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No. 12 UC San Diego Gets Hard-Fought Win at Sonoma State


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ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - The 12th-ranked University of California San Diego women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 8-1 victory at West Region rival Sonoma State Friday afternoon.

With its second road win in as many days, UC San Diego moved above .500 and is now 10-9 on the season. SSU, which had won three of its last four entering Friday's match, fell to 13-6.

UCSD started off strong, winning all three doubles matches to jump out to a 3-0 lead.

Ashley Chao (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) and Becky Chou, ranked 33rd nationally, defeated Jensyn Warren and Zmanda Zuidema 8-5 at No. 1. Chao and Chou are 12-7 on the year.

Madison Hale and Alexandra Weil won at No. 2, while Nousha Nowamooz and Chloe Wight were victorious at No. 3. Hale and Weil improved to 10-9 and Nowamooz and Wight upped their record to 10-7.

The Tritons won the first four singles matches to come off the courts to take a 7-0 advantage in the match.

Chou at No. 2, Weil at No. 3, Jasmine Hosseini at No. 4, Valeria Corral (San Diego/Mater Dei Catholic HS) at No. 5, and Wight at No. 6 were all winners. Chou, 45th-ranked Weil, and Hosseini finished on top in straight sets.

The No. 1 singles tilt featured two ranked players in Sonoma's Warren (No. 6) and UCSD's Chao (No. 28). The longest match of the day went to Warren by scores of 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

UC San Diego returns home to host crosstown opponent Point Loma on Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m. The Sea Lions are ranked 18th nationally.

#12 UC San Diego 8, Sonoma State 1
March 30, 2018 at Rohnert Park, CA (SSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. #6 Jensyn Warren (SSU) def. #28 Ashley Chao (UCSD) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
2. Becky Chou (UCSD) def. #57 Amanda Zuidema (SSU) 6-1, 6-4
3. #45 Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. Carolyn Brooner (SSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) def. Clarisa Colling (SSU) 7-5, 6-0
5. Valeria Corral (UCSD) def. Jenna DeTurk (SSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
6. Chloe Wight (UCSD) def. Katherine Long (SSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #33 Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) def. Jensyn Warren/Amanda Zuidema (SSU) 8-5
2. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. Carolyn Brooner/Jenna DeTurk (SSU) 8-6
3. Nousha Nowamooz/Chloe Wight (UCSD) def. Hannah Highsmith/Katherine Long (SSU) 8-4

Match Notes
UC San Diego 10-9; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3
Sonoma State 13-6; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,3,4,6,1,5)


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