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PASADENA, Calif. – The Whittier College women's tennis team saw themselves down 2-1 after doubles but fought back to edge out the Beavers of Caltech 6-3 Saturday afternoon.
Caltech put the Poets in an early hole after taking No. 1 and No. 3 doubles winning 8-5 and 8-6, each respectively but the No. 2 team of Benay Weintraub and Adrienne Hamada kept the Beavers from getting the sweep cruising to the 8-1 victory keeping the Poets in the match.
But the Poets rebounded taking five of six singles matches all coming in straight sets. In a match-up between regionally ranked players, freshman Maegan Zamilpa made quick work of Monica Li getting the first point for the Poets.
Rebekah Kitto at No. 2 who came in ranked No. 25 in the region for the Beavers found herself in yet another matchup with junior Liliana Serylo and for the third straight time Kitto earned the straights sets victory winning 6-1, 6-0.
Caltech attempted to gain momentum from the win at No. 5 singles where Bree Campanero was pushed to a tiebreaker in her opening set but that's as close as the Beavers would come in any other match as they fell in straights at No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.
Whittier returns to SCIAC action next Friday afternoon, April 5 when they host the Panthers of Chapman University with doubles set to begin at 2:00pm.
1. KITTO, Rebekah/ LI, Monica (CALTECH) def. Meagan Zamilpa/Liliana Serylo (WC) 8-5
2. Adrienne Hamada/Benay Weintraub (WC) def. YU, Jessica/LEE,Michelle (CALTECH) 8-1
3. KWAN, Stephanie/PIETRASZ, Valerie (CALTECH) def. Lauren Gelgur/Brianna Campanero (WC) 8-6
1. Meagan, Zamilpa (WC) def. LI, Monica (CALTECH) 6-0, 6-1
2. KITTO, Rebekah (CALTECH) def. Liliana, Serylo (WC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Adrienne, Hamada (WC) def. KWAN, Stephanie (CALTECH) 6-4, 6-0
4. Benay, Weintraub (WC) def. LEE, Michelle (CALTECH) 6-2, 6-3
5. Brianna, Campanero (WC) def. YU, Jessica (CALTECH) 7-6 (2), 6-2
6. Lauren Gelgur (WC) def. MILLIKAN, Zeke (CALTECH) 6-2, 6-1