Bulldog Women’s Tennis Collects Three All-SCIAC Awards

Left-to-right:  Natalie Etchegaray, Jessica Ly, Ceara Sumida
Left-to-right: Natalie Etchegaray, Jessica Ly, Ceara Sumida

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced on Thursday evening that three University of Redlands women's tennis players landed on the All-Conference teams for their contributions to the 11th-ranked Bulldogs' third-place finish.  Junior Jessica Ly (Torrance, CA) and freshman Natalie Etchegaray (Placentia, CA) both garnered First-Team accolades for the Maroon and Gray, while sophomore Ceara Sumida (Hilo, HI) represented Redlands on the Second Team.

Ly collects her third-consecutive First-Team honor while leading the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record as a team against conference competition.  Individually, she battled against the top players in the SCIAC at No. 1 singles, compiling a 4-4 record in her third season.  In addition, Ly joined forces with Sumida at the No. 1 doubles slot, racking up an impressive 7-1 record against conference competition.

Due to her stellar performances, Etchegaray earns her inaugural All-Conference selection as a rookie contributor.  While bursting onto the SCIAC scene, she registered a 7-1 mark in conference action as the No. 2 singles player for the Bulldogs.  In doubles play, Etchegaray teamed up with sophomore teammate Julia Pollak (Holland, PA) to compile a 7-1 conference record as the No. 2 doubles duo.

Garnering her second-straight Second-Team All-SCIAC honor, Sumida put together a solid 6-2 record as the No. 3 singles competitor for Redlands.  She also played a critical role in the top doubles tandem's success that culminated in a 7-1 mark.

For a complete list of the All-SCIAC recipients, please visit www.thesciac.org.