No. 30 Spartan Women's Tennis Swept by No. 9 C-M-S

Marianne Bonanno (photo by Ryan Baker)
Marianne Bonanno (photo by Ryan Baker)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Squaring off versus No. 9 nationally-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Calif.) as part of its annual spring break trip, the No. 30 Case Western Reserve University women's tennis squad fell to the host Athenas by a 9-0 score on Sunday afternoon at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

The Spartans slip to 7-4 overall, while C-M-S, the Intercollege Tennis Association's West Region's top-ranked team, remains perfect at 7-0.

In doubles, the hosts secured all three points with the Spartan duo of freshmen Sara Zargham (Torrance, Calif./California Academy of Math and Science) and Surya Khadilkar (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Hawken School) nearly taking a point in an 8-3 loss at No. 2. 

In singles play, sophomore Marianne Bonanno (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) possessed a 5-4 advantage in the second set of the No. 4 flight before Caroline Ward grabbed the last three games (6-0, 7-5) to secure the win.

Case will have two days off from competition before the squad continues its spring break road swing on Wednesday, March 13 versus La Verne University (Calif.). First serve versus the Leopards, ranked No. 16 in the West Region, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. PST.