Northampton, MA — For the week ending 2/8/2015, Colby’s Caroline Pelham and Haverford’s Zach Cole have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].
A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players.
Caroline Pelham (Colby College): In the opening round of the NESCAC Championships, Colby and Wesleyan squared off. The two teams were separated by a single position in both the NESCAC seedings and the WCSA team rankings. At the match at the #9 position, Colby sophomore Caroline Pelham faced Wesleyan first-year Tatum Leclair. The two played a back-and-forth match, which Pelham won in four games (11-4, 11-13, 11-8, and 12-10). This victory helped Colby advance in the main draw with a 5-4 team victory.
Zach Cole (Haverford College): Haverford, the 43rd-ranked team in the country, met 38th-ranked Boston College on Saturday. The teams played a very close match. At the #6 position, Haverford freshman Zach Cole face Boston College junior Robert Bohn. Tied at 2-2 going into the fifth game, Cole won in tiebreakers, 14-12, to capture the individual match (9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, and 14-12) and give Haverford a crucial point in their 5-4 victory. Haverford finished the season 10-7, their most wins since the 2006 – 2007 season.