Oxy defeats Pacific (Ore.) for second win in a row

Oxy defeats Pacific (Ore.) for second win in a row
By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director

LOS ANGELES — Riding a dominant singles performance by five of its six scorers, the Occidental College women's tennis team earned its second victory in a row, beating Pacific (Ore.) 6-3 at the Mckinnon Family Tennis Courts on Tuesday.

No. 1 Ama Oparison (Bradenton, Fla.), No. 2 Keilani Ericksen (Waimanalo, Hawaii), No. 3 Sara Charney (South Pasadena), No. 4 Catherine Anderson (Newton Square, Pa.), and No. 5 Amber Gadsden (Yigo, Guam) all won convincingly.

Charney and Ericksen added an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.

After playing a handful of ranked opponents, Oxy is back on the right track.

"I am proud of the team and our performance through the season despite the record," Oxy coach Jeffrey Normile said "I don't think it's indicative of the progress we've made. We have refocused and we're concentrating on the process, not just the result."

Oxy is back in action on Wednesday, hosting Pacific Lutheran at 3 p.m. at Scholl Canyon, and then the Tigers (3-6) return to SCIAC play on Friday against La Verne.

Occidental College 6, Pacific (Ore.) 3

Mar 26, 2013 at Los Angeles, CA (Mckinnon Family Tennis Courts)


Singles competition

1. Ama Oparison (OXYW) def. Battaglia, Francesca (PAC) 6-0, 6-2

2. Keilani Ericksen (OXYW) def. Do, Lillian (PAC) 6-0, 6-1

3. Sara Charney (OXYW) def. Rhodaback, Carlee (PAC) 6-1, 6-0

4. Catherine Anderson (OXYW) def. Lack, Kelsey (PAC) 6-0, 6-0

5. Amber Gadsden (OXYW) def. Hunter, Danielle (PAC) 6-1, 6-2

6. Craviotto, Amber (PAC) def. Lucy Malloch (OXYW) 6-3, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Sara Charney/Keilani Ericksen (OXYW) def. Do, Lillian/Waldron, Synclaire (PAC) 8-4

2. Sheller, Becky/Battaglia, Francesca (PAC) def. Amber Gadsden/Ama Oparison (OXYW) 8-4

3. Lack, Kelsey/Craviotto, Amber (PAC) def. Lucy Malloch/Catherine Anderson (OXYW) 8-4


Match Notes

Occidental College 3-6; Regional ranking #20

T-2:45 A-31