NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (1-2) lost 7-0 to No. 26 Pepperdine Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference contest. The doubles tandem of Nigora Sirojiddinova and Anna Yang had the most success against the Waves, forcing their No. 2 doubles match to a hectic finish before falling 9-7.
Wednesday marked the third-straight match for CSUN against a nationally ranked opponent to open the 2012 season. After splitting their time at the ITA Kickoff Weekend on the campus of The University of Miami, the Matadors found their return to California spoiled by the 26th-ranked Waves.
No Matador singles players made it to a third set and Pepperdine swept the doubles matches as well.
CSUN returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 5 when it starts its Big West campaign with a match against Cal State Fullerton in Orange County. First serve between the Matadors and Titans is slated for noon.
Northridge's home opener is on Feb. 11 against Gonzaga with first serve at 1 p.m.
Cal State Northridge vs Pepperdine
Feb 1, 2012 at Malibu, Calif.
(Ralph-Straus Tennis Center)
#26 Pepperdine 7, Cal State Northridge 0
1. #72 Ale Granillo (PEP) def. Jennifer Sher (CSUN) 6-2, 6-3
2. Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-1, 6-1
3. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) def. Sabrina Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 6-1, 6-1
4. Arianna Colffer (PEP) def. Maria Pistalu (CSUN) 6-4, 4-1
5. Ali Walters (PEP) def. Anna Yang (CSUN) 6-4, 6-1
6. Megan Moore (PEP) def. Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) 6-3, 6-1
1. Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Jennifer Sher/Sabrina Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 8-3
2. Ali Walters/Megan Moore (PEP) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova/Anna Yang (CSUN) 9-7
3. Arianna Colffer/Ale Granillo (PEP) def. Maria Pistalu/Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) 8-4
Cal State Northridge 1-2
Pepperdine 2-0; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,5,6,1,4)