(Story Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information Department)
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The 17th-ranked Trinity women's tennis team was eliminated with a 5-1 loss in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs against #5 Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) Colleges on Saturday.
The Tigers wrapped up their eighth consecutive NCAA postseason event, finishing the season with a 13-7 overall record.
Pomona-Pitzer took an early lead by winning the third line of doubles, as Andrea De Leon and Francesca Canjar lost their first match of the season as a duo, and finished with a 5-1 mark.
Caroline Kutach and Megan Flores evened things up by winning #2 doubles, for Trinity's only victory of the match. The Tiger tandem completed the season with a 10-6 record.
Mary Kaffen and Zoe Kaffen were edged 8-7 on the top line as the Sagehens took a 2-1 lead heading into singles. The Kaffen twins finished the campaign at 10-9 as a doubles team.
The second line of singles went to the Sagehens, who then led 3-1.
De Leon lost the first set of #4 singles and fought back in the second stanza, but was edged in a tiebreaker.
Kutach won the opening set of #1 singles, and then lost the second and third, as Pomona-Pitzer clinched the dual match.
Kutach finished the season with a 12-5 record and is the third Singles alternate for the NCAA Championships, which begin May 24 at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
There was plenty of action on the remaining courts, as all three remaining singles matches went to a third set.