ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University women's tennis team dropped its home opener to Brandeis University, 7-2 at the Chapman Tennis Courts on Wednesday. The Panthers secured just one match each in singles and doubles play.
Chapman junior Kelley Klebenow held on in a tight match to record the team's only singles victory on the day, defeating Brandeis' Alexa Katz, 6-4 and 7-6 from the No. 7 position. Freshman Andrea Hammer held the No. 1 position on Wednesday, but fell to the Judges' Carley Cooke, 6-1, 6-0.
Sophomore Sophia Duong, who played the majority of her matches in the No. 1 position as a freshman last year, faced Faith Broderick in the No. 2 position and lost, 6-2, 6-4.
The Panthers held their own in doubles play, but came away with just one victory. Hammer and Duong were featured in the No. 1 position, but lost to Cooke and Broderick, 8-3. Klebenow and senior Arielle Kubetschek salvaged a doubles victory from the No. 3 position, winning 8-4.
Chapman will look to win its first match of the season on Saturday at 10 a.m. when it opens up SCIAC play versus Cal Lutheran at the Chapman Tennis Courts.
by Ryan Cavinder
Sports Information Assistant
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