By Michael T. Bello
Published Aug 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jul 31, 2016 at 7:52 PM ET

Amherst, MA — On the weekend of January 15th – 17th, the 2016 Pioneer Valley Invitational was hosted by Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College.

On the second day of the three-day event, George Washington University faced Bates College. The match was played at Amherst College.

In the match at the #1 position, Anna Porras (George Washington) played Kristyna Alexova (Bates). Porras captured the match in three games (11-6, 11-5, and 12-10). The Colonials defeated the Bates team, 7-2. They also beat Mount Holyoke to go undefeated at the PVI.

George Washington concluded the season ranked 13th in the nation. Bates won the Walker Cup to finish the season ranked 17th.