The women’s tennis team defeated Cal State LA, Holy Names and Dominican to finish out their regular season. These wins brought the team to a 12-6 record before they play in their conference championship.
On Saturday, April 13 the Seawolves would face off against the Holy Names University Hawks. For seniors Clarisa Colling and Jensyn Warren, this would be their final home match. “It was sad that it was the last time I was going to be playing a match on those courts, but it was also amazing to have everyone there supporting me,” said Warren.
Warren is currently ranked at #16 nationally in singles play. She was able to defeat her singles opponent 6-2, 6-0 and then win 6-2 in doubles play with Carolyn Brooner.
In the two games over the weekend, Sonoma State won 17 out of 18 matches.
The Seawolves went on to win five out of six singles matches against the Hawks. They would then win all three doubles matches in the lopsided victory.
Seawolf Jenna DeTurk won her singles match in straight sets, both 6-0. “I thought I played a good match and it was good practice for the conference tournament,” said DeTurk.
DeTurk was paired with Hannah Highsmith for the #3 doubles slot and were able to win 6-1. Clarisa Colling and Carolina Alfonsin would also won their doubles match, 6-3.
In the win, Warren sustained an achilles injury and was unable to play in their match the next day at Dominican.
Clarisa Colling would step into the #1 slot for singles and put on a strong performance. Colling won the first set 6-3. She then swept the next set 6-0 against the Penguins top player.
The Seawolves came into the weekend ranked #30 nationally and solidified themselves as a top contender by finishing 12-6 overall. With a record of 4-14, the Dominican Penguins struggled to match the skill of the Seawolves. Sonoma State won all six of their singles matches.
DeTurk and Brooner would play as the top doubles pair, winning their match 6-2. The second and third doubles pairs would continue the strong play, winning 6-2 and 6-4.
Their regular season concluded and the team looks forward to the Pacific West Championships. The games will start on April 17 in Arizona.
The turnaround gives Warren a limited amount of time to heal from her achilles injury. “I am a bit nervous hoping it will heal in time to play 100% for the conference tournament. I am hopeful,” said Warren.
“I think we’re definitely ready, we beat Dominican 7-0 yesterday and we all played strong singles and doubles,” said DeTurk. “I’m excited to see how far we can take it this year.”
The team has played very well and has high hopes for their trip to Arizona. They will be the #4 ranked team coming into the conference championship. Warren said, “As a team, I’m super excited and think we can make it to nationals. We are so close to beating the better teams and I am so excited to give it our 100%.”