Matador Tennis Posts 7-0 Sweep of UC Riverside

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (4-1, 2-0 Big West) defeated UC Riverside 7-0 Saturday afternoon at Matador Tennis Complex in a Big West Conference match. The Matadors did not lose a set in singles action and won two doubles matches 8-0 as they rebounded from their first loss of the season earlier in the week.

Following Thursday's loss at LMU, CSUN turned in an impressive performance against the visiting Highlanders.

In doubles action, the Matadors' No. 1 team of Criss Rodriguez and Vivian Lin rolled to an 8-0 victory. At No. 2, freshmen Kristen Poei and Mickey Hsu won 8-0 and at No. 3, Jessica Warren and Lorraine Cheung won by the same result.

In singles action, Rodriguez was a late scratch but Lin made the move to No. 1 singles seamlessly, winning 6-0 and 6-2. Hsu assumed the No. 2 draw and cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Poei also turned in an outstanding performance in singles action, winning her No. 3 draw 6-2, 6-1.

Warren won her first singles contest of the year in the fourth draw, capturing the match 6-0 and 6-0. The team's lone upperclassmen, Cheung won her No. 5 match 6-1 and 6-2.

Finally, freshman Scout Shutter made her CSUN debut and won her No. 6 match 6-0 and 6-0.

Matador head coach Gary Victor was happy to see his team rebound with a strong performance after the loss to LMU.

"Today was a good, solid win. The girls took care of business and its always good to get a Big West win," Victor said. "It was a tough loss at LMU, but the team learned a lot about being tough and staying centered in the big moments. You have to go through some bumps to get better. We've been fortunate in some 4-3 matches, but the other day, we were not. We're competing every day and that is what we ask of our student-athletes."

The Matadors remain at home for their next match, hosting Long Beach State in a Big West match on Friday, Feb. 21. First serve from Matador Tennis Complex is slated for 1 p.m.

CSUN 7, UC Riverside 0

Doubles

1. Lin/Rodriguez (CSUN) def. Pattugalan/Bergeson (UCR) 8-2

2. Poei/Hsu (CSUN) def. Jue/Doan (UCR) 8-0

3. Warren/Cheung (CSUN) def. El-Kara/Tatyanich (UCR) 8-0

Singles

1. Lin (CSUN) def. Pattugalan (UCR) 6-0, 6-2

2. Hsu (CSUN) def. Bergeson (UCR) 6-1, 6-1

3. Poei (CSUN) def. Jue (UCR) 6-2, 6-1

4. Warren (CSUN) def. El-Kara (UCR) 6-0, 6-0

5. Cheung (CSUN) def. Doan (UCR) 6-1, 6-2

6. Shutter (CSUN) def. Ganesan (UCR): 6-0, 6-0