No. 25 Redlands Women's Tennis Tops No. 30 Chapman in SCIAC Action

The No. 25 University of Redlands women's tennis team welcomed the No. 30 Chapman University Panthers to Verdieck Courts on Saturday for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) match.  After charging out to a 2-1 lead in the doubles, the Bulldogs stayed the course and captured four of the six singles to earn the 6-3 triumph.

Junior Kate Dolan (St. Louis, MO) and sophomore Jackie Lacy (Palm Desert, CA) put Redlands on the board with an 8-4 victory at the No. 2 slot.  Although Chapman evened the tally with a win at No. 3, junior Elizabeth Johnson(Portland, OR) and sophomore Sarah Ikioka (Wailuku, HI) answered for the Maroon and Gary by topping their No. 1 opponents in an 8-5 decision.

First-year Lexi Lehman (Scottsdale, AZ) kept things rolling for the Bulldogs in singles, as she came away victorious at No. 3 by scores of 6-3, 6-1.  First-year Karen Kobayashi (Sappora, Japan) followed suit at No. 5 with her 6-1, 6-2 victory to make 4-1, which set up Ikioka's clincher at the No. 1 spot.  With a solid performance, Ikioka registered a 6-4, 6-2 to seal the deal on the team's triumph.

In addition, Dolan recorded a straight-set win at No. 6.

Redlands (9-8, 3-1 SCIAC) hosts Cal Lutheran University on Friday, April 13, at 3 p.m. on Verdieck Courts.