Sister Act Leads Oxy Past Wheaton

Sister Act Leads Oxy Past Wheaton

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LOS ANGELES — Led by the impressive play of the Adelman sisters, the Occidental women's tennis squad took down Wheaton (Mass.) 5-4 at Scholl Canyon on Thursday.

Alana Adelman and Olivia Adelman were the stars of the match, accounting for three of Oxy's five points, including the match-tying and match-clinching points. They had a big win at No. 3 doubles and each won their singles matches.

In their doubles competition, they reunited as a team for the first time since playing together at Nordoff HS in Ojai, dominating their opponents with pinpoint return of serves and aggressive net play. They deafeted Coonnor O'keefe and Harley Swanston, 8-4.

The Tigers were trailing 4-3 when Olivia tied the match with a win at No. 6 singles, beating Jordyn Paul 7-6 (5), 6-4. She played steady tennis from the baseline and picked her spots well in coming to the net with penetrating approach shots.

Alana earned the deciding point at No. 5 singles over Swanston, 6-3, 7-6 (6). The impressive part of her victory was that she was playing through an injured shoulder and trailed 6-2 in the tiebreaker before rallying to win six consecutive points to give Oxy the match.

The Tigers stormed the court in celebration and embraced the hero of the day.

Zoe Campbell won at No. 3 singles over O'keefe, 6-3, 7-5. She was down 4-1 in the second set before rallying to win the set and the match for the Tigers' only other singles win.

Campbell also was involved in Oxy's second doubles point as one half of the No. 2 team with Nicole Pelletier. Campbell and Pelletier defeated Miriam Cerrada and Allison Burton, 8-6.

Pelletier has been playing very well in doubles competition, winning four of her last five contests.

The Tigers were without captain and the heart and soul of their team, Andrea Clawson, who missed the match due to an injury.

Season Impact: Oxy improves to 4-6 on the season.

Next Match: The Tigers are back in action on Saturday, playing Principia at 11 a.m.

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