The 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women's Tennis Postseason Tournament is set for Friday-Saturday, May 3-4 on the campus on the campus of the first and second seeds.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) enters postseason tournament action with an overall record of 21-1 highlighted by a 7-0 mark in conference play. The Athenas will host fourth-seeded Redlands (8-11, 4-3 SCIAC) at 4 p.m. on Friday in the semifinals. CMS dropped just five points in conference play en route to its unblemished slate. Pomona-Pitzer (14-4 overall), which secured the second seed with a 6-1 SCIAC record will host third-seeded Caltech (10-6) which logged a 5-2 record in a contest that will take place at 4 p.m. The winners will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 on the campus of the highest remaining seed.
Against the tournament field, CMS was 3-0, notching a 9-0 win over Redlands, a 7-2 win over Pomona-Pitzer, and a 6-3 victory over Caltech. The Sagehens notched a 7-2 in over the Beavers, and a 7-2 win over the Bulldogs, while Caltech edged Redlands, 5-4 in the regular season.
CMS's Catherine Allen, playing at No. 1 singles, is 16-2 overall and 5-2 in conference play, while Nicole Tan posted an 11-3 mark that was bolstered by a 4-1 mark in SCIAC play this season. Allen and primary partner Caroline Cox picked up a 23-2 record at No. 1 doubles, including a 7-0 mark against conference competition. Pomona-Pitzer's Caroline Casper was 20-8 during the 2018-19 season primarily from the No. 1 court. She was 6-0 in league matches this season. She and primary doubles partner Jay Kim went 9-3 during the season.
Kana Moriyama of Caltech was the Beavers' force in No. 1 singles all season, posting a 9-9 mark overall that was fueled by a 5-2 mark in SCIAC play. Moriyama and No. 1 doubles partner Sarina Liu were 11-7 this season, and 4-3 against conference foes. Playing at 2, 3, 4, and 5 singles this season, Redlands' Karen Kobayashi built a 14-7 record, including a 3-2 in league action. Elizabeth Johnson and Halle Martinucci saw the bulk of the action at No. 1 doubles for the Bulldogs and posted a 12-11 overall tally, which included a 4-2 mark against SCIAC foes.