SAN DIEGO, CA – The Williams women's tennis team (7-0) continued their undefeated season with a victory over University of California San Diego on Monday, overcoming the Tritons 7-2. This was the sixth match of the spring season for the Ephs, and the seventh on the year.
"We brought our own energy and a determined problem solving mindset to the match today," said head coach Anik Cepeda after the conclusion of play, "We'll continue to improve on letting go and getting after the big points."
The Ephs went 2-1 in doubles play. In second doubles, Juli Raventos '18 and Korina Neveux '19 secured a victory by a score of 8-2, finishing first. UC San Diego got on the board with a victory against Ephs Leah Bush '19 and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio '18, 8-5. Sophomore Chloe Henderson paired up with senior Julia Cancio in first doubles, battling to an 8-7(6) victory over Tritons Ashley Chao and Becky Chou.
San Diego bounced back in the second singles match, however, as Chou overcame Henderson 6-3, 6-0 in second singles bringing the overall score to a 2-2 tie. The Ephs would bear down from there, securing the next five matches for the victory. Raventos clinched the day by defeating Chao 6-1 in the first set before battling to a 7-6(6) victory in the second. Mia Gancayco '18 and Neveux secured victories in straight sets for Williams while Emily Zheng '20 and McDonnel Nieto del Rio dropped their first sets before bouncing back to earn wins.
"Shout out to a few new faces in the singles lineup!" said coach Cepeda, "Our fight and willingness to go the distance was on display today."
Williams returns to action on Wednesday, March 28th with a match against San Diego Christian College at 3:00 PM EDT. On Friday, March 30th, they will face Pomona-Pitzer to complete the spring break portion of the season. The Ephs return home with a conference match against Middlebury on the April 7th.
"Looking forward to a rest day before our next match!" concluded Cepeda.
|Chloe Henderson||Ashley Chao||Williams||8-7(6).|
|Julia Cancio||Becky Chou|
|Juli Raventos||Alexandra Weil||Williams||8-2.|
|Korina Neveux||Madison Hale|
|Leah Bush||Nousha Nowamooz||UCSD||8-5.|
|Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio||Chloe Wight|
|Juli Raventos||Ashley Chao||Williams||6-1,7-6(6)|
|Chloe Henderson||Becky Chou||UCSD||6-3, 6-0|
|Mia Gancayco||Alexandra Weil||Williams||6-3, 6-1|
|Korina Neveux||Jasmine Hosseini||Williams||7-5, 6-0|
|Emily Zheng||Valeria Corral||Williams||2-6, 6-1, 6-0|
|Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio||Chloe Wight||Williams||5-7, 6-4, 6-1|