Women's Tennis: Casper Wins ITA Singles Tournament; Hruska And Kim Take Home Doubles Title

Women's Tennis: Casper Wins ITA Singles Tournament; Hruska And Kim Take Home Doubles Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team swept the women's portion of the ITA Fall Regional Tournament as sophomore Caroline Casper won the Singles Tournament and the doubles team of sophomore Joy Kim and junior Grace Hruska won the Doubles Tournament.

By winning the Fall ITA Tournament Casper, Kim and Hruska all earned All-American honors for the 2016 season.

Casper entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and went through the singles' bracket while only going to a third set in one of her matches. Casper faced off against the No. 7 seed Catherine Allen from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the finals where Casper defeated Allen 6-4, 6-4 to take home the Singles' Championship in straight sets.

Hruska and Kim fought their way through the doubles bracket as the No. 2 seed in the tournament and faced off against fellow Sagehens Casper and Arianna Chen in the finals.

The all-Sagehen doubles final ended with Hruska and Kim coming out with the win 6-4, 6-4 and earned All-American status as a doubles team.

"I could not be prouder of this team's results this weekend. For a young team with four of last year's starters abroad, winning every main and consolation draws is a huge accomplishment," said Interim Head Coach Drew Cohn. "The level of competition faced and our drive will only make us stronger going into the spring season. Caroline Casper's determination and passion throughout the singles tournament is what Sagehen tennis is all about. Inspiring tennis having an All-Sagehen Doubles Final. Grace Hruska and Joy Kim played a tremendous match and I am so happy for all of them. To have three All-Americans already at the conclusion of the fall season is an amazing result for this program and a great representation of Pomona-Pitzer Athletics." 

The Sagehens will break until their spring season begins on February 4th as Pomona-Pitzer opens up at home against Occidental.