Monday, March 2, 2009

Mary Washington defeats Pomona-Pitzer 8-1

I called this the match of two teams trying to prove something. To me, neither of them really did their job today. Mary Washington was dominant in doubles and despite winning 5 of 6 singles, they struggled in almost every match. Pomona-Pitzer is trying to prove that they belong in the same conversation as other teams looking to crack the top 25. Two 8-1 losses in a row certainly don't send this message. Both teams have more chances very soon, but as of now they both leave the nation unimpressed. Scores can be found on the College Tennis Online Division 3 Page.

Someone also requested a wrap-up of this weekend... We had Washington & Lee win two nailbiters against Salisbury and CNU in the Atlantic South, both by a 5-4 score. In the Central, we had DePauw look very dominant in a match against a decent Luther team. In the Northeast, Skidmore looked very good and defeated Vassar 9-0 and followed with a 6-3 victory over a struggling TCNJ squad. Out west, Cal Lutheran put themselves in the conversation for the top 25 by crushing Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.

This upcoming weekend has some really huge matches so stay tuned for more coverage this week. There won't be much movement in the rankings as far as the top 12 are concerned, but expect to see a Redlands drop and possibly some movement in the 20-25 range. The ITA also releases their first rankings sometime tomorrow and I'll post them as soon as they are available.