match with a tough 9-8 (6) victory at the third spot. Perese came back to win a tie-breaker in the first set and then won 6-2 in the second set. Brezinski, Vergeyle, and Holmes also won straight set matches.

Colby 5, Bates 4


1: Russell/Brunk, B, d. Muto/Perese, 8-5

2: Blauth/Doerer, B, d. Vergeyle/Wiener, 8-3

3: Brezinski/Holmes, C, d. Burke/Holmes, 9-8 (6)


1: Holmes, B, d. Muto, 6-0, 6-2

2: Perese, C, d. Brunk, 7-6 (1), 6-2

3: Brezinski, C, d. Blauth, 6-3, 6-3

4: Russell, B, d. Wiener, 6-1, 6-3

5: Vergeyle, C, d. Doerer, 6-0, 6-3

6: Holmes, C, d. Burke, 6-4, 6-0

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