Rancho Santa Fe tennis player helps lead team to championship


Rancho Santa Fe’s Monica Pastor was the co-captain of the Williams College women’s tennis team that won the NCAA National Women’s Tennis (DIII) Championship May 20 in Mason, Ohio.

Beating Emory University 5-4 in the finals, the Williams team has now won seven of the past eight national championships in its division.

Pastor, 21, a 2011 graduate of Pacific Ridge School, has been on a national championship team in three of her four years at Williams. She plays singles and doubles. After graduating in June, she plans to live in New York City and work in advertising.

“Our victory at Nationals was one of the happiest days of my life because of our team’s spirit and talent,” said Pastor. “It capped off my terrific four years at Williams.”