Women’s tennis team place fifth in PacWest Conference Championships

After concluding their regular season with a 19-8 record, the Sonoma State University women’s tennis team ended the Pacific West Conference championship 4-1, placing fifth overall.  

The Seawolves started the conference off strong in Surprise, Arizona with a 5-0 win against Holy Names University during the first round on Wednesday. 

Junior Jensyn Warren and freshman Carolyn Brooner started off the doubles competition with a 8-3 win. Sophomore Jenna DeTurk and senior Amanda Zuidema followed with an 8-2 win against the Hawks, along with another 8-2 doubles win by junior Katherine Long and freshman Hannah Highsmith. 

The match concluded with Warren winning her two singles matches 6-0 and 6-1, and DeTurk winning her’s 6-2 and 6-0.

Moving into the quarterfinals, the Seawolves took a loss against Point Loma 5-1 on Thursday. The morning had a slow start with three losses to the Sea Lions. Warren and Brooner lost their match 8-6, Zuidema and DeTurk lost their match 8-4 leaving with Long and Highsmith with a loss of 8-3. 

The morning of the PacWest Consolation Semifinal started off with wins from all three doubles matches against Stanislaus State University on Friday. Warren and Brooner won 8-1 and a 8-2 win from Zuidema and DeTurk. 

The doubles matches concluded with a 8-4 win from Long and Highsmith. The match ended with the two necessary singles match victories from Brooner with a 6-1, 6-1 win and DeTurk with a win of 6-0 and 6-2. 

The conference ended on Saturday morning with yet another 5-0 win from the Seawolves against Concordia University Irvine. 

The women’s team started out strong by winning the doubles matches 3-0. Warren and Brooner won 8-6, while DeTurk and Zuidema 8-3. 

Ending the doubles matches was Long and Highsmith, with a score of 8-4 against Concordia. 

Due to the lead from the doubles matches, the Seawolves only needed to win two singles matches to place fifth in the conference. DeTurk won her five singles matches 7-5 and 6-2, and Long won her singles matches with a 6-4 and 6-4 win over Concordia. 

The team expects to play in the NCAA Division II West Regionals on Saturday.