SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – No. 13 Redlands embarked upon a three-match road-stint in Santa Cruz, beginning with Friday’s non-conference match against No. 17 Skidmore. After falling at No. 1 doubles, the Bulldogs unleashed eight consecutive triumphs to remain undefeated on the season.
Following Skidmore’s tight 8-6 showing on the No. 1 court in doubles, the Maroon and Gray answered with an 8-6 decision of its own by junior Paige Press and freshman Lauren Villanueva at No. 3. Sophomore Julia Pollak and freshman Natalie Etchegaray rallied for the Bulldogs’ second doubles win with an 8-4 performance at No. 2.
Leading 2-1, the Bulldogs continued to roll in singles, as sophomore Ceara Sumida made quick work of her No. 3 opponent by scores of 6-3, 6-1. Pollak and Etchegaray won for the Maroon and Gray with Pollak’s 6-1, 6-3 thrashing at No. 5 and Etchegaray’s 6-4, 6-3 effort at No. 2.
Press, junior Jessica Ly and sophomore Maddie Morton also registered victories in singles for the Maroon and Gray.