Women's Tennis: Sagehens Take Third At ITA Indoor National Championships

Women's Tennis: Sagehens Take Third At ITA Indoor National Championships

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis team took third place at the ITA Indoor National Championship with a 5-4 win over Chicago on Sunday morning at The Ensworth School.

Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 4-2 on the year.

Pomona-Pitzer got started taking two of the three doubles matches to begin the day with wins coming at No. 1 and No. 3.

Maria Lyven and Margherita Andreassi started out with a win at No. 1 doubles with an 8-5 win followed by the second win of doubles play at the No. 3 spot with Caroline Casper and Jay Kim getting an 8-6 win to take a 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.

Chicago started singles out with a win at No. 5 as Rebecca Salaway fell by the scores of 6-2, 6-1. Chicago and Pomona-Pitzer traded points as the Sagehens won at No. 2 singles with Lyven earning a 6-4, 6-4 win, but Andreassi fell at No. 4 singles by the scores of 6-3, 6-3 to even the score at 3-3.

The seniors ended the day for the Sagehens during singles play. Casper put the Sagehens ahead at No. 1 singles as she went on to win both of her sets 7-5 to give the Sagehens a 4-3 lead.

Lucy Jiang fell in a hard-fought three set match as she won the first set 7-5 but fell in sets two and three by the scores of 4-6, 3-6 to even the match at 4-4.

Arianna Chen found herself in a three-set battle at No. 3 singles. Chen fell in set one by the score of 7-5 but came back to win sets two and three by the score of 6-4 as the Sagehens earned third place at the ITA Indoor National Championship.

"It was a great sign of fight and staying present when it counted," said Head Coach Mike Morgan.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to Malibu to take on Sewanee on Sunday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m.