Claremont, Calif., March 13, 2016 – The No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team dropped the second of its five-match California road trip at No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Sunday.
Junior Rebecca Ho provided the highlight of the day for the Bears as she defeated No. 6-ranked Joy Kim 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. It was Ho's second straight-set victory over Kim this season after she earned a 6-3, 6-2 win over her Feb. 26 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
1. #15 Maryann Zhao/Emily Chen (PPW) def. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 8-3
2. Lea Lynn Yen/Caroline Casper (PPW) def. Rebecca Ho/Kate Lee (WASHU) 8-3
3. Joy Kim/Arianna Chen (PPW) def. Aly Coran/Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) 9-8 (10-8)
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. #6 Joy Kim (PPW) 6-1, 6-1
2. Caroline Casper (PPW) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 6-2, 6-4
3. #26 Maryann Zhao (PPW) def. Grace Deering (WASHU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
4. Mae Coyiuto (PPW) def. Aly Coran (WASHU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Arianna Chen (PPW) def. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Emily Chen (PPW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHU) 6-2, 6-3
• Pomona-Pitzer earned a 7-2 win over the Bears Feb. 26 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
• Ho moved into a tie for 20th on WashU's all-time wins list with her 107th career victory.
• All eight of WashU's dual matches have been against teams ranked No. 21 or higher.
WashU dropped to 5-3 overall, while Pomona-Pitzer improved to 7-1 with its seventh win in a row. The Bears continue their road trip by taking on No. 17 Wesleyan University (Conn.) at 11:30 a.m. (PT) at The Claremont Club in Claremont, Calif.