CLAREMONT, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2018) – Sophomore Angelica Zhou (Temple City, Calif. / Arcadia) made her debut at first singles and nearly pulled out a victory over No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in Saturday's road women's tennis match.
Zhou fought to force extra games in both sets and did so successfully, first by forcing a first-set tiebreaker and then by forcing the Athenas' newcomer to win seven games one more time in the third set. Junior Julia Reisler (Plano, Texas / Greenhill) also came close to tasting victory, picking up the first set against her opponent at fourth singles (6-2). With her opponent up 5-1 in the second set, Reisler battled back to force a tiebreaker, affording her the opportunity to win the match. Reisler then had another opportunity to win the match in the ensuing super tiebreaker, and at one point had her opponent facing match point at 11-10.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers will play their home opener on Saturday, Feb. 10 against visiting SCIAC foe University of Redlands.