Caltech Cruises By Pacific Lutheran

Caltech Cruises By Pacific Lutheran

PASADENA, CA - A nearly flawless performance was put forth by the Caltech women's tennis squad as they posted a 9-0 win over Pacific Lutheran on Saturday afternoon.

The Beavers dropped just one set in breezing to the victory. Pacific Lutheran came into the matches ranked 17th in the ITA West Region while Caltech boasted a ranking of 15th.

Monica Li posted her 20th career win at Caltech with a "double bagel" win at the second singles position. In her 6-3, 6-0 win at the top singles spot, Rebekah Kitto moved within one win of 50 career wins.

Jenny Sheng won for the team leading eighth time in 2014 with a 6-1, 6-1 triumpth at No. 3 singles. Michelle Lee also posted a win by the same tally in the fourth singles match.

Sophia Chen had to fight a bit harder for her win as she recorded a 6-1, 4-6, 10-3 win at the No. 5 slot. Michelle Tang rounded out the singles matches by dropping just one game at the sixth position.

In doubles play Kitto and Sheng teamed up for the first time this season and the result was solid as they came away with an 8-1 win. Lee and Li also played together for the first time in 2014 and they also won 8-1. Valerie Pietrasz and Sophia Chen won their second match together with an 8-4 win at the third singles spot.

The Beavers will board a plane and travel to Texas for a pair of matches in the next 48 hours beginning with a 2 p.m. (CDT) match-up with Texas Lutheran on Sunday and concluding on Monday against Texas-Dallas.

Caltech 9, Pacific Lutheran 0

1. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECHW) def. Newell, Leah (PLU) 6-3, 6-0
2. Monica Li (CALTECHW) def. Lund, Samantha (PLU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jenny Sheng (CALTECHW) def. Beyers, Megan (PLU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Michelle Lee (CALTECHW) def. Siemion, Mariah (PLU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Sophia Chen (CALTECHW) def. Baker, Stephanie (PLU) 6-1, 4-6, 10-3
6. Michelle Tang (CALTECHW) def. Bower, Emily (PLU) 6-1, 6-0

1. Rebekah Kitto/Jenny Sheng (CALTECHW) def. Lund, Samantha/Newell, Leah (PLU) 8-1
2. Monica Li/Michelle Lee (CALTECHW) def. McClure, Allison/Siemion, Mariah (PLU) 8-1
3. Sophia Chen/Valerie Pietrasz (CALTECHW) def. Beyers, Megan/Bower, Emily (PLU) 8-4

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