LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 27th-ranked UC San Diego women's tennis team cruised to an 8-1 victory against Sonoma State at Northview Courts Friday afternoon.
UCSD upped its season mark to 6-2 while SSU fell to 5-4.
The Tritons started off strong, sweeping all three doubles matches. At No. 1, Melissa Breisacher and Kyra Scott outlasted Sara Celma and Chloe Jolliff, 9-8. The No. 2 tilt went to Paula Chou and Jacquelyn Davis, who downed Lauren Ha and Sheena Johnson by a score of 8-2. Melinda Chu and Tara Vanooteghem took an 8-2 win against Lauren Shafer and Megan White at No. 3.
Chou and Davis are now 7-1 as a doubles team this season.
In singles play, UCSD won at No. 2 through No. 6, all in straight sets. Scott was victorious at No. 2 and was followed by Chou, Chu, Vanooteghem and Davis. Scott improved to 7-0 in her freshman season, while Vanooteghem's win at No. 5 kept her perfect record intact at 8-0.
In the midst of a seven-match home streak, the Tritons host Rollins on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m. Out of Winter Park, Fla., Rollins is ranked 19th nationally and eighth in the South Region. The teams last met in 2011 when the Tars took a 7-2 win in La Jolla.
#27 UC San Diego 8, Sonoma State 1
March 01, 2013 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Tennis Courts)
1. Sara Celma (SSU) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
2. Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Megan White (SSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Paula Chou (UCSD) def. Chloe Jolliff (SSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Melinda Chu (UCSD) def. Sheena Johnson (SSU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Lauren Ha (SSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Lauren Shafer (SSU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Melissa Breisacher/Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Sara Celma/Chloe Jolliff (SSU) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Paula Chou/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Lauren Ha/Sheena Johnson (SSU) 8-2
3. Melinda Chu/Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Lauren Shafer/Megan White (SSU) 8-2
Sonoma State 5-4; Regional ranking #10
UC San Diego 6-2; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,4,3,1,6)
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