Women's Tennis Splits First Two Games of California Trip

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Lewis & Clark women’s tennis team slip the first two games of its five game California trip, falling to Occidental College 3-6, before defeating California Tech 6-0. Sophomore Whitney DeBree led the way for the Pioneers, grabbing two singles victories as well as a double win with teammate Amalia Nilsson.

DeBree’s first singles win came at the No. 2 singles spot against Jen Wahba of Occidental College. DeBree took both sets, winning the first one 6-3 before winning the second set 6-4. The pair did battle again, this time in doubles with DeBree once again having the upper hand. With Nilsson by her side, DeBree took down Wahba and Kris Subbiah 8-3. It was the second time that Subbiah went down, falling to Nilsson at the No. 1 singles spot by identical 6-4 results.

Against California Tech, DeBree moved into the No. 1 singles spot, defeating Lang 6-1, 6-1. Paige Earhart defeated M. Jung in the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-0, while Clio Beatty took down W. Ye in the No. 3 spot 6-1, 6-3. At the No. 4 singles spot, Mika Yokayano defeated C. Dung (6-0, 6-0), Alix Dixon defeated P. Siriana at the No. 5 spot (6-0, 6-0), while Caitlyn Homer took down S. Shaia at the No. 6 spot (6-0, 6-0).

The Pioneers return to the courts for game three of their trip, facing Claremont at 2 p.m.

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