Ephs Improve to 6-0 With a 9-0 Win Over the University of Chicago

Leah Bush '19
Leah Bush '19

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.

The Ephs recorded five straight set wins in singles: Rachel Cross at #2, Leah Bush at #3, Chloe Henderson at #4, Mi Gancayco at #5 and Julia Cancio at #6.

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.

  Williams Chicago Winner Score Finish
1. Juli Raventos
Julia Cancio
Marjorie Anthohi
Claire handa
Williams 8-1 
2. Chloe Henderson
Rachel Cross
Catherine Xu
Daryn Ellison
Williams  8-2  2  
3. Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio
Emily Zheng
Alyssa Rudin
Laura Gutierrez
Williams  8-5  3
1. Juli Raventos Claire Handa Williams  6-0, 3-6, 10-3 
2. Rachel Cross Marjorie Anthohi Williams  6-2, 6-1 
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 
Ex. Kroina Neveux   Adrienne Travis  Williams 8-4   


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