Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis Team 4th in Nation
The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis team ranked No. 4 nationally after a post-semifinals match against Denison on May 15, which Denison took at 5-2.
The Sagehens defeated Bowdoin 5-3 in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on May 13 at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, but was defeated 5-2 by Williams in the semifinals on May 14. They then faced Denison on May 15 to determine who would take the third and fourth places.
The quarterfinals match was tight with the lead bouncing between Bowdoin and Pomona-Pitzer. According to The Times Record, Bowdoin had a 2-1 lead from doubles pairs, with Siobhan Finicane ‘10 and Olivia Muesse ’10 responsible for the Pomona-Pitzer doubles win. We took the lead with three straight singles wins from Finicane, Muesse and Kasyn Stevenson ‘09. Bowdoin took one more singles win, but Lindsay Clough ’09 led Pomona-Pitzer to victory with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over her Bowdoin opponent.
In the semifinal match, Pomona-Pitzer initially led with a 2-1 victory in doubles secured by the teams of Finicane/Muesse and Rebecca Lange/Stevenson. However, Williams secured their overall 5-2 victory with a sweep of the six singles matches.
The individual phase of the NCAA Division III championship is occurring May 16 to 18 with the top 32 singles and 16 doubles competing. Finicane was seeded number one for the singles, and is also competing in the doubles portion with her partner Muesse. Lange is also competing in singles. Visit the NCAA.com site for the singles and doubles brackets, and return here on Monday for the championship results.