TEMPE, AZ. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team earned two regional awards by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as senior Caroline Casper earned ITA West Senior Player of the Year and first-year Maria Lyven earned ITA West Rookie of the Year as announced by the ITA.
Casper and Lyven both earned related conference honors as Casper took home SCIAC Player of the Year honors while Lyven earned SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. Casper finished the regular season as the No. 5 ranked singles player according to ITA with a 20-9 record overall, with an 11-2 mark during SCIAC competition. In doubles competition, Casper has collected a combined 17-7 mark, with a 9-4 record against league foes. She is also a finalist for the Ann Lebedeff Award endowed by Billie Jean King.
Lyven made an immediate impact this season for the Sagehens with a 15-5 overall singles ledger that was highlighted by a 7-2 record against SCIAC opposition. Lyven also tallied a 17-7 doubles record with four different partners this season and went 9-4 inside the SCIAC.
The Sagehens finished their SCIAC season second overall in the standings and runner-ups in the SCIAC Tournament. Pomona-Pitzer also earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament where they fell in the Regional Final to CMS.