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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Tennis team was untested last week in a lopsided victory over Pacific Lutheran University 8-1.
The Purple & Gold have now won two in a row and improve to 4-6.
Whittier swept doubles taking an early lead. Kindall Yeung (Brea, Calif.) and Amanda Rodriguez (Glendora, Calif.) rolled at No. 1 winning 8-0. Avery Turner (Austin, TX) and Kallysta Lopez (Whittier, Calif.) looked good at No. 2 winning 8-2 and Madeline Schmidt-Perez (San Marino, Calif.) and Stacey Bendanillo (Brawley, Calif.) teamed up at No. 3 pulling out a breaker 8-7 (3).
In singles, the Poets continued to roll taking five of six. Yeung swept at No. 1 winning 6-1, 6-0 and was followed by Rodriguez at No. 2 and Lopez at No. 4 each winning 6-1, 6-1.
Turner had a hiccup in her first set at No. 3 needing a break to win 6-4 but found her rhythm in the second rolling 6-0. Schmidt-Perez remained in singles at No. 5 and despite a tough 7-5 opening frame was able to bounce back to roll 6-0.
The lone loss for Whittier on the day came at No. 6 from Kiara Embrey (Los Angeles, Calif.) who was able to bounce back from falling 6-1 in the opening set to win 6-4 in the second only to lose a third set breaker 10-5.