March 6, 2010

Matadors Fall to No. 64 UC Irvine, 4-2

March 6, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Despite falling 4-2 to No. 64 UC Irvine, the Cal State Northridge women's tennis team saw several impressive performances. Junior Brooke Doane took home a victory in the No. 1 singles match, defeating No. 80 Stephanie Hammel in three sets, 6-7, 6-3 and 6-0.

The loss moves the Matadors record to 4-2 overall and 1-2 mark in the Big West Conference.

Doane, who improved to 5-1 on the season all at the No. 1 draw, topped the nationally ranked Hammel in the last match of the day. The other Matador picking up a victory was Maria Pistalu, who won her sixth-seeded match, 6-3 and 6-4. She is now 3-1 on the season.

In other action, Courtney Byron defeated Nina Jaworowski in the second match, 6-3, 6-3. Brooke Bartlett topped Whitney Paluch at the No. 3 draw, winning 6-4, 6-2.

Becka Kwan topped Nigora Sirojiddinova, 6-3 and 6-4, in the No. 4 match. Finally, Kristina Smith edged Anna Yang, 6-2 and 7-5, in the fifth draw.

The teams did not play doubles.

No. 64 UC Irvine 4, Cal State Northridge 2

No. 1 Brooke Doane (CSUN) def. No. 80 Stephanie Hammel (UCI) 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

No. 2 Courtney Byron (UCI) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 Brooke Bartlett (UCI) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Becka Kwan (UCI) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-3, 6-4

No. 5 Kristina Smith (UCI) def. Anna Yang (CSUN) 6-2, 7-5

No. 6 Maria Pistalu (CSUN) def. Hayley Young (UCI) 6-3, 6-4

Singles Order of Finish: 2, 6, 3, 5, 4, 1

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