AZUSA, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of California San Diego women's tennis team was upset by No. 23 Azusa Pacific by a 6-3 score Thursday afternoon at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex.
UC San Diego dropped to 0-3, while APU improved to 2-1 following the important, early-season West Region match-up.
The Tritons notched a pair of singles victories in the loss.
At No. 3, junior Alexandra Weil had no trouble with Diana Baumgartnere, who is ranked 32nd nationally in singles play. Weil rolled to a straight-set win, 6-2 and 6-1.
Senior Jasmine Hosseini was also a winner in straight sets, defeating Kara Hinton, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 4.
Hosseini and Weil are both 2-1 in singles action.
Sophomore Becky Chou battled Petra Ivankovic in the third spot and ultimately fell in a tiebreak (6-2, 2-6, 10-8).
Chou and junior Ashley Chao (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) stayed unbeaten on the season with an 8-6 win over Baumgartnere and Ivankovic at No. 1 doubles. The Triton duo is now 3-0 when playing together this year.
UC San Diego hosts Idaho State on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.
23 Azusa Pacific 6, #9 UC San Diego 3
Feb. 8, 2018 at Azusa, CA (M&B Tennis Complex)
1. Toby Miclat (APU) def. Ashley Chao (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
2. Petra Ivankovic (APU) def. Becky Chou (UCSD) 6-2, 2-6, 10-8
3. Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. #32 Diana Baumgartnere (APU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) def. Kara Hinton (APU) 6-4, 6-4
5. April Wong (APU) def. #40 Valeria Corral (UCSD) 6-4, 7-5
6. Jackie Resler (APU) def. Madison Hale (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
1. Becky Chou/Ashley Chao (UCSD) def. Petra Ivankovic/Diana Baumgartnere (APU) 8-6
2. Kara Hinton/Toby Miclat (APU) def. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 8-6
3. Mikayla Rinker/Courtney Page (APU) def. Nousha Nowamooz/Chloe Wight (UCSD) 8-5
UC San Diego 0-3; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3
Azusa Pacific 2-1; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,6,4,5,2)
Official: Kirk Bentzen