Pomona-Pitzer tops UC Santa Cruz
Sagehens win every set to improve to 3-0 on the year
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer did not lose a set as it captured a 9-0 win against UC Santa Cruz on Friday at Pauley Courts.
With the win, the Sagehens improve to 3-0 to start the season, including an 8-1 win against Cal Lutheran and a narrow 5-4 win against Vassar.
The team of seniors Nicole Holsted and Emily Kawahara had the most dominant of the Sagehens' three wins in doubles, winning 8-2. Holsted then defeated Sarah Malone 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, while Kawahara captured a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5, defeating Sophie Lundeberg.
Junior Jamie Solomon and sophomore Sammy Chao both had to work for their wins at the top two singles spots. Solomon edged Alex Scotten in the first set 7-5, and then picked up a narrow 6-4 win in the second set. Chao edged Laura Wade 7-5 in the first set as well, before a more convincing 6-2 win in the second set.
Sophomore Arthi Padmanabhan had another strong outing at No. 3 singles, earning a 6-1, 6-2 win against Courtney Lymburner. Junior Jessica Hsu slid in at No. 6 singles and earned a 6-3, 6-4 win against Becca Parker.