Kitto Stays Steady; Redlands Grabs 8-1 Win

Kitto Stays Steady; Redlands Grabs 8-1 Win

PASADENA, CA – The Redlands women's tennis team posted an 8-1 win over Caltech in SCIAC match-up at the Braun Tennis Courts.

The Bulldogs came into the match as the nation's ninth ranked team.

Redlands top two doubles team came into the contest ranked in the region. Caera Sumida and Jessica Ly, the region's top team, posted an 8-1 win over 10th ranked Monica Li and Rebekah Kitto. The eighth ranked duo of Julia Pollak and Natalie Etchegaray topped Jessica Yu and Michelle Lee 8-0. The vistors completed the doubles sweep with an 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles.

The top singles match saw Kitto continue her undefeated season with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Ly. The junior is now 16-0 after topping the region's fifth ranked player. A closely contested match at the No. 2 singles spot saw Etchegaray win a three-setter 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 over Li.

The Bulldogs dropped seven total games in winning the third through sixth singles matches. 

Tennis Match Results
Redlands vs Caltech
4/13/2013 at Pasadena, CA
(Braun Tennis Courts)
#9 Redlands 8, Caltech 1

Singles competition
1. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) def. Jessica Ly (UR) 6-0, 6-4
2. Natalie Etchegaray (UR) def. Monica Li (CALTECH) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
3. Ceara Sumida (UR) def. Stephanie Kwan (CALTECH) 6-1, 6-1
4. Julia Pollak (UR) def. Jessica Yu (CALTECH) 6-1, 6-1
5. Paige Press (UR) def. Michelle Lee (CALTECH) 6-0, 6-1
6. Maddie Morton (UR) def. Jessica Yeung (CALTECH) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Ceara Sumida/Jessica Ly (UR) def. Monica Li/Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) 8-1
2. Julia Pollak/Natalie Etchegaray (UR) def. Jessica Yu/Michelle Lee (CALTECH) 8-0
3. Gabriela Vasquez/Maddie Morton (UR) def. Stephanie Kwan/Valerie Pietrasz (CALTECH) 8-2

Match Notes:
Redlands 16-1, 5-1; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #2
Caltech 5-10, 1-5; Regional ranking #18
T-2:54 A-31