PASADENA, CA - In a close match the Chapman women's tennis team posted a 6-3 win over Caltech on Friday afternoon.
The Caltech women's tennis team celebrated three seniors who were participating in their final home match in a Beaver uniform. The trio of Stephanie Kwan, Zeke "Rachel" Millikan and Alison Parisian were celebrated before the match.
Chapman won three tightly contested singles matches. They posted 8-6 and 8-5 win at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. With Caltech holding a 7-4 lead at the No. 3 double spot, an injury forced the Beavers to withdraw.
At the No. 1 singles match Rebekah Kitto continued her undefeated season as she posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Andrea Hammer. It is her 17th win of the season and the 42nd of her career. Her career wins ties the school record set by Alexis Johnson in the mid-1990's.
Caltech also posted a straight sets win at the No. 2 singles spot as Monica Li won 6-3, 6-2. At the No. 5 singles match Jessica Yu rebounded after losing the first-set in a tie breaker to win the second and third sets 6-4 and 10-5 respectively.
The Panthers were able to pull out lengthly matches at the No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches.
4/19/2013 at Pasadena, CA
(Braun Tennis Courts)
Chapman University 6, Caltech 3
1. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) def. Andrea Hammer (CU-W) 6-1, 6-0
2. Monica Li (CALTECH) def. Sophia Duong (CU-W) 6-3, 6-2
3. Kelley Klebenow (CU-W) def. Stephanie Kwan (CALTECH) 6-3, 6-3
4. Jessica Yu (CALTECH) def. Anna Nelson (CU-W) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-5
5. Arielle Kubetschek (CU-W) def. Michelle Lee (CALTECH) 6-2, 6-2
6. Madison Mathis (CU-W) def. Jessica Yeung (CALTECH) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
1. Andrea Hammer/Kelley Klebenow (CU-W) def. Monica Li/Rebekah Kitto (CALTECH) 8-6
2. Arielle Kubetschek/Madison Mathis (CU-W) def. Michelle Lee/Jessica Yu (CALTECH) 8-5
3. Sophia Duong/Anna Nelson (CU-W) def. Stephanie Kwan/Valerie Pietrasz (CALTECH) 4-7, retired
Chapman University 4-10, 3-4 SCIAC; Regional ranking #10
Caltech 5-12, 1-7 SCIAC; Regional ranking #18
Official: Lois Goodman T-3:28 A-32