Office of Communications » Sagehens Tennis Teams End Season in National Top 10
Claremont, Calif. (June 10, 2015)—The Sagehens Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams netted top-10 standings this week and cemented their standings as two of the best NCAA Division III teams in the country. Men’s Tennis team finished the 2015 season with a No. 4 ranking in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, while Women’s Tennis finished the 2015 season ranked No. 7.
First-year Pitzer College student Grace Hruska ’18 and her doubles partner Lea Lynn Yen PO ’16 ended the year ranked No. 10, earning All-America honors. On the men’s side, Connor Hudson PO ’15 also earned All-America honors and a No. 16 ranking in singles.
Men’s Tennis compiled a 26-7 record in 2015. The Sagehens made it to the NCAA Regional finals with a 5-3 win over Texas-Tyler, the second straight year they have advanced to the Round of 16.
Women’s Tennis compiled a 15-7 record during the 2015 season and headed to the NCAA Regional finals with a win over Whitman. The Sagehens had a remarkable 2015 despite often starting five first-year students in its six singles spots (including No. 4 Grace Hruska), as well as four in its six doubles positions.
The top 10 doubles teams in the final ITA rankings receive All-America honors, and Hruska and Yen earned the final spot on that list with a No. 10 ranking. Yen repeats as an All-American in doubles after earning the distinction last year, while Hruska stepped into the void at No. 1 doubles as a rookie and earned her first All-America distinction.
Both Sagehens teams are well positioned to enter next season as national title contenders. Women’s Tennis returns its entire roster, while Men’s Tennis has nine players back who were used regularly in singles this year.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.