MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (Jan. 29, 2017) – Caltech women's tennis concluded its season-opening road trip to Oregon with a dominant 8-1 victory over West region No. 18 George Fox University a day after narrowly falling at national No. 35 Linfield College.
Four Beavers recorded victories in both singles and doubles, with the highly touted rookie duo of Alexandra Bodrova (Russia / Kurchatovskaya School) and Angelica Zhou (Temple City, Calif. / Arcadia) remaining undefeated at both spots in their debut weekend.
Caltech swept doubles for the 3-0 lead with 8-5 victories at courts #1 and #3 and an 8-3 win at #2. Zhou quickly put the Beavers in position to clinch as her opponent retired after being blanked in the first set. The Bruins picked up their only point before the visitors could clinch as West No. 16 Sarah Tuemmler put away sophomore Julia Reisler (Plano, Texas / Greenhill) at #1 singles (6-2, 6-2), but moments later Bodrova picked up the deciding 6-3, 6-0 win at #4. Sophomore Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond), junior Erin Wang (Auburn, Calif. / Del Oro) and senior Sophia Chen (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) capped the day with victories at #2, #6 and #5, respectively, with Chen claiming a 7-6 (4) tiebreak to force a superbreaker, which she rallied to win, 11-9, after saving a match point.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers return to Pasadena for their home opener against Biola University on Friday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.