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Claremont-M-S Athletics | May 20, 2014

DIII WTEN: Williams eases past Bowdoin into semis

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- In the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, Williams soundly defeated Bowdoin 5-0 on May 19 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. Bowdoin finishes their season with an overall record of 16-7 while Williams improves their record to 22-2 on the season and advances to the semifinals to play Amherst on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. ET at Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

Williams started out strong as it scored the first three points of the match in doubles. Kara Shoemaker and Rebecca Curran of Williams defeated Joulia Likhanskaia and Emma Lewis of Bowdoin 8-3 in No.1 doubles to score the first point of the match. Williams scored the second point of the match as Linda Shin and Hannah Atkinson defeated Pilar Giffenig and Tiffany Cheng of Bowdoin 8-4 in No. 3 doubles. Williams completed the doubles portion of the match by getting their third consecutive point as Kathleen Elkins and Maria Pylypiv defeated Kate Wininingham and Samantha Stalder of Bowdoin in No. 2 doubles 8-6.

Williams wasted no time as Maria Pylypiv defeated Samantha Stalder of Bowdoin in No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-3. Kathleen Elkins scored the fifth and final point for Williams as she defeated Kate Wininingham of Bowdoin 6-1, 6-2 in No. 3 singles to complete the 5-0 sweep for Williams.