Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke earned UCSD's lone victory Saturday in Fresno.
UCSD Suffers 8-1 Loss at Fresno Pacific
Release: Saturday 03/29/2014 

FRESNO, Calif. - The 17th-ranked UC San Diego women's tennis team was handily defeated, 8-1, by No. 33 Fresno Pacific Saturday at the Haak Tennis Complex in California's San Joaquin Valley.

FPU led 2-1 after doubles play and piled it on by winning all six singles matches in straight sets.

The Tritons' lone win of the afternoon came at No. 3 doubles as Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke paired up to defeat Matilda Ackered and Erin Carlson by a score of 8-5.

It was a battle of nationally-ranked doubles teams at the top spot on the ladder as No. 18 Petra Jurova and Angelika Sobiecka topped 17th-ranked Paula Chou and Kyra Scott, 8-6.

The No. 1 singles match also featured a pair of ranked players in No. 13 Jurova and No. 26 Scott. Jurova got the best of Scott, winning by scores of 6-1 and 6-2.

Saturday's loss, UCSD's third straight, dropped the team to 7-12 overall. The Tritons have now lost eight of their last nine matches. FPU upped its season mark to 8-10. The Sunbirds have won four of their last five outings.

On Feb. 22 in La Jolla, UCSD rolled to a 7-2 victory over Fresno Pacific. The Tritons won all three doubles matches as well as the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles tilts.

In the midst of a seven-match road swing, UCSD plays at Cal State Stanislaus on Sunday, March 30 (12 p.m.).

#33 Fresno Pacific 8, #17 UC San Diego 1
March 29, 2014 at Fresno, CA (Haak Tennis Complex)
1. #13 Petra Jurova (FPU) def. #26 Kyra Scott (UCSD) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alison Carre (FPU) def. Paula Chou (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
3. Laure-Anne Josso (FPU) def. Nava Nowamooz (UCSD) 6-3, 6-3
4. Angelika Sobiecka (FPU) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
5. Megan Lee (FPU) def. Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
6. Matilda Ackered (FPU) def. Lisa Asai (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4

1. #18 Petra Jurova/Angelika Sobiecka (FPU) def. #17 Paula Chou/Kyra Scott (UCSD) 8-6
2. Alison Carre/Laure-Anne Josso (FPU) def. Nava Nowamooz/Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 8-6
3. Tara Vanooteghem/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Matilda Ackered/Erin Carlson (FPU) 8-5

UC San Diego 7-12; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #5
Fresno Pacific 8-10; National ranking #33; Regional ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,3,2,5,1,6)



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