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May 31, 2012

Ly and Sumida Selected to All-SCIAC Women's Tennis Teams

It was announced earlier this week that two University of Redlands women's tennis players earned All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) accolades, with sophomore Jessica Ly (Torrance, CA) collecting First-Team honors for the second time in her career and freshman Ceara Sumida (Hilo, HI) landing on the Second Team.

Despite battling through injures, Ly put together a 3-3 singles record in confernece matches while competing at the No. 1 slot.  All of her losses were against foes from top-15 ranked programs within the SCIAC.  She and junior Shannon Cassidy (Yuba City, CA) held down the top spot in doubles en route to a 7-3 showing, which included an impressive 8-1 win over the No. 1 duo from 14th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on April 22. 

Sumida arrived on the Bulldog women's tennis scene as a talented competitor who quickly secured her spot near the top of both lineups.  While playing No. 2 or No. 3, she mustered a 4-4 record in singles with all of her defeats coming against eventual All-SCIAC First-Teamers.  In doubles, she joined forces with rookie Julia Pollak (Holland, PA) as a viable tandem.  They also recorded a 7-3 mark, which included a pair of victories against both Cal Lutheran University and Whittier College.

The No. 23 Redlands Bulldogs finished the 2012 season with a solid 14-7 record to go along with a 7-3 mark in SCIAC competition for third place.