IUP lost to California, 5-0, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s tennis championships Sunday at the Maple Street Courts on campus.
The Crimson Hawks were making their third straight appearance in the championship match, losing to California each time. California won its seventh straight title and eighth overall.
IUP, 17-7 and ranked second in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region, will play in the regional tournament this weekend and could serve as the host for a first-round match.
BASEBALL: IUP dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Slippery Rock on Sunday, 3-0 and 4-3, and fell two games behind the Rock in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division standings.
IUP fell to 21-16 overall and 7-9 in the division. Slippery Rock improved to 27-15 and 9-7, taking three of the four games in the weekend series.
The Crimson Hawks managed just three hits in the opener, and Kyle Zaorski (2-4) suffered the loss, allowing an unearned run on his own error in the fourth and two in the sixth on three straight hits.
In the second game, Slippery Rock took a 2-0 lead before IUP scored three runs in the fifth. John Beatty started the rally with a leadoff double, and Dylan Tice, Troy Foster and David McNeill delivered RBI singles.
Slippery Rock regained the lead in the bottom of the inning, capitalizing on two errors and two hits to score twice.
Matt Szukics (2-2) took the loss in relief.
IUP plays a doubleheader at Bloomsburg on Tuesday.