THOUSAND OAKS, CA - In a marathon match that took nearly six hours to complete the Cal Lutheran women's tennis team posted a 5-4 win over Catech on Friday afternoon.
The loss halts Caltech's three-match winning streak to start the season. Friday's match was the first SCIAC contest of the season for the Beavers.
In what proved to be a critical point in the match, the Regals won two of the three double matches. The duo of Monica Li and Rebekah Kitto took a tightly contested victory at the No. 1 slot but Cal Lutheran won a close match at No. 2 doubles while also taking the No. 3 double match.
Caltech cruised to wins at the top two singles spots as Li and Kitto dropped just five games in their two matches. Jessica Yeung was also dominate in posting a 6-3, 6-0 win at the No. 5 single position.
Cal Lutheran won all of their singles matches in three-sets. The team match came down to the No. 6 single match as Lauren Toohey did just enough to top Zeke Millikan in a third-set tiebreaker.
Tennis Match Results
Caltech vs Cal Lutheran
Mar 1, 2013 at Thousand Oaks, CA
(Poulson Tennis Center)
Cal Lutheran 5, Caltech 4
1. Monica Li (CALTECH) def. Lindsay Murphy (CLUW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) def. Emily Werman (CLUW) 6-3, 6-1
3. Sarah Baker (CLUW) def. Stephane Kwan (CALTECH) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
4. Carly Mouzes (CLUW) def. Michelle Lee (CALTECH) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
5. Jessica Yeung (CALTECH) def. Jacqueline Ramsay (CLUW) 6-3, 6-0
6. Lauren Toohey (CLUW) def. Zeke Millikan (CALTECH) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6
1. Monica Li/Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) def. Emily Werman/Sarah Baker (CLUW) 9-8
2. Jacqueline Ramsay/Lauren Toohey (CLUW) def. Michelle Lee/Valerie Pietrasz (CALTECH) 9-7
3. Lindsay Murphy/Carly Mouzes (CLUW) def. Jessica Yeung/Stephane Kwan (CALTECH) 8-1
Caltech 3-1, 0-1 SCIAC
Cal Lutheran 4-3, 1-2 SCIAC