Redlands, CA – The Williams women's tennis team continued their undefeated streak today, blanking Redlands 9-0.
The story has remained the same throughout the spring season for Williams, playing to their strengths and consistently out-playing their opponents. Today was no different, as they defeated Redlands without dropping a match. The doubles pair of Kathleen Elkins and Maria Pylypiv did one better, not even dropping a game, in their defeat of Julia Pollak and Natalie Etchegaray 8-0. The other Williams pairs won their matches 8-3, 8-2, 8-2, respectively.
Singles matches were all won in straight sets. The composure and assuredness were evident in the Williams team, evidently deserving of their National #2 ranking. Coach Alison Swain looks forward to even better tennis in the days to come, "I'm happy with the way we played today. I think our tennis and our confidence is improving with each match."
Tomorrow, Williams faces a #6 ranked Pomona, in what will surely be an exciting match as Pomona hopes to end the Ephs undefeated streak.
Mar 28, 2014 at Redlands, CA (Verdieck Courts)
|1. Kathleen Elkins (WMS-W) def. Jessica Ly (URW) 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Linda Shin (WMS-W) def. Natalie Etchegaray (URW) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Maria Pylypiv (WMS-W) def. Ceara Sumida (URW) 6-2, 6-1|
|4. Rebecca Curran (WMS-W) def. Paige Press (URW) 6-0, 6-3|
|5. Hannah Atkinson (WMS-W) def. Julia Pollak (URW) 6-3, 6-2|
6. Monica Pastor (WMS-W) def. Lauren Villanueva (URW) 6-1, 6-2
|1. Kara Shoemaker/Rebecca Curran (WMS-W) def. Jessica Ly/Ceara Sumida (URW) 8-2|
|2. Kathleen Elkins/Maria Pylypiv (WMS-W) def. Natalie Etchegaray/Julia Pollak (URW) 8-0|
|3. Monica Pastor/Hannah Atkinson (WMS-W) def. Lauren Villanueva/Gabriela Vasquez (URW) 8-2|
|Williams College 8-0; National ranking #2|
|University of Redlands 7-7; National ranking #13|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,3,4,6,5)|