CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 9 University of Chicago women's tennis team fell to strong No. 2-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a score of 8-1 Friday to complete the Maroons' Spring Break trip to California.
The No. 2 doubles team of junior Marjorie Antohi and first-year Lauren Park were the lone Maroons to capture a point for UChicago (6-4), as the duo defeated CMS' (15-1) pair of Sarah Bahsoun and Nicole Tan by a score of 8-4.
All three doubles matches were close, as UChicago's No. 1 pair of Catherine Xu and Eugenia Lee took the Athenas to the tiebreaker, eventually falling by a score of 8-7 (7-2). UChicago first-years Lainey Axel and Nicole Semenov also played strong, falling 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.
Xu put together the best match at singles for the Maroons, winning her first set at No. 2 by a score of 6-4 before falling in three sets in a marathon match.
#2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8, #9 UChicago 1
1. Catherine Allen (CMS) def. Marjorie Antohi (UCW) 6-0, 6-2.
2. Nicole Tan (CMS) def. Catherine Xu (UCW) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Rebecca Berger (CMS) def. Lauren Park (UCW) 6-1, 6-3
4. Sydney Lee (CMS) def. Eugenia Lee (UCW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Caroline Cox (CMS) def. Nicole Semenov (UCW) 6-0, 6-4
6. Sarah Bahsoun (CMS) def. Annika Pandey (UCW) 6-1, 6-3
1. Catherine Allen/Caroline Cox (CMS) def. Xu/Lee (UCW) 8-7 (7-2)
2. Antohi/Park(UCW) def. Sarah Bahsoun/Nicole Tan (CMS) 8-4
3. Rebecca Berger/Madison Shea (CMS) def. Lainey Axel/Semenov (UCW) 8-6
- Friday, April 5-6: No. 9 UChicago at Midwest Invite, TBA