LOS ANGELES — Samantha Farrell earned another win at No. 1 singles, outlasting Annika Kezman 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
The Tigers were edged as a group by Salisbury, 7-2.
Farrell, a senior from Oakland, responded well after dropping the first set. Kezman was consistent and hit high moon-ball forehands. Farrell remained composed and took her shots on the rise, taking away Kezman's time. In the tiebreaker, Farrell found her rhythm and competitive spirit, finishing off the win with a flat, aggressive forehand cross court.
Farrell's only losses this year came against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands.
Oxy's other win came at No. 3 doubles where Nicole Pelletier and Lauren Hutkin are finding their stride as a doubles team. Hutkin had a presence at the net, coming up with volleys that put her opponents on their heels. Pellitier stayed consistent with her double-handed forehand.
"As a group, our team was very focused and composed," Oxy head coach Rachel Manasse said.
The Oxy women fall to 2-4 on the season.
Oxy's next match is Saturday against Wellesley, opening a streak of four consecutive non-conference matches in as many days.
|Position||Occidental College||Salisbury University||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||Samantha Farrell||Annika Kezman||Occidental College||4-6, 6-3, 10-8|
|#2 Singles||Andrea Clawson||Julia Kwedi||Salisbury University||6-3, 6-1|
|#3 Singles||Alana Adelman||Taylor Cooper||Salisbury University||6-0, 6-0|
|#4 Singles||Nicole Pellitier||Sydney Soto||Salisbury University||6-1, 6-1|
|#5 Singles||Lauren Hutkin||Jordan Schaefer||Salisbury University||6-3, 6-2|
|#6 Singles||Emily Davis||Shannon Hickman||Salisbury University||6-2, 6-1|
|#1 Doubles|| Samantha Farrell
| Annika Kezman
|#2 Doubles|| Andrea Clawson
| Jordan Schaefer
|#3 Doubles|| Nicole Pellitier
| Taylor Cooper