#8 Women's Tennis Falls 7-2 at #4 Pomona-Pitzer in California Finale

Nicole Frankel won her fifth singles match today.

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Fourth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer swept doubles with two of the wins coming in tie-breakers and went on to a 7-2 victory over #8 Tufts University in women's tennis action Saturday afternoon in California.

The match concluded Tufts' spring break trip in which they split four matches, including the Jumbo program's first victory over Williams College since 1991. The Jumbos (3-2, 2-0 NESCAC) will return home and host #12 Bowdoin next Friday.

The Sagehens won their fifth straight match and improved to 8-2.

Doubles was as competitive as it could be, though Pitzer came out on top in all three matches. The Sagehens' duo of Maria Lyven and Margherita Andreassi won the first match by an 8-6 score. At #3, Caroline Casper and Jay Kim from Pitzer won a 7-4 tie-breaker over Jumbos Anna Lowy and Kat Wiley. The second doubles pair of Lucy Jiang with Arianna Chen completed the sweep with an 8-6 tie-break against Tomo Iwasaki and Patricia Obeid from Tufts.

Into singles, Pomona-Pitzer clinched the team victory by winning at #3 and #2 singles. Chen took the third match 6-1, 6-1, then Lyven won 7-6 (4), 6-0 against Iwasaki at #2 to make the score 5-0 in favor of the Sagehens.

In the number one match, #5 in the nation Caroline Casper of the host team got a good battle from Jumbo freshman Maggie Dorr before Casper won 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Tufts won two of the three remaining singles matches, both in three sets. Freshman Nicole Frankel topped Jiang 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in fifth singles. In the last match off, freshman Caroline Garrido won 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 against Andreassi.