2017 Women’s National Team Championships: Day 2 Morning Report

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Princeton, NJ — C and E Division play opened the second day of the Women’s National Team Championships.

A Division (Howe Cup): The Howe Cup semifinals are scheduled for 2:30 pm this afternoon.

B Division (Kurtz Cup): The Kurtz Cup semifinals are scheduled for 5:00 pm this afternoon.

C Division (Walker Cup): The Walked Cup semifinals pitted Franklin & Marshall versus Tufts and Amherst versus William Smith. F&M and Tufts hadn’t played during the regular season, but F&M came into the tournament as the number one seed in the C Division. The Jumbos were not able to pull off an upset, and the Diplomats advanced to the finals with a 9-0 win. William Smith had earned a spot in the semifinals with a 5-4 upset over Bowdoin. They would need another upset to move to the finals; Amherst, the number two seed in the division, had blanked the Herons when the two teams played in January. William Smith’s run ended in the semifinals, as Amherst advanced with an 8-1 win. In the consolation semifinals, Wesleyan defeated Dickinson 6-3.

F&M and Amherst will play for the Walker Cup at 10:30 am tomorrow at Princeton.

D Division (Epps Cup): The Epps Cup semifinals are scheduled for 2:15 pm this afternoon. In the consolation semifinals, W

E Division: In the late evening match yesterday, Smith defeated Fordham, 9-0. Smith and Fordham were due back on the courts early this morning, but their matches against Georgetown and Rochester have been pushed back later. In the other round robin pool, Wash U played Colgate and won 7-2. Wash U is done with round robin play, but the other teams will all be back in action later in the day.