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No. 9 Women's Tennis Defeats No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer on the Road, 6-3

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 9 Wesleyan University women's tennis team defeated No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer on the road Thursday, 6-3. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 2-0 to start the 2018 spring season while the Sagehens drop to 5-2 overall.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan took a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles action.
  • The top-ranked doubles duo of Eudice Chong '18 and Victoria Yu '19 cruised to an 8-2 win in the No. 1 spot against the fourth-ranked tandem of Maryann Zhao and Emily Chen.
  • The freshmen duo of Polina Kiseleva and Alissa Nakamoto earned an 8-2 win in the No. 2 position and the senior doubles team of Nicole McCann and Helen Klass-Warch claimed a decisive 8-3 win in the No. 3 spot.
  • In singles action, Chong won decisively at the top of the lineup with wins of 6-4, 6-1 over Caroline Casper.
  • Kiseleva also picked up a thrilling three-set win in No. 4 singles to seal the victory. After a 6-0 first set win, she dropped the second (6-2) before another decisive win in the third, 6-1.
  • Wesleyan earned its sixth point after Emily Chen retired in No. 5 singles to give Nakamoto the win.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to action Friday, March 16 and will play No. 23 Southwestern (Tex.) on the campus of Pomona-Pitzer at 5 p.m. ET.