PASADENA, Calif. (Mar. 19, 2016) – Freshman Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond) clinched back-to-back matches as Caltech women's tennis recorded a pair of 7-2 wins over Principia College and the University of Puget Sound on Friday and Saturday to improve to 3-4 on the season.
Moriyama was one of three Beavers, along with freshman Julia Reisler (Plano, Texas / Greenhill) and sophomore Erin Wang (Auburn, Calif. / Del Oro) to win all four matches between doubles and singles over the weekend. None of the trio dropped more than two games in any singles set.
Caltech 7, Principia 2
The Beavers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in doubles thanks to an 8-1 win at #3 and 8-3 decision at #2. Reisler quickly closed out a 6-0, 6-1 win at #2 singles but just seconds later Principia matched with a win at #1. Wang then brought Caltech within one point of taking the match at 4-2 and Moriyama soon notched it with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at #5. Junior Sophia Chen (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) finished not long after with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #3 and freshman Cecelia Andrews (Orinda, Calif. / Miramonte) finally outlasted her opponent at #6 in a lengthy 6-3, 6-4 win.
Caltech 7, Puget Sound 2
Once again, the Beavers' depth carried them to victory with wins at #2 and #3 doubles and #2-6 singles. Reisler and Andrews recorded another 8-1 win at #3 doubles while Moriyama and Wang edged their opponents at #2, 8-5. Moriyama and Wang would post unblemished 6-0, 6-0 victories at #4 and #5 singles, respectively, sandwiching a 6-1, 6-0 Chen win at #3 to decide the match. Reisler claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win at #2 and freshman Yeorgia Kafkoulis picked up her first collegiate win, 6-2, 6-2, at #6.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers host Pacific University (4-6) on Monday, Mar. 21 at 11 a.m. before heading to Texas for three matches in three days.