MALIBU, Calif. - No. 21 UC San Diego was defeated by No. 6 Abilene Christian, 8-1, at Pepperdine on Sunday. The Tritons won at No. 3 doubles but were swept in singles play for the loss.
UCSD fell to 6-13 on the season while the Wildcats improved to 21-3.
Katie Mulloy and Laura Wilke grabbed UCSD's lone win of the day at No. 3 doubles, defeating ACU's Jaclyn Walker and Emily Conrad, 8-4. At No. 1, Melissa Breisacher and Jacquelyn Davis fell to Hannah Kelley and Micah Hermsdorf, 8-4, and Melinda Chu and Tara Vanooteghem lost to Laura Mongin and Brittney Reed, 8-0, at No. 2.
On the singles side, the Wildcats swept the Tritons with all matches finishing in straight sets. At No. 1, Julia Mongin defeated Breisacher, 6-1, 6-0. Mongin is ranked second in the nation, having amassed an impressive 14-1 record at No. 1. Samantha Yeung fought for several wins at No. 5, eventually falling to Conrad, 6-2, 6-3.
"We were outplayed by a strong team, but played some great tennis at No. 3 doubles to get the win," said UCSD head coach Liz LaPlante.
UCSD will return to Northview Tennis Courts Monday to face Concordia at 2 p.m.
No. 21 UCSD 1, No. 6 Abilene Christian 8
April 15, 2012
Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center
Hannah Kelley/Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Jacquelyn Davis/Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 8-4
Laura Mongin/Brittney Reed (ACU) def. Melinda Chu/Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 8-0
Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Jaclyn Walker/Emily Conrad (ACU) 8-4
Julia Mongin (ACU) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-1, 6-0
Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
Laura Mongin (ACU) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-1, 6-3
Brittney Reed (ACU) def. Katie Mulloy (UCSD) 6-3, 6-0
Emily Conrad (ACU) def. Samantha Yeung (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Hannah Kelley (ACU) def. Krystal Mizuguchi (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
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