Women's tennis opens California trip with 9-0 victory

PASADENA, Calif. -- The 40th-ranked Colby College women's tennis team had no problems in a 9-0 win over Pacific Lutheran in the first match of the spring break California trip Monday.

In the later match, the Mules fell 8-1 to 21st-ranked California Institute of Technology. 
 
Lydia Venditti won at first singles and teamed with Carly Levitz for a first doubles win. In the closest match of the day, Katherine Dougherty and Lindsey Hernandez won 8-6 at second doubles. Isha Banerjee and Kahler Mabbs were 8-5 winners at the third spot. 
 
Gabriela Venditti, Callie Nesbitt, Dougherty, Gabriella Gabel, and Emilia Callery (pictured) also won singles matches. The six singles players for the Mules combined to lose just 12 games.6-2, 5-7, (10-6).
 
In the Cal Tech match, all three doubles matches were close. The Mules had their win from Gabel at sixth singles by scores of 
 
Colby  9, Pacific Lutheran 0
Doubles
1: Lydia Venditti/Carly Levitz, C, d. Hannah Jeffries/Bayley Gochanour, 8-0
2: Katherine Dougherty/Lindsey Hernandez, C, d. Kristi Floyd/Michelle Batin, 8-6
3: Isha Banerjee/Kahler Mabbs, C, d. Kyle Rademacher/Lauren Kearney, 8-5
Singles
1: Venditti, C, d. Jeffries, 6-1, 6-1
2: Gabriela Venditti, C, d. Gochanour, 6-1, 6-1
3: Callie Nesbitt, C, d. Kristi Floyd, 6-1, 6-3
4: Dougherty, C, d. Rademacher, 6-0, 6-1
5: Gabriella Gabel, C, d. Kearney, 6-2, 6-0
6: Emilia Callery, C, d. Batin, 6-1, 6-0
 
Cal Tech 8, Colby 1
Doubles
1: Moriyama/Liu, CT, d. G. Venditti/Nesbitt, 8-4
2: Tifrea/Hyun, CT, d. L. Venditti/Levitz, 8-6
3: Yu/Roychoudhury, CT, d. Dougherty/Gabel, 8-7
Singles
1: Moriyama, CT, d. Levitz, 6-4, 5-7, (10-6)
2: Tifrea, CT, d. L. Venditti, 6-0, 6-1
3: Yu, CT, d. G. Venditti, 6-1, 6-3
4: Hyan, CT, d. Nesbitt, 6-4, 6-1
5: Liu, CT, d. Dougherty, 6-2, 6-1
6: Gabel, C, d. Roychoudhury, 6-2, 5-7, (10-6)