Women's Tennis Closes Out West Coast Swing With Win Over Wis.-Whitewater

Joulia Likhanskaia won points at both #1 singles and doubles while going head-to-head with the nation's fifth-ranked player
Joulia Likhanskaia won points at both #1 singles and doubles while going head-to-head with the nation's fifth-ranked player

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Bowdoin women's tennis team closed out its California schedule with an 8-1 win over Wisconsin-Whitewater on Monday morning.

The third-ranked Polar Bears rebounded from their first setback of the season to improve to 7-1. The Warhawks suffered just their second loss of the season, falling to 11-2.

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin took a 2-1 lead following doubles play. The Polar Bears earned points at #1 and #2 in dominant fashion. Joulia Likhanskaia and Samantha Stalder captured an 8-3 win at the top while Tess Trinka and Pilar Giffenig combined for an 8-1 victory at #2.
  • The Polar Bears swept singles play. Likhanskaia knocked off Megan Humphreys, currently ranked fifth in the country for singles, in straight sets (7-6, 6-4). Stalder did not drop a game at #2 and Sasa Jovanovic put together 6-1, 6-1 results at #6.
  • Trinka earned the win at #3 (6-3, 6-0) and Tasha Christ also won in straight sets (6-0, 7-5). Giffenig won her match in a third set tiebreaker with a 13-11 edge (6-2, 4-6, 1-0).

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to the East Coast and hosts both Colby and Bates on April 2, beginning at 10:00 a.m.