|Mina Karamercan joined teammate Maggie Dorr in advancing to the doubles quarterfinals before losing|
WILLIAMSTOWN – Freshman Caroline Garrido of the Tufts women's tennis team is a singles semi-finalist at the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Championships after winning a pair of matches at Williams College Saturday.
The Tufts rookie had a pair of impressive victories on Saturday to advance to the final four. She eliminated Wesleyan's Kristina Yu 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the round of 16. Yu had won the singles crown at the Tufts Invitational two weeks ago. Garrido then added a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Wheaton College's Ines de Bracamonte in the quarterfinals.
On Sunday, Garrido will play Amherst College's Jackie Bukzin in the semis. Bukzin was the runner-up at the Tufts tournament.
The Jumbo doubles team of senior co-captain Mina Karamercan with freshman Maggie Dorr won in the round of 16 on Saturday. They defeated Emily Roeper and Carolina Merz from Babson 8-4. The Tufts twosome fell versus Leah Bush and Chloe Henderson of host Williams 8-6 in the quarterfinals.
Tufts sophomore Patricia Obeid, who won a pair of matches on Friday, lost in the round of 16 on Saturday. Tufts' doubles tandem of sophomore Kiara Rose with freshman Nicole Frankel, who had won their opening match on Friday, fell in the round of 16 on Saturday.