March 15, 2011

CSUN Tennis Pulls Out 7-0 Sweep over Texas State

March 15, 2011

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (9-7) swept Texas State, 7-0, in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon at Matador Tennis Complex. CSUN did not drop a set in singles or doubles on the day in downing the Bobcats.

Playing their third home match in a streak where they'll play 12 of 13 in the San Fernando Valley, the Matadors dominated the Bobcats on the hard court. With the win, Northridge improved to 6-3 in dual matches at Matador Tennis Complex.

In doubles play, CSUN jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after sweeping the three matches. Brooke Doane and Jennifer Sher took their top-seeded doubles draw, 8-2.

Then, at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, the Matadors posted identical 8-4 victories. Maria Pistalu and Sabrina Man-Son-Hing played at the second draw and Nigora Sirojiddinova and Anna Yang carried the third draw for head coach Gary Victor.

In singles action, Sher posted a 7-5, 6-0 victory at the No. 1 draw. Doane snapped a lengthy skid with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at the No. 2 draw. Finally, to round out the top of the singles draw, Sirojiddinova won 6-4 and 6-2.

At the bottom of the bracket, CSUN kept up its blistering play. Pistalu won 6-1, 6-2 at the fourth draw. Lorraine Cheung then picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory at the fifth draw. Finally, Ryma Korab did not lose a game in winning 6-0, 6-0 in the sixth-seeded match.

The Matadors hope to keep up the fine play in their next match, a Mar. 18 meeting with Columbia of the Ivy League. First serve is slated for 2 p.m. On Mar. 19, CSUN stays within the Ivy League for its next foe, a 12:30 p.m. contest against the Big Green of Dartmouth.

CSUN 7, Texas State 0

Doubles

1. Brooke Doane / Jennifer Sher def. Jessica Kahts / Melissa Hadad: 8-2

2. Maria Pistalu / Sabrina Man-Son-Hing def. Gabriela Rojas / Berenice VandenBergh: 8-4

3. Nigora Sirojiddinova / Anna Yang def. Mariana Perez / Jessica Laing: 8-4

Singles

1. Sher def. Kahts: 7-5, 6-0

2. Doane def. Hadad: 6-2, 6-2

3. Sirojiddinova def. Rojas: 6-4, 6-2

4. Pistalu def. Laing: 6-1, 6-2

5. Lorraine Cheung def. VandenBergh: 6-1, 6-1

6. Ryma Korab def. Stephanie Gonzales: 6-0, 6-0

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