CLAREMONT, CA -- Anik Cepeda's #2 ranked Wiliams College women's tennis team (6-0) defeated the #10 ranked University of Chicago Maroons (10-3), 9-0, in a morning match on the west coast.
Chicago entered off an upset 5-4 win over #7 Bowdoin the day before, but the Ephs came out on fire and took control early. Williams quickly won at #1 and #2 doubles and then with an 8-5 win at #3 by Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio and Emily Zheng the Ephs took a 3-0 lead into singles.
Only #1 Juli Raventos went past two sets. Raventos cliamed the first set 6-0, but dropped the second set 3-6 before claiming the tiebreaker 10-3.
"When this group is competing for every ball on all six courts, we're a fearsome team," said Cepeda. "Our growth outdoors has been between the ears-shot selection, court positioning, and grit. We're non-stop and that reflected on the scoreboard. We're hungry for another battle and looking forward to our match tomorrow vs CMS."
The Ephs will line up agains the #3 ranked Athenas from Claremont Mudd Scripps (CMS) at 11:00 AM PST. CMS will enter the match with sporting a 16-0 reocrd.
|3.||Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio
|1.||Juli Raventos||Claire Handa||Williams||6-0, 3-6, 10-3||6|
|2.||Rachel Cross||Marjorie Anthohi||Williams||6-2, 6-1||5|
|3.||Leah Bush||Catherine Xu||Williams||6-1, 6-1||1|
|4.||Chloe Henderson||Alyssa Rudin||Williams||7-6 (2), 6-0||4|
|5.||Mia Gancayco||Laura Gutierrez||Williams||6-1, 6-1||2|
|6.||Julia Cancio||Daryn Ellison||Williams||6-2, 6-1||3|
|Ex.||Kroina Neveux||Adrienne Travis||Williams||8-4|