LEICESTER, MASS. –#3 Bay Path ended #2 Becker's season on Wednesday evening in a 5-4 loss at home to conference foe the Hawks at the Leicester Tennis Courts. The Wildcats and the Hawks have both shared the last four New England Collegiate Conference Championships with this being the first season the title is won during Tournament Play. The Hawks end their season with a 10-7 record. The Wildcats move on to the finals with a 12-5 mark facing the #1 seed Regis College.
The Regis Pride defeated the #4 Newbury College Nighthawks 6-3 on Wednesday night in the New England Collegiate Conference Women's Tennis Semifinals. The Pride (12-1) advances to their first ever NECC Championship match on Saturday afternoon. Newbury wraps up the year at 6-10 overall.
Sophomore Nicole Connolly (Scarborough, Maine) finished her outstanding season with a 6-1, 6-0 win at number one singles, after teaming with freshman Kathleen Razzaboni (Hooksett, N.H.) for an 8-2 victory at number one doubles. Razzaboni won a marathon match at number two singles, 7-6, 6-8, 6-2.
Junior Shauna Buckley (Danvers, Mass.) had a 6-1, 6-0 win at number six singles.
Bay Path countered, however, with outstanding play at number two and three doubles. Junior Teanna Montoya (Edgartown, Mass.) and sophomore Abigail Janneke (Waterbury, Conn.) won 8-4 at number two doubles, while freshmen Brittany Walsh(North Smithfield, R.I.) and Taylor Wood (Castleton, N.Y.) had a fight to the finish in an 8-8 (10-9) win for the Wildcats.
Walsh followed up with a 6-2, 6-0 win at number three singles with Montoya won 6-1, 6-1 at number four. In the deciding match of the day, Wood faced Becker freshman Kerry Saltvick (Bakersfield Calif.) at number five singles. Both first year players gave it their all, with Wood ultimately prevailing 7-5, 6-3 as Bay Path moved on.
Becker shared the 2010-11 championship with Bay Path, who won the tournament in its inaugural season in 2008. The two programs have combined to win the conference championship every year of its existence.
Bay Path travels to Regis on Saturday to face the Pride at a 1:00 p.m. start in Weston, Mass.
October 27, 2012 Bay Path Defeated by Mariners in Pink Out Match
October 23, 2012 Watson, Walsh and Wood Named All NECC Women's Tennis
October 20, 2012 Wildcats Claw Eagles in NECC Action 7-0
October 20, 2012 Bay Path Finishes Second in 2012 NECC Women's Tennis Championships
October 16, 2012 Bay Path Suffers 1-0 Loss to Wheelock
October 13, 2012 Wildcats Fall to Blazers 3-0
October 13, 2012 Wildcats Suffer 6-3 Loss to Nighthawks in Final Regular Season Match
October 10, 2012 Cats Knot with Dogs 2-2 in Women’s Soccer Actions
October 10, 2012 Bay Path Shuts Down Lesley 9-0
October 9, 2012 Wildcats Land Nighthawks 6-3
October 6, 2012 Wildcats Fall 5-1 to Hawks
October 5, 2012 Wildcats Split With Hawks, Falling 5-4
October 3, 2012 Lynx Claw Wildcats 8-0
October 3, 2012 Bay Path Sails Past Mariners 9-0 in NECC Action
October 2, 2012 Watson Two-Time NECC Player of the Week
September 29, 2012 The Pride Conquer the Wildcats in NECC Action 5-0
September 26, 2012 Wildcats Take Lynx 8-1 in Conference Action
September 25, 2012 Lyons Roar Past Wildcats
September 24, 2012 Toler Named NECC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
September 23, 2012 Bay Path Defeats Mount Ida 8-1
September 22, 2012 Wildcats Claw Nighthawks 4-2 In NECC Opener
September 22, 2012 Bay Path Falls to NECC Rival Regis 5-4 in Tight Match
September 19, 2012 Wildcats Nudge Hawks 5-4 in NECC Action
September 17, 2012 Wildcats Shut Down AMCATS 4-0
September 17, 2012 Morin Named NECC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
September 16, 2012 Bay Path Sweeps Albertus Magnus 9-0
September 15, 2012 Mustangs Gallop Past Wildcats 7-1
September 15, 2012 Bay Path Women’s Tennis Shuts Out Mitchell
September 10, 2012 Blue Jays Fly Past Wildcats
September 10, 2012 Watson and Walsh Named NECC Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of Week
September 9, 2012 Wildcats Hike Past Trailblazers 8-1
September 7, 2012 Bay Path Shuts Down Anna Maria 9-0
September 5, 2012 Wildcats Fall to Falcons
September 5, 2012 Wildcats Land BlueJays 5-4 in Women’s Tennis
September 2, 2012 Gators Defeat Wildcats 6-3
September 1, 2012 Wildcats Tie for 3rd at SUNY Canton Women’s Soccer Tourney
August 29, 2012 NECC Women's Soccer Pre-Season Poll
August 29, 2012 Bay Path and Becker Top NECC Tennis Polls