LOS ANGELES - The No. 18 University of California San Diego women's tennis team got back to its winning ways on Saturday afternoon, defeating Cal State LA, 6-3.
UC San Diego (13-10) bounced back after having its four-match winning streak snapped on Friday, and had a strong start to Saturday's dual match by winning two of three doubles matches.
The Tritons No. 2 team of Madison Hale and Alexandra Weil started the dual match with a victory over Chelsey Ruiz and Elizaveta Sokolova, 8-1, while the No. 3 unit of Nousha Nowamooz and Chloe Wight topped Snezana Ivanovic and Mariko Sagara by an identical score of 8-1.
Wight began singles play with a straight-sets win over Ivanovic, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 6 slot, and Hosseini followed with a No. 4 singles victory against Sagara, 6-2, 6-0. Chao, ranked No. 18 in the nation, lost her No. 1 singles contest to Sokolova, 6-2, 6-4, while Valeria Corral won her No. 5 singles match against Chelsey Ruiz, 6-4, 6-2.
No. 28-ranked Chou won her sixth-consecutive singles match by defeating Schneider in the No. 2 slot, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 10-6, and the dual match concluded with Weil falling short in a hard-fought No. 3 singles contest to Lopez, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
UC San Diego now awaits its NCAA Tournament fate.
#18 UC San Diego 6, Cal State LA 3
April 14, 2018 at Los Angeles, CA (Cal State LA Tennis Complex)
1. Elizaveta Sokolova (CSULA) def. #18 Ashley Chao (UCSD) 6-2, 6-4
2. #28 Becky Chou (UCSD) def. #74 Amanda Schneider (CSULA) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 10-6
3. Isabella Lopez (CSULA) def. #31 Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) def. Mariko Sagara (CSULA) 6-2, 6-0
5. Valeria Corral (UCSD) def. Chelsey Ruiz (CSULA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Chloe Wight (UCSD) def. Snezana Ivanovic (CSULA) 6-1, 6-1
1. Isabella Lopez/Amanda Schneider (CSULA) def. #35 Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) 8-5
2. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. Chelsey Ruiz/Elizaveta Sokolova (CSULA) 8-1
3. Nousha Nowamooz/Chloe Wight (UCSD) def. Snezana Ivanovic/Mariko Sagara (CSULA) 8-1
UC San Diego 13-10; National ranking #18; Regional ranking #3
Cal State LA 7-13; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,4,1,5,2,3)