Ephs remain undefeated; beat Redlands 9-0

Maria Pylypiv '15
Maria Pylypiv '15

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.

 #2 Williams College 9, #13 University of Redlands 0
Mar 28, 2014 at Redlands, CA (Verdieck Courts) 
Singles competition
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

Doubles competition
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


Match Notes
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)
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