Simmons Tennis competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships on Friday and Saturday. Junior captain Maile Macleod (Carlsbad, Calif.), freshman Sabrina Salmela (Beverly, Mass.), sophomore Maggie Taylor (Yarmouth, Maine) and sophomore Liza Pope (West Newbury, Mass.) all represented the Sharks in the 2009 tournament, held at MIT.
Macleod earned the first ever win for Simmons at the ITA in the main draw after defeating Audrey Jacobsen of Colby College, 6-4, 6-0. Macleod then fell to Marie Watanabe of Wellesley in the second round, 6-0, 6-0.
Salmela lost to #2 seed Grace Baljon of defending champion Williams College in the main draw. She then defeated Elizabeth Anderson of 21st ranked Vassar College in the first round of the consolation draw.
On Saturday, Salmela faced Faith Broderick of Brandeis in the consolation round of sixteen. Salmela was unable to top Broderick, 6-1, 6-0, ending the Sharks' advance in the tournament.
Tennis will play again on Sunday, September 20 at 11:00am when they host Saint Joseph College of Connecticut.