MALIBU, CA. – The No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis Team swept their competition at the Malibu Invite hosted by Pepperdine University, playing against top competition at one of the finest locations in the west coast. The Sagehens defeated No. 18 Sewanee University 7-2 in their first match and later outclassed Babson 8-1. The first year players Maria Lyven and Margherita Andreassi had standout performances, winning all the singles and doubles matches they have appeared in.
Pomona-Pitzer 7, Sewanee 2
The Sagehens dominated in the doubles round as Jay Kim and Caroline Casper combined for an 8-2 victory in No. 3 doubles over Sara Thompson and Lilly Stephens. Arianna Chen and Lucy Jiang followed with an 8-6 victory in no. 2 doubles over Maura McCram and Mary Jane McCaghren. Andreassi and Lyven completed the sweep with an 8-5 win in no. 1 over Ellie Czura and Catherine Owen.
Chen dominated her no. 3 singles matchup over Haley Tucket 6-2 and 6-0 while Andreassi took care of Thompson in no. 4 with 6-3 and 6-0 sets to clinch the match. Rebecca Salaway followed with 6-2 and 6-1 wins in no. 6 over McCram and Lyven cruised to a 6-3 and 6-2 victory in no. 2 over Czura. However, Jiang fell in three sets to McCaghren 3-6, 6-2, 9-11, while Casper lost her no. 1 match with Owen in three sets as well (7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 4-10).
Pomona-Pitzer 8, Babson 1
Pomona-Pitzer outmatched Babson in the second match of the Malibu Invite. Melisha Dogra and Jiang combined for an 8-3 win in no. 3 doubles over Marissa Madison and Alexandra Blizard. Kim and Casper followed with a dominating 8-1 win in no. 2 doubles over Mary Kille and Emily Roeper, while Andreassi and Lyven battled to an 8-5 win over Alexa Tutecky and Nastasia Tamarkin in no. 1.
Alexandra Ferry took down Blizard in no. 6 singles 6-0 and 6-2 while Dogra clinched the match with a 6-1 and 6-0 victory over Killie. Casper fell in her no. 1 singles match against Tutecky with a pair of 3-6 sets, but Jacinta Chen defeated Roeper in no. 4 singles with a pair of 6-1 sets. Arianna Chen won her no. 2 singles match with Tamarkin 6-4 and 6-2 and Salaway wrapped up the evening with a pair of 6-2 sets over Madison.
Up Next: The Sagehens will host No. 5 Williams College on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m.