PASADENA (Mar. 25, 2019) – The Caltech women's tennis team started Monday's match against Colby College with three doubles wins and never looked back, winning four out of five singles matches en route to an 8-1 win.
Senior Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond) capped the day at first singles with a dramatic three-set victory. Moriyama took the first set 6-4 before succumbing to a second-set tiebreaker, 7-3. The senior went on to rebound in a big way however, taking the ensuing super tiebreaker 10-6 in match not short on long, competitive points.
Moriyama also took an 8-4 victory at first doubles alongside sophomore partner Sarina Liu (Rolling Hills, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula). Freshman Jennifer Yu (Queens, N.Y. / Stuyvesant) and sophomore Ankita Roychoudhury (Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand) faced a tough test at third doubles, but pulled through in the tiebreaker, 7-3, to bag the Beavers' third point of the afternoon. The rest of Caltech's singles winners claimed straight set victories.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers will next face No. 17 MIT on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at 10 a.m.