LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 19 UC San Diego women's tennis team was defeated, 8-1, by defending NCAA Division II National Champion Barry University on Thursday at Northview Tennis Courts.
The Tritons secured a singles win, but the undefeated and second-ranked Buccaneers went three for three in doubles and won five singles matches for the victory. UCSD fell to 5-6 on the season, while Barry improved to 9-0.
Jacquelyn Davis earned UCSD's lone win at the No. 6 singles spot, defeating Lizbeth Vargas by scores of 6-4 and 6-3. The top five singles spots all went to the Buccaneers in straight sets.
At No. 1 doubles, Melissa Breisacher and Davis succumed to Linda Fritschken and Caroline Wendling, 8-6. Melinda Chu and Tara Vanooteghem battled hard at No. 2 doubles, falling by a narrow margin of 8-6 to Mona Mansour and Cristina Valladares.
"We lost 8-1 but competed hard, especially in doubles," said Triton head coach Liz LaPlante. "Jacquelyn got a nice win at No. 6 today."
In the middle of a six-match homestand, UCSD will have a day off before hosting Hawai'i Pacific on Saturday at noon.
No. 19 UCSD 1, No. 2 Barry University 8
March 8, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.
Linda Fritschken/Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-6
Cristina Valladares/Mona Mansour (BUW) def. Tara Vanooteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) 8-6
Olivia Matuzsak/Julie Stas (BUW) def. Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) 8-2
Julie Stas (BUW) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
Sarah Krohnen (BUW) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Akemi Maehama (BUW) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Samantha Yeung (UCSD) 6-0, 6-1
Caorline Wendling (BUW) def. Krystal Mizuguchi (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Lizbeth Vargas (BUW) 6-4, 6-3
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