Sagehens Hold Off No. 15 Generals 6-3

Sagehens Hold Off No. 15 Generals 6-3

CLAREMONT, CA. – It was a long night for the No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis program as they grinded through a tough battle with No. 15 Washington and Lee, but the Sagehens ultimately earned the victory 6-3. The Sagehens opened up with two wins in doubles followed by four victories in singles.

Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to an 11-6 record overall following the victory.

Maryann Zhao and Arianna Chen came out with an 8-3 victory over Michelle Fleenor and Ashton Jenne in no. 1 doubles to set the tone. Emily Chen and Caroline Casper followed with an 8-4 win over Valerie Marshall and Lily Horsley in no. 2, but Shivani Doraiswami and Jay Kim fell 8-4 to Anna Kreynin and Claudia Kesala in no. 3.

Over in singles, the Generals provided some suspense as Emily Kochard took down Emily Chen 6-4 and 6-0 in no. 4 singles to tie the match. Arianna Chen took back the lead with a convincing 6-1 and 6-2 win over Mary Hampton McNeal in no. 5. However, the Generals tied the match against after Fleenor won against Casper 6-3 and 6-4 in no. 1. Alexandra Ferry came out of a tight first set against Lauren Hassell with a 7-6 (5) win and shut her out 6-0 in the second set to give the Hens a 4-3 lead. Zhao clinched the match after a three-set win, losing the first set to Marshall 3-6, but coming back 6-1 and 6-2. In no. 6 singles Doraiswami came out victorious in a three-set thriller against Horsley in no. 3 singles. After dropping the first set 4-6, Doraiswami came back with a pair of 6-2 sets.

Up Next: The Sagehens will travel to Whittier to take on the Poets on Friday, April 20 at 3 p.m.