Claremont, Calif. (April 8, 2013) —This week in Sagehens Athletics, the No. 24-ranked Men’s Tennis and the No. 12-ranked Women’s Tennis teams went a combined 5-0. Other highlights include a three-game sweep from the No. 15-ranked Baseball team, which improved to 22-7 on the year as it prepares to host current No. 1 Linfield in a three-game series this weekend.
Men’s Tennis had its best performance of the season on Friday, as it captured a 7-2 win over No. 17 Gustavus Adolphus, then followed that up with two 9-0 SCIAC wins on Saturday over Occidental and Caltech. Maxwell Sabel ’13 played at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles against Gustavus Adolphus and Occidental and was a perfect 4-0. Christopher Wiechert ’14 was also 4-0 playing at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. Jonathan Kim ’16 and Michael Chang ’15 earned singles wins against Caltech at No. 3 and No. 4.
Women’s Tennis was nearly perfect on the week, as it captured an 8-1 win over Gustavus Adolphus on Wednesday and a 9-0 win over Occidental on Saturday. Jamie Solomon ’13 earned wins at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles against Occidental, including an 8-0 win in doubles, while Claire Willey ’14 picked up a win at No. 5 singles against the Tigers as well. Marie Fleming ’16 also had a 6-4, 6-1 win against Gustavus Adolphus at No. 3 singles.
Baseball solidified its hold on second place in the SCIAC with a three-game sweep over Caltech, winning the opener 13-8, and sweeping the home doubleheader 14-4 and 12-2. Erik Munzer ’13 had nine RBI on the weekend to lead the offense, while Stuart Gano ’13 pitched a complete game in the 12-2 victory, allowing only one earned run. Ryan Madden ’15 batted .462 on the weekend, while E.J. Lopez ’15 batted .385. The Sagehens baseball team is ranked No. 15 in the American Baseball Coaches Association poll and hosts Linfield, which is currently No. 1 in the ABCA poll and No. 2 in the National Baseball Writers Association poll, for a single game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday at Alumni Field.
Softball had a tough week, going 1-3 in four SCIAC games, but had a dramatic comeback from a 4-2 deficit in the sixth to defeat No. 22-ranked Chapman at home on Friday, as Ashley Morello ’15 tied the score with an RBI single. Lindsay McCord ’16 also contributed to the comeback with an RBI double. Morello was the top offensive player on the week, batting .500 (7-14) over four games. The Sagehens host No. 19-ranked CMS on Friday, which it split with on the road earlier this season.
The Sagehens Women’s Track and Field team had some strong showings at a SCIAC Multi-Dual meet with five schools participating. Alexandra Oxborough-Yankus ’14 was first in the javelin with a 106-10, and Ellen Yamasaki ’15 won the discus with a 110-0. Rhea Jayachandran ’16 was also second in the 100-meter hurdles. On the men’s side, Ben Girodias PO ’15 and Alex Johnson ’13 finished 1-2 in the 5000 meters, with Girodias winning the event in 15:29.77, while Johnson was close behind with a 15:36.30. Greg Hook ’14 broke 50 seconds in the 400 for the second week in a row, coming in second place with a 49.81, while Joseph Knight ’16 was second in the high jump.
Women’s Lacrosse took a tough 15-9 road loss at Chapman in a game that was tied 8-8 early in the second half before the Panthers pulled away, despite five goals from Jana London ’14. The Sagehens host their final regular season home game on Wednesday against Redlands at 7 p.m., which is also the final regular season home contest for seniors Casey Leek ’13 and Emma Molloy ’13.