Women's Tennis: No. 5 Sagehens Fall To No. 2 CMS 6-3

Women's Tennis: No. 5 Sagehens Fall To No. 2 CMS 6-3

CLAREMONT, CA. – The No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6-3 on Thursday night at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens end the regular season with a 13-6 overall record while going 6-1 in conference play. The Sagehens finish with the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament as CMS clinched the No. 1 overall seed with the win.

Pomona-Pitzer fell behind in doubles play as they only took one of the three doubles matches against the Athenas. The Sagehens earned a win at No. 3 doubles as the team of Grace Hruska and Joy Kim defeated the pair of Kyla Scott and Madison Shea 8-3.

CMS came back with wins at the No. 2 and No. 1 spots as Caroline Casper and Arianna Chen fell at No. 2 8-4 and Maryann Zhao and Emily Chen lost at No. 1 with a close match at 8-6.

Pomona-Pitzer took two of the six singles matches against the Athenas as Emily Chen earned the first win of the night in singles as she went on to win her match at the No. 6 singles line, 6-3, 6-2.

CMS went on to clinch the match as they went on to win the next three singles matches as Zhao fell at the No. 2 spot to Nicole Tan 6-4,  6-0, Arianna Chen fell at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-3 and Kim lost her match at No. 5 singles 6-3,  6-2.

The Sagehens got their only other win of singles play as Casper won at the No. 1 singles match against Scott as she took the first set 6-4 and lost the second set 6-3 but came back to win in the third set tie-breaker 10-5.

The match came to a close after Mae Coyiuto fell to Jessica Cruz at the No. 4 singles match. Cruz jumped ahead as she won the first set 6-4 but Coyiuto came back to win the second set 6-0 to force a third set tie-breaker but Cruz came out on top 10-6.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next compete as individuals in the Ojai Tournament on Wednesday, April 26th before entering the SCIAC Tournament on May 6th.