Sagehens Topple Whittier To Close Regular Season

Claremont, Calif. - The No. 13 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team swept doubles and went on to take a 6-3 win over No. 22 Whittier on Friday at the Pauley Tennis Complex.

Senior Chris Wiechert (pictured) was honored prior to the game on Senior Day before his final collegiate home match and went on to capture an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles, along with freshman Anthony Bello.

With the win, the Sagehens are now 14-6 overall and 6-1 in the SCIAC and will be the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Tournament. Whittier slips to 9-10 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

After Wiechert and Bello won the final eight games in a row for their 8-1 win, the No. 3 doubles team of freshman Graham Maassen and junior Connor Hudson finished off an 8-1 win as well to put the Sagehens ahead 2-0. The match at No. 2 was tighter, but sophomore Sam Crawford served out an 8-6 win with sophomore Jonathan Kim.

The Sagehens earned the team clinch relatively quickly, as freshman Jake Yasgoor took a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles, and Kim won by the same score at No. 5 to put Pomona-Pitzer ahead 5-1. Freshman Josh Kim won the last five games in a row to take a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 6 to make the score 6-1. The Poets earned the final two points as Samuel Farmer won in three sets at No. 3 (6-4, 4-6, 6-4) and Troy Chavez won in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 (7-5, 3-6, 12-10) after fighting off a match point.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next weekend at the annual Ojai Tournament before competing in the SCIAC Championships on May 2-3.