The Weekday Roundup: Week 8

by Chris Shim and Evan Morgan | 11/3/17 12:55am

Women's tennis

 The doubles duo of Julia Schroeder ’18 and Abigail Chiu ’21 fell in the first round of doubles competition on Wednesday at the 2017 Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships. The University of Kentucky team of Mami Adachi and Akvile Parazinskaite, ranked No. 13 in the ITA preseason rankings, defeated the Big Green 6-3, 6-0.

The championship is being held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, from Nov. 1 to 5. Schroeder and Chiu qualified for the tournament after winning the ITA Northeast Regional over Kristina Mathis ’18 and Racquel Lyn ’20.

Schroeder and Chiu played Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham from the University of North Carolina in the first round of the consolation matches on Thursday, winning by default.

The Big Green return to action this weekend, hosting the Big Green Invitational at the Boss Tennis Center.

Equestrian

The equestrian team took home its third straight win this season in Sunday’s show at Colby-Sawyer College and took a 20-point lead in the regional standings.

Olivia Champ ’19 led the team, finishing first in open fences and third in open flat before winning a ride-off to take the title of reserve high-point rider. Meghan Poth ’20 took home a blue ribbon in novice flat, a performance that qualified her for the regional show and vaulted her into intermediate flat. To seal the win for the Big Green, Sophia Kocher ’21 won her fourth-consecutive walk-trot-canter event, and Alex Chen ’20 finished second in walk-trot.

The Big Green will take up the reins at Morton Farm this weekend for the second time this season.