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Ashley Chao picked up her 12th singles win Thursday.

No. 16 Tritons Net 8-1 Win Against West Region Rival Point Loma


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LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 16th-ranked University of California San Diego women's tennis team collected an 8-1 victory over West Region rival and 28th-ranked Point Loma Thursday afternoon at Northview Courts.

With its third-consecutive win, UC San Diego improved to 11-9. Point Loma dropped to 15-5.

The Tritons won all six singles matches and took two of three doubles contests.

At the top singles spot, Ashley Chao (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS), ranked 21st nationally, defeated No. 53 Nikki Newell in straight sets, 7-5 and 6-2. It was the 12th win of the season for the junior.

Becky Chou, ranked 55th, upset No. 17 Carolina Cuevas by scores of 6-4 and 6-4 at No. 2. Chou has now won her last four singles matches.

No. 40 Alexandra Weil topped No. 54 Shelby Groenveld in the longest match of the day at No. 3. Scores were 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 10-7.

Jasmine Hosseini won at No. 4, Valeria Corral (San Diego/Mater Dei Catholic HS) won at No. 5, and Chloe Wight was victorious at No. 6. Hosseini improved to 12-2 on the year, the best record on the team.

In No. 1 doubles, the 30th-ranked pair of Chao and Chou rolled past Groenveld and Michelle Torres, 8-2. Weil and Madison Hale took down Cuevas and Gabi Armas, 8-6, at No. 2. Both teams have won three-straight matches, with Chao and Chou holding a 13-7 season record and Hale and Weil sitting at 11-9.

UCSD is ranked third in the West Region while PLNU is seventh.

With three regular season matches remaining, UC San Diego plays at Concordia Irvine on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

#16 UC San Diego 8, #28 Point Loma 1
April 5, 2018 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)

Singles competition

1. #21 Ashley Chao (UCSD) def. #53 Nikki Newell (PLNU) 7-5, 6-2
2. #55 Becky Chou (UCSD) def. #17 Carolina Cuevas (PLNU) 6-4, 6-4
3. #40 Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. #54 Shelby Groenveld (PLNU) 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 10-7
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) def. Gabi Armas (PLNU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
5. Valeria Corral (UCSD) def. Ellie Gamble (PLNU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Chloe Wight (UCSD) def. Michelle Torres (PLNU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #30 Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) def. Shelby Groenveld/Michelle Torres (PLNU) 8-2
2. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. Gabi Armas/Carolina Cuevas (PLNU) 8-6
3. Ellie Gamble/Nikki Newell (PLNU) def. Nousha Nowamooz/Chloe Wight (UCSD) 8-1

Match Notes
Point Loma 15-5; National ranking #28; Regional ranking #7
UC San Diego 11-9; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,2,6,4,3)


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