CLAREMONT, CA. – Senior Caroline Casper and first-year Maria Lyven highlight the SCIAC Women's Tennis postseason awards with SCIAC Athlete of the Year and SCIAC Newcomer of the Year honors as announced by the league office.
The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team had four total athletes honored with All-SCIAC as Casper, Lyven and senior Arianna Chen earned First Team All-SCIAC and junior Rebecca Salaway earned Second Team All-SCIAC.
Casper, now a four-time First Team All-SCIAC member, was also tabbed the SCIAC Athlete of the Year in 2017, and the Newcomer of the Year in 2016. Casper tallied a 20-8 overall record in singles play this season, with an 11-1 mark against SCIAC competition. In doubles competition, Casper has collected a combined 16-5 mark, with an 8-2 record against league foes. Joined primarily by Jay Kim, Casper has logged a 9-3 overall record and is 2-1 in conference action with Kim.
Lyven amassed a 14-5 overall singles ledger that was highlighted by a 6-2 record against SCIAC opposition. Lyven had a stellar debut campaign as she helped Pomona-Pitzer to the second seed in the upcoming SCIAC Postseason Tournament. In doubles play, Lyven tallied a 9-4 record with Marghi Andreassi that included a 3-1 mark against the SCIAC.
Chen also earned First Team All-SCIAC while she competed in both singles and doubles competitions for the Sagehens this season. Chen tallied a 13-9 record in singles play this season and tallied an overall 14-8 record in doubles play with multiple different partners.
Salaway earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors this season while posting a 13-4 singles record and went 5-1 in SCIAC matches and posted a 9-1 home record.
The Sagehens earned the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and host the No. 3 seed Caltech Beavers on Friday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.