Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Head coach Liz LaPlante awarded the day's best match to Katie Mulloy.
No. 17 Tritons Topped by No. 20 Golden Eagles, 5-4
Release: Saturday 02/25/2012 

LA JOLLA, Calif.- The No. 17 UC San Diego women's tennis team fought a tough battle Saturday, falling to Cal State Los Angeles, 5-4. The Tritons won one doubles and three singles matches, coming up just short of overcoming the Golden Eagles.

UCSD is now 3-5 on the season, while CSULA rises to 6-3. 

Tritons Katie Mulloy and Samantha Yeung were the lone duo to win in doubles, defeating CSULA's Tiffany Leung and Maria Xavier at the No. 3 spot, 8-4. 

UCSD went on to dominate the bottom of the singles ladder, with Mulloy, Tara Vanooteghem and Krystal Mizuguchi winning at the No. 4, No. 5 and No 6 spots, respectively. Mizuguchi defeated Maria Xavier with resolve, 6-0, 6-1.

"Being down 2-1 after doubles we knew it would be tough to come back, but the girls battled hard," said UCSD head coach Liz LaPlante. "The best match goes to Katie Mulloy, who played her heart out to overcome her opponent in the third set."

The Tritons will face Sonoma State on Saturday, Mar. 3 at Northview Tennis Courts (11 a.m.). 

No. 17 UCSD 4, CSULA 5
February 25, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.

Christie Lau/Larn McShane (CSULA) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-2
Leora Hemmerich/Jill Sangria (CSULA) def. Tara Vanooteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) 8-4
Katie Mulloy/Samantha Yeung (UCSD) def. Tiffany Leung/Maria Xavier (CSULA) 8-4

Christie Lau (CSULA) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-3, 6-3
Larn McShane (CSULA) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Leora Hemmerich (CSULA) def. Samantha Yeung (UCSD) 6-2, 7-6
Katie Mulloy (UCSD) def. Jill Sangria (CSULA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Tiffany Leung (CSULA) 6-2, 6-0
Krystal Mizuguchi (UCSD) def. Maria Xavier (CSULA) 6-0, 6-1

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