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SUBBIAH TAKES DOWN NO. 15 PLAYER IN THE WEST OXY LOSES FIRST SCIAC MATCH

By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director
 

LOS ANGELESKrishnaveni Subbiah (Beaverton, Ore.) beat the No. 15 ranked player in the West in No. 1 singles, but the Occidental College women's tennis team lost its first SCIAC match of the season to No. 26 Redlands 8-1 at Scholl Canyon on Friday, ending its three-match winning streak.

Subbiah defeated Jessica Ly 6-4, 6-1, improving to 5-4 in Oxy's top spot this season while making her own case for national recognition in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's next weekly poll.

The Tigers (5-5, 0-1 SCIAC) had defeated Mills, Kalamazoo and Pacific Lutheran during the win streak dating back to March 5.

Redlands (8-4, 1-0 SCIAC) was too tough. The Bulldogs swept the doubles and took every singles match besides Subbiah's win for a decisive victory.

Rachel Buckner and Subbiah lost for the first time this season as Oxy's No. 1 doubles team to Ly and Shannon Cassidy, falling to 9-1.

Oxy travels to Claremont on Saturday to face Pomona-Pitzer in its second of six consecutive SCIAC matches on Saturday. Doubles start at 10 a.m.