RECAP: P-P women’s tennis beats UCSD in close match, falls to CMS

A player hits a backhand with her right hand, while her left is suspended near her left ear.
Grace Hruska PZ ’19 calls for a let during the No. 1 doubles match in the Sixth Street tennis battle on April 24. (Amy Best • The Student Life)

The No. 5 P-P women’s tennis team (14-4, 6-1 SCIAC) went 1-1 last week, beating UC San Diego (12-7) 5-4 Saturday before losing to No. 2 CMS (21-1, 7-0 SCIAC) 7-2 Wednesday. Against the Tritons, the Sagehens got out to a 2-1 lead in doubles competition.

P-P then split the six singles matches with UCSD, holding on for a one-point win. Rebecca Salaway PO ’20 came back at No. 6 singles, after losing the first set 4-6, to win the next two 6-1.

Against the Athenas, Caroline Casper PO ’19 picked up a big win at No. 1 singles against Catherine Allen SC ’20 in a matchup of two nationally-ranked players, prevailing 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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