Yao Wins Twice as Women's Tennis Caps Season vs. Oxy

Yao Wins Twice as Women's Tennis Caps Season vs. Oxy

PASADENA, Calif. (Apr. 28, 2015) – Freshman Grace Yao (La Palma, Calif. / Oxford Acad.) won at both doubles and singles for the fifth time this spring as the Caltech women's tennis team's 2015 season came to a close in a 6-3 loss to Occidental College in the SCIAC Championships Play-in Game on Tuesday.

Box Score

The Tigers picked up the first points of the match with an 8-1 victory at #3 doubles and 8-2 edge at the top spot, but Yao and freshman Vinci Chen (Austin, Texas / Westwood) pulled one back for Caltech with an 8-3 win at #2.

Oxy took quick leads at the top two singles courts while freshman Erin Wang (Auburn, Calif. / Del Oro) went up by a break at #4 and the other three courts stayed on serve early.  Yao evened the match at 2-2 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at #3, but the Tigers would clinch the match with wins at #1,2,5 and 6 singles in quick succession.  Wang salvaged another point for the Beavers with a 6-3, 6-2 win.

Caltech overcame a thin squad despite its lack of collegiate experience this season.  Yao led the team with a 9-8 overall record, while Wang matched her win total at 9-9, including a team-best four victories in SCIAC play.  Both doubles teams of Yao/Vinci Chen and Wang/Sophia Chen (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) recorded five wins this spring, with the Yao/Vinci pairing earning a team-high three in the SCIAC.  With five freshmen in the regular rotation and the entire team returning next season, the future is undoubtedly bright for the Beavers.

 

 

 

Follow and show support for your Caltech Beavers on Twitter (@CaltechBeavers), Facebook and YouTube!