RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Whittier College women's tennis team opened its season with an impressive 8-1 win over La Sierra on Wednesday afternoon. Last year the Poets started their season by dropping its first 13 matches before it earned its first victory.
Whittier (1-0) put the match away early as all three doubles teams earned wins. The No. 2 team of Maryrose Vigorita and Victoria Curtis got the matched started with an 8-0 win.
The No. 1 doubles team of Kady Oliker and Lauren Gelgur continued the success at doubles with an 8-1 win while the No. 3 team of Elizabeth Reitzell and Katie Davidson won 8-2.
Reitzell returned to the court at No. 3 doubles and officially clinched the match for the purple and gold. She cruised to a 6-0, 6-0, win, a feat that was duplicated at No. 4 singles by Vigorita.
Gelgur took care of business at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-1, victory and Reme Bohlin won by the same score at No. 6 singles.
At the top spot on the singles side, Oliker earned a hard fought 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (3-1) win.
Whittier returns to the courts on Saturday, January 30, as it plays host to Hope International at Noon at the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts.