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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College women's tennis team entered Spring Break Friday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to Texas-Dallas dropping their second straight match.
Whittier now drops to 4-3 on the young season and are now 0-4 against Div. III opponents.
The Poets jumped out in front quickly after doubles winning two out of three with all three matches coming down to the final game. The No. 1 duo of Liliana Serylo and Maegan Zamilpa continue to roll in doubles play as they won their sixth match improving to 6-1 on the season. This win spearheaded the No. 2 team of Benay Weintraub and Adrienne Hamada who finished off their opponents by the score of 8-5 improving their record to 5-2.
In singles action Hamada was the lone point on the afternoon pulling out a tight three setter at No. 3 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 improving her singles record to a team best 6-1. Despite falling in straights at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4, the Poets still had an opportunity for the victory as Campanero and Gelgur continued to fight at No. 5 and No. 6.
Both matches went the distance with both players taking the first sets in their respective matches but in the end, Texas-Dallas stormed back taking the second sets and eventually the third securing the 6-3 victory. Gelgur's match could have gone either way with the third set going to a tiebreaker but in the end she was unable to hold the mini break falling 9-7 in the breaker.
Whittier takes a few days off for Spring Break and will return next weekend on Sunday, March 24 when they host a doubleheader with Pacific Lutheran and Mills College with both matches scheduled for 11:00am and 3:00pm, respectively.
1. JOHNSON, Casey (UTD) def. Meagan, Zamilpa (WC) 6-2, 6-3
2. TRAN, Auvi (UTD) def. Liliana, Serylo (WC) 6-3, 6-0
3. Adrienne Hamada (WC) def. HOUSTON, Rachel (UTD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
4. TIU, Mindy (UTD) def. Benay, Weintraub (WC) 6-0, 6-2
5. GWO, Jean-Jean (UTD) def. Brianna, Campanero (WC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
6. TAN, Meagan (UTD) def. Lauren, Gelgur (WC) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7)
1. Meagan Zamilpa/Liliana Serylo (WC) def. JOHNSON, Casey/HOUSTON, Rachel (UTD) 8-6
2. Adrienne Hamada/Benay Weintraub (WC) def. TRAN, Auvi/GWO, Jean-Jean (UTD) 8-5
3. LORREN, Alisha/TAN, Megan(UTD) def. Lauren Gelgur/Brianna Campanero (WC) 8-6