Women's Tennis: No. 4 Sagehens Defeat No. 12 Tufts 7-2

Women's Tennis: No. 4 Sagehens Defeat No. 12 Tufts 7-2

CLAREMONT, CA. – The No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team defeated non-conference opponent No. 12 Tufts 7-2 on Friday afternoon at the Pauley Tennis Complex.

Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens keep their solid play going as they have now won three out of their last four matches against top-ranked opponents and move to 9-3 overall. 

The Sagehens came out and dominated doubles competition to start out with a 3-0 advantage over the Jumbos.

Emily Chen and Maryann Zhao first took a win in the No. 1 doubles line 8-3 and then Caroline Casper and Arianna Chen took a win at line No. 2 as they defeated their opponents 8-6.

The Sagehens capped off their sweep of doubles as Grace Hruska and Joy Kim battled in the No. 3 spot as they came out with a 9-7 victory.

After sweeping the doubles matches, the Sagehens started out hot in the singles matches as Casper earned a win at the No. 1 spot by the score of 6-1, 6-1.

Tufts got their first point of the day as they won at the No. 3 singles line as Mae Coyiuto fell to her opponent by the scores of 6-1, 6-2.

Pomona-Pitzer went on to clinch the match at 5-1 against Tufts as Arianna Chen took care of her match in the No. 4 singles match, 6-2, 6-3.

The Sagehens went on to win two more singles matches after the clinch as Kim also went on to win her match in the No. 5 singles spot, 6-2, 6-4 and Zhao defeated her opponent in a hard fought match at No. 2 as she won the first set 6-2 and lost the second set 4-6 but came back to win the third set 12-10 to end a well-played match by the Sagehens.

Up Next: The Sagehens will continue their stretch of ranked opponents as they next host non-conference No. 20 MIT on Tuesday, March 28th at 4:00 p.m.