Matadors Fall 6-1 to No. 19 USC

Jan. 18, 2011

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (1-1) fell 6-1 to No. 19 USC Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Lorraine Cheung took home the Matadors' only point on a very competitive day on the courts by winning her No. 6 singles match.

Facing their first of numerous ranked opponents in the 2011 season, CSUN put up forth a tough showing against the Women of Troy. In addition to Cheung's exploits, Brooke Doane battled fiercely in her match with Danielle Lao, the 10th-ranked singled player in the nation.

In doubles play, USC took all three matches. The closest the Matadors got was an 8-7 loss by Nina Jaworowski and Anna Yang in their second-seeded draw.

Singles action was a much closer affair. Cheung won her second-straight match for head coach Gary Victor and Northridge. She took her sixth-seeded singles match, 6-1 and 6-3, over USC's Hayley Miller.

Ryma Korab made her singles debut for the Matadors, taking the second set over Lyndsay Kinstler before ultimately falling 6-1, 6-7, 10-3 in her No. 5 singles match. Doane lost 7-5, 6-1 to Lao in the top-seeded singles draw.

CSUN continues its test against the Pac 10 in its next match, hosting Arizona at Matador Tennis Complex. The Matadors and the 49th-ranked Wildcats will meet on Jan. 29 with first serve slated for 11:30 a.m.

No. 19 USC 6, CSUN 1

Doubles

1. Alison Ramos/ Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Brooke Doane / Sabrina Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 8-1

2. Lyndsay Kinstler / Danielle Lao (USC) def. Nina Jaworowski / Anna Yang (CSUN) 8-7 (6)

3. Hayley Miller/ Kaitlyn Christian (USC) Nigora Sirojiddinova / Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) 8-3

Singles

1. Lao (USC) def. Doane (CSUN) 7-5, 6-1

2. Ramos (USC) def. Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-0, 6-2

3. Christian (USC) def. Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-1, 6-3

4. Pulido (USC) def. Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 6-1, 6-1

5. Kinstler (USC) def. Ryma Korab (CSUN) 6-1, 6-7, 10-3

6. Cheung (CSUN) def. Miller (USC) 6-1, 6-3

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