CLAREMONT, CA. – The No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team defeated No. 8 Tufts 7-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Pauley Tennis Complex.
Season Impact: with the win, the Sagehens improve to 8-2 overall.
Pomona-Pitzer came out and swept the doubles competition against the Jumbos. The Sagehens had close wins at all three doubles matches as first-years Maria Lyven and Margherita Andreassi earned at win at No. 1 doubles 8-6.
The Sagehens went on to win four of the six singles matches as well. Caroline Casper earned a win at No. 1 in three sets as she fell behind in set one 6-3 but came back with 6-1 wins in set two and three to take the win. Lyven doubled up her wins on the day with a win in straight –sets at No. 2 singles by the score of 7-6, 6-0 and Arianna Chen defeated her opponent at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-1. The Sagehens fell at the No. 4 and No. 5 matches but also earned a win at No, 6 as Rebecca Salaway came away with a 6-0, 6-2 win.
"It was a great spring break week for the team on every level," Said Head Coach Mike Morgan. "The Tufts match, while maybe not our absolute best tennis was a clear sign of the work this team has put in, their ability to fight through adversity within a match, and the direction they are wanting to go as teammates. We are looking forward to the next few weeks to see what we can do."
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host Middlebury on Wednesday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m.