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Women's Tennis

 
March 5, 2013

Poets remain hot in 6-3 victory over Ohio Northern

Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier college women's tennis team continues to power through their opponents after they cruised past Ohio Northern Tuesday afternoon 6-3 to improve to 4-1. 

Three days after defeating Biola University 7-2, the Poets continued where they left off taking four of six singles matches to clinch the victory. 

Opening up the match, the No. 1 duo of Maegan Zamilpa and Liliana Serylo fought from being down 6-3 to win 8-6 that proved to be crucial in the final point totals.  They were joined by the No. 2 team of Benay Weintraub and Adrienne Hamada who pulled out a tough 8-5 win that helped give the Purple & Gold a 2-1 lead into singles play.

In singles, the Poets surrendered a mere three games total at No.1, No. 2, and No. 3 before Weintraub who was forced out of singles action on Saturday against Biola came through with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 4.

At No. 5 and No. 6, Bree Campanero and Lauren Gelgur dropped tough matches 7-5, 6-2 and 6-1, 7-5, each respectively but it wasn't enough for Ohio Northern to pull off the win. 

Whittier returns to the court this Saturday, March 9 when they host Case Western Reserve at 3:00pm immediately following the men's match.     

Singles

1. Meagan Zamilpa (WC) def. TUMA, Michelle (ONU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Liliana Serylo (WC) def. CELLENTANI, Kristina (ONU) 6-1, 6-0

3. Adrienne Hamada (WC) def. CORBEAN, Christina (ONU) 6-0, 6-1

4. Benay Weintraub (WC) def. LETIZIA, Meghan (ONU) 6-3, 6-0

5. MILLER, Brittany (ONU) def. Brianna Campanero (WC) 7-5, 6-2

6. STROMBECK, Taryn (ONU) def. Lauren Gelgur (WC) 6-1, 7-5

Doubles

1. Meagan Zamilpa/Liliana Serylo (WC) def. TUMA, Michelle/MILLER, Rachel (ONU) 8-6

2. Adrienne Hamada/Benay Weintraub (WC) def. MILLER, Brittany/CELLENTANI, Kristina (ONU) 8-5

3. LETIZIA, Meghan/ OLMSTEAD, Carly (ONU) def. Lauren Gelgur/Brianna Campanero (WC) 8-3