LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 19 UC San Diego women's tennis team fell to Hawai'i Pacific, 7-2, in La Jolla Saturday. The Tritons secured one doubles win and one singles victory, but it was not enough to defeat the fifth-ranked Sea Warriors.
Tritons Melissa Breisacher and Jacquelyn Davis defeated their Sea Warrior opponents at No. 1 doubles, 8-2. At No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, the UCSD pairs were defeated by matching margins, both losing 8-3.
On the singles side, Triton Samantha Yeung defeated HPU's Lea Kruse-Utermann, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 5 position. At No. 4, Katie Mulloy gained an early lead on Ielyzaveta Rybakova, but ended up falling to the Sea Warrior in three sets, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.
"It was a great win at No. 1 doubles and Samantha Yeung played well to win at No. 5 singles," said Triton head coach Liz LaPlante. "The team has improved a lot and these tough matches are going to make us better for the rest of the season."
It was the Tritons' second consecutive match against a program ranked in the top five nationally.
UCSD's final match of its six-game home streak is set for Mar. 14 at 3 p.m. versus Connecticut.
No. 19 UCSD 2, No. 5 HPU 7
March 10, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.
Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Vivian Hansen/Magdalena Smejova (HPU) 8-2
Celina Goetti/Ielyzaveta Rybakova (HPU) def. Tara Vanooteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) 8-3
Zora Vickova/Lea Kruse-Utermann (HPU) def. Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) 8-3
Zora Vickova (HPU) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-3, 6-2
Celina Goetti (HPU) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
Vivian Hansen (HPU) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
Ielyzaveta Rybakova (HPU) def. Katie Mulloy (UCSD) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Samantha Yeung (UCSD) def. Lea Kruse-Utermann (HPU) 6-4, 6-2
Carrie Shuler (HPU) def. Krystal Mizuguchi (UCSD) 6-3, 6-3
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