Dougherty, Hernandez win flight at NEWITT tennis tourney

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Katherine Dougherty and Lindsey Hernandez combined to win the 'D' Flight at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) on Saturday.

The Colby women have two teams playing for 'B' and 'C'' Flight titles on Sunday. Colby's 'A" Flight doubles team won the consolation championship.
 
Dougherty and Hernandez, an all first-year team, were the top seeded squad. The pair won 3-0 over a team from Trinity in the final. Dougherty cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 singles win and Hernadez also won easily at 6-0, 6-1. The Colby women then posted an 8-1 victory in doubles.
 
In a semifinal match against a Gordon team, Dougherty and Hernandez won 8-2 in doubles. The two also won singles matches by 6-2, 6-0 (Dougherty) and 6-1, 6-1 (Hernandez). 
 
Dougherty did not lose a game in a singles win over a player from Babson in the opening round. Hernandez allowed just three games in a 6-1, 6-2 victory. The Colby duo won 6-1 in the doubles match.
 
In 'A' Flight play, the first-year Colby team of Carly Levitz and Olivia Scordo fell 2-1 to second-seeded MIT in the opening round. Levitz did take a 3-6, 6-4, (10-7) win in singles play. 
 
The Mules went to consolation round play and beat Babson 3-0 in the final. Scordo battled for an 8-7 (7) win in singles play, Levitz won 8-3, and the two combined for an 8-2 win in doubles.
 
Levitz and Scordo also matches against an Amherst fifth team and an MIT fourth squad in 3-0 victories.
 
Gabriela Venditti and Callie Nesbitt are in the 'B' draw championship at 9 a.m. Sunday against a squad from Mount Holyoke. The Colby pair are the top seeds and earned a 3-0 win against Wheaton in the opening round with 6-2, 6-1 (Venditti) and 6-1, 6-0 (Nesbitt) singles victories. 
 
In a semifinal match, Nichols top team won the doubles match. However, Venditti won 8-5 in singles and Nesbitt came up big with a 3-6, 6-3, (10-2) victory.
 
Lydia Venditti and Jessica Tsai earned the top seed in the 'C' Flight and coasted to 3-0 wins over Western New England's one team, Trinity, and Gordon to reach Sunday's 9 a.m. final.
 
The toughest match for Venditti and Tsai was an 8-7 (4) win over Trinity's doubles squad. The two women easily won six singles matches, dropping just a combined eight games.