Matadors Record 4-3 Victory over Pacific in Big West Match

April 8, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (10-6, 4-3 Big West) defeated Pacific, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon in an important Big West Conference match. The Matadors won the doubles point against the Tigers, then took three of the bottom four matches in the singles draw to pick up their second road Big West victory in as many days.

After Tuesday's 6-1 victory over UC Davis, CSUN entered the match at 3-3 and facing a 2-3 Pacific team on its home court. Wednesday, the Matadors answered the call, improving their record and seeding in the upcoming Big West Tournament.

In doubles, Northridge won at the No. 2 and No. 3 draw to earn the point. Nina Jaworowski and Whitney Paluch defeated Sarah Irvine and Julia Hansen, 8-2, to improve their season record to 10-5.

Nigora Sirojiddinova and Maria Pistalu then captured the point with an 8-5 victory over Olga Gumenyuk and Christina Goehl. The two underclassmen are now 11-3 in doubles play, all at the third draw.

The No. 1 doubles match went to Pacific. Jenifer Widjaja and Sasha Fisher toppled Brooke Doane and Anna Yang, 8-3. Doane and Yang are now 10-5 on the season, all the the top doubles draw.

In singles action, CSUN took three of the first four singles matches to finish, winning the match. Widjaja took a straight-set victory over Jaworowski at No. 1 , 6-1 and 6-3.

Yang was the next to complete her match, winning 6-4 and 6-4 in straight sets at No. 6. Sirojiddinova was the next to finish, handing Hansen a 6-3, 6-3 decision at No. 3. Yang is 10-6 on the season and Sirojiddinova is 13-2 on the year.

Pistalu won the match for the Matadors. She was the fourth singles player to finish, winning 6-1 and 6-3 over Fisher at No. 5. The freshman from Munich is now 12-3 on the season.

Paluch lost her No. 4 match to Gumenyuk 7-5 and 6-2. Doane suffered a tough loss at No. 2, falling 7-6 and 7-6 in her No. 2 match to Goehl.

The Matadors return to action on Apr. 10, when they host Long Beach State at the Matador Tennis Complex. First serve is slated for noon.

CSUN 4, Pacific 3

Doubles:

1. Widjaja/Fisher (PAC) def. Doane/Yang (CSUN) 8-3

2. Jaworowski/Paluch (CSUN) def. Irvin/Hansen (PAC) 8-2

3. Sirojiddinova/Pistalu (CSUN) def. Goehl/Gumenyuk (PAC) 8-5

Order of Finish: 1,2, 3

Singles

1. Jenifer Widjaja (PAC) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-1, 6-3

2. Christina Goehl (PAC) def. Brooke Doane (CSUN) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8)

3. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Julia Hansen (PAC) 6-3, 6-3

4. Olga Gumenyuk (PAC) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 7-5, 6-2

5. Maria Pistalu (CSUN) def. Sasha Fisher (PAC) 6-1, 6-3

6. Anna Yang (CSUN) def. Sarah Irvin (PAC) 6-4, 6-4

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

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