April 6, 2013

Sagehens Grab SCIAC Match from Beavers

CLAREMONT, CA - The nationally ranked Pomona-Pitzer men's tennis team posted a 9-0 win over Caltech on Saturday afternoon.

The Beavers mixed-up their singles line-up as several players competed at higher spots than they have all season. Rushikesh Joshi played at the top spot for the first time in 2013. The first-year played a spirited match before falling 6-4, 7-6 (2) to Frankie Alinson.

Luka Mernik moved up to the second singles spot as he fell 6-2, 6-1 to Kevin Prescott. The steady play of Alex Henny nearly pulled out a three-set victory. After winning the first set in a tiebreak, Henny dropped the final two sets with the final set a 10-4 super tiebreak.

The Sagehens swept the three doubles matches en route to the win. Caltech got a solid effort from Joshi and JD Co-Reyes at the No. 3 spot before falling 8-6 in a tight match-up.

Tennis Match Results
Caltech vs Pomona-Pitzer
04/06/2013 at Claremont, CA

#22 Pomona-Pitzer 9, Caltech 0

Singles
1) Frankie Allinson def. Rushikesh Joshi 6-4, 7-6 (2)
2) Kevin Prescott def. Luka Mernik 6-2, 6-1
3) Jonathan Kim def. Alex Henny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-4
4) Michael Chang def. JD Co-Reyes 6-0, 6-2
5) Chris Walters def. Ishan Metha 6-2, 6-2
6) Joey DeBruin def. Brian Kim 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
1) Connor Sutton/Connor Hudson def Devashish Joshi/Luka Mernik 8-3
2) Jonathan Kim/Sam Crawford def. Ishan Metha/Amol Kamat 8-2
3) Thomas Low/Chris Walters def. Rushikesh Joshi/JD Co-Reyes 8-6

Match Notes:
Caltech 0-16
Pomona-Pitzer 14-6; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #9
Official: N/A T-2:48 A-29