PASADENA (Mar. 7, 2017) – Freshman Angelica Zhou (Temple City, Calif. / Arcadia) scored the lone Caltech women's tennis victory in the Beavers' 8-1 home loss to 34th-ranked Christopher Newport University on Tuesday.
Though Caltech faced strong opposition from the Captains, particularly in doubles play, Zhou dispatched her opponent, 6-1, 6-0 at #3 singles. The tandem of Zhou and fellow freshman Alexandra Bodrova (Russia / Kurchatovskaya School) put up the Beavers' biggest doubles fight, falling to Christopher Newport's #2 doubles team, 8-3.
While most of the team had a rough go of things against some of the toughest opposition they have faced all season, senior Sophia Chen (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) came within a few points of earning the Beavers a second win at #6 singles. Chen took the first set 6-2, but lost an up-and-down second set 7-5 to force a decisive super tiebreaker, in which she came up short, 10-5.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers will return on Saturday, Mar. 11 when they host No. 38 Hardin-Simmons University (6-3) at 11 a.m.