Claremont, Calif. (April 17, 2022)—The No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis team defeated No. 3 CMS 7-2 on Saturday, April 16, at the Biszantz Family Center to secure the regular-season SCIAC Championship.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens clinch the regular-season title and home-court advantage in the SCIAC Tournament. The Sagehens improve to 17-1 overall and 5-0 in SCIAC play. This win marks the first win inside conference play over the Athenas since 2016 and the first win for the Sagehens at Biszantz since 2010.
The Sagehens thrived during the doubles competition as they took all three matches to set themselves up for a promising finish. Georgia Ryan (PO’23) and Janie Marcus (PO’23) notched a Sagehens win at No. 3 doubles with an 8-4 victory, and the No. 1 doubles team of Nina Ye (PO’24) and Maria Lyven (PO’22) as well as the No. 2 team of Pitzer’s Marissa Markey ’25 and Angie Zhou (PO’25) followed up with wins of 8-5 to take a 3-0 lead into singles. Markey is in her first season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis team.
The singles got off to a good start for the Sagehens as Ye took the lead to 4-0 after a quick 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 3 singles before CMS earned their first win of the day at No. 6 singles to make it 4-1.
CMS got the match to 4-2 after a win at No. 4 singles, but the clinch for the Sagehens came at the No. 1 spot as Lyven battled for three sets and came away with the 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win.
The Sagehens followed up with two more wins on the day as Zhou won at No. 2 singles 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, and Marcus won her singles at the No. 5 spot, 7-6, 6-7, 10-4.
Adapted from the Pomona-Pitzer Athletics press release “No. 2 Sagehens Secure SCIAC Regular Season Title With 7-2 Win Over No. 3 CMS.”
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.