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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College women's tennis team looks to improve upon their .500 record last season when they went 10-10, 4-6 SCIAC. Head Coach David Bojalad released the women's 2013 schedule this afternoon.
With Silvana Stans taking over the head coaching duties this season for the women's program and the Poets losing both Chloe Dredge and Rachel Sugiyama the Purple & Gold look to continue making an impact in the SCIAC standings as they return All-SCIAC performers Liliana Serylo and Adrienne Hamada while adding freshman Maegan Zamilpa who finished the ITA West Regional with a semi-final finish in singles.
Whittier opens up 2013 with two road contests against Biola (February 8) and Hope International (February 16) before conducting their home opener on February 21 against Arizona Christian University. After hitting the road on March 1 for their SCIAC opener against Pomona-Pitzer, Whittier opens up an eight match home stand including seven non-conference opponents including Ohio Northern (March 5), Case Western Reserve (March 9), Texas-Dallas (March 15), Pacific Lutheran (March 24), Mills College (March 24), DePauw (March 25), and Willamette (March 26) before wrapping up their home stand with a SCIAC match-up against Redlands on March 29.
Opening up April, the Poets conduct five SCIAC contests with back to back home matches on April 5 (Chapman) and April 6 (Cal Lutheran) before hitting the road for two matches against La Verne (April 12) and Claremont-M-S (April 13). Their final regular season match will be played on the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts on April 19 when they host the Tigers of Occidental College.
Whittier will make their annual trip to Ventura, Calif. on April 25-26 where they will take part in the Ojai Tennis Championships, which is the longest standing tournament nationally before taking part in the SCIAC Championships on May 3-4 hosted by La Verne.
Currently the women's team ranks No. 14 in the West Region with Zamilpa being ranked No. 8 in singles.