Mixed results for women's tennis during busy weekend

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University women's tennis team earned mixed results with a pair of home dual matches over the weekend. First, the Panthers defeated visiting Occidental College 9-0 on Saturday at Anaheim Hills Racquet Club and then lost 9-0 to No. 12-ranked Washington University (Mo.) on Sunday at the Chapman Tennis Courts.

Chapman 9, Occidental 0

In the Panthers' second SCIAC match of the season, they picked up their second win and first shutout of the year. Each of Chapman's Nos. 3 through 6 seeds won in straight sets, only surrendering a total of five games combined. In the No. 3 position, senior Genna Ford improved to 4-1 this spring with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Meanwhile junior Kelley Klebenow won her fifth straight match from the No. 4 position 6-1, 6-0.

Ford and doubles partner sophomore Sophia Duong made quick work of the Tigers on Court #2 with an 8-1 win for their first victory together this year.

Box score: http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/wten/2012-13/files/oxy-cu.htm

Washington 9, Chapman 0

The roles were reversed less than 24 hours later as Chapman found itself the victim of a shutout at the hands of the nationally-ranked Bears. Ford and Klebenow each had their winning streaks snapped and Chapman fell to 2-4 overall. Ford put up a good fight on the No. 3 court, rallying after a first set loss to win the second 6-4, but lost the third in a tiebreak format 10-3.

Washington carried all the momentum after three closely-contested doubles matches went its way. The Bears won on each of the first two courts 8-6 before Betsy Edershile and Jamie Silverberg outlasted the Panthers' senior Arielle Kubetschek and junior Madison Mathis 9-8 (7-5) in a heartbreaker for Chapman.

No rest for the Panthers as they return to the courts on Monday night against regional foe Texas-Tyler under the lights at the Chapman Tennis Courts at 7 p.m.

Box score: http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/wten/2012-13/files/wash-cu.htm

by Doug Aiken
Sports Information Director

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