Beavers Top Occidental; Advance to SCIAC Championships

PASADENA, CA – The Caltech women's tennis team topped Occidental 5-0 in the play-in match for the SCIAC Championships.

The Beavers move on to play #1 ClaremontMuddScripps on Friday morning. The event is hosted by the University of La Verne.

Caltech had little trouble dispatching the Tigers. In a match played till a team decision, the home standing Beavers swept the doubles matches by dropping just five games.

The match was clinched as Jessica Yeung and Monica Li won their matches at No. 6 and No. 2 singles respectively in straight sets.

It is the second time this season Caltech had beat Occidental. Earlier this season the Beavers posted an 8-1 win.

Tennis Match Results
Occidental vs Caltech
4/30/2013 at Pasadena, CA
(Braun Tennis Courts)
Caltech 5, Occidental 0

Singles competition
1. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) vs. Kelani Ericksen (OXYW) unfinished
2. Monica Li (CALTECH) def. Sara Charney (OXYW) 6-0, 6-2
3. Stephanie Kwan (CALTECH) vs. Catherine Anderson (OXYW) unfinished
4. Jessica Yu (CALTECH) vs. Amber Gadsden (OXYW) unfinished
5. Michelle Lee (CALTECH) vs. Lucy Malloch (OXYW) unfinished
6. Jessica Yeung (CALTECH) def. Jesse Hernandez (OXYW) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rebekah Kitto/Monica Li (CALTECH) def. Kelani Ericksen/Sara Charney (OXYW) 8-2
2. Stephanie Kwan/Jessica Yu (CALTECH) def. Amber Gadsden/Catherine Anderson (OXYW) 8-3
3. Michelle Lee/Jessica Yeung (CALTECH) def. Jesse Hernandez/Lucy Malloch (OXYW) 8-0

Match Notes:
Occidental 5-13, 0-9; Regional ranking #20
Caltech 6-12, 2-8; Regional ranking #18

#8 / #9 Play-In Match for SCIAC Championships (Match Played to Decision)
Winner Plays #1 CMS on Friday, May 3
Official: Lois Goodman T-1:53 A-21