Regals Conclude Season at SCIAC Championships
CLU finish tied for seventh
LA VERNE, Calif. – The Cal Lutheran women’s tennis season came to a close today at the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women’s Tennis Championships hosted by La Verne. After a three-match weekend the Regals tied for seventh in the overall standings.
Cal Lutheran entered as the No. 7 seed and faced a tough Pomona-Pitzer team in the opening round, falling 5-0 as teams play to a winner not conclusion in the first round of action this weekend. The second match pitted CLU against Chapman and after a decision was made at 5-1 in favor of the Panthers, the coaches opted to end competition due to high heat. Saturday, the Regals concluded the season against Caltech, dropping the final contest of the spring 6-3.
On day one in the tournament opener Pomona-Pitzer took control of the match early with a doubles sweep. Carly Mouzes and Jacqueline Ramsay took three sets against Arthi Padmanbhan and Lea Lynn Yen at number three, but fell 8-3.
In singles, Katie Carroll made her season debut, but dropped a set at No. 6 by scores of 6-0, 6-0 to Marissa Cohen. Amber Rexford made her SCIAC debut after appearing in four matches for CLU throughout the season and also fell 6-0, 6-0 to Padmanbhan on the number four court.
Cal Lutheran went on to fall 5-1 to Chapman in the second round of play on Friday afternoon at the Biszants Family Tennis Center at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The doubles duo of Emily Werman and Sarah Baker earned the only point of the day for the Regals with an 8-4 win over Andrea Hammer and Kelly Klebenow in the top spot. CLU nearly took a 2-1 lead after the opening three matches, but the number three team fell by an 8-6 margin.
Baker made a late run in the second set of singles play on court three, before falling 6-0, 6-3. Lindsay Murphy was defeated at No. 1 by scores of 6-0 and 6-1 and the match came to a close when Klebenow blanked Lauren Toohey 6-0, 6-0.
Saturday during the season finale, CLU met Caltech. The Beavers won a play-in match on Tuesday, April 30, defeating Occidental for the eighth and final spot in the tournament.
Toohey and Ramsay earned the first point of the day for the Regals with an 8-2 victory over Jessica Yeung and Michelle Lee. Number two doubles for CLU gave CIT a run, falling 8-6. Werman and Baker were defeated 8-3 on the number one court.
Mouzes turned in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Stephanie Kwan playing at No. 3 for the second Cal Lutheran point of the match. CLU newcomer Irina Ebert was responsible for the final win, with a three-set 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 defeat of Lee on court number four.
Cal Lutheran (5-19, 2-9 SCIAC) finished the season in eighth and bids farewell to two seniors. In the final match of her collegiate career, Toohey turned in a doubles victory and Mouzes capped her career off with a singles win.
Nationally ranked No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed the 2013 crown with a 7-2 win over Pomona-Pitzer to cap off an undefeated season. Redlands defeated La Verne for third and Whittier beat Chapman for fifth. Caltech and Cal Lutheran, respectively, rounded out the tournament.