Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
San Diego native Melinda Chu picked up victories at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles Monday in Arizona.
UCSD Sweeps Dixie State on Final Day in Arizona
Release: Monday 02/18/2013 

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The UC San Diego women's tennis team will leave Arizona on a high note after blanking Dixie State Monday, 9-0, on the final day of play at the Grand Canyon University Duals.

UCSD upped its season mark to 4-1 after giving up just two points in doubles play and winning all six singles matches in straight sets. DSC dropped to 2-8 with its sixth consecutive loss.

Melissa Breisacher was victorious at No. 1 singles, defeating Joy Naigeon by scores of 6-4 and 6-0. Freshman Kyra Scott improved to 4-0 on the season by blanking Paige Nisson at No. 2, 6-0 and 6-0. Paula Chou won the No. 3 match-up against Sierra Smith, 6-0 and 6-1.

Melinda Chu (6-0, 6-1), Tara Vanooteghem (6-1, 6-0) and Jacquelyn Davis (6-0, 6-2) were also winners on the singles ladder at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Vanooteghem kept her perfect singles record intact at 5-0.

UCSD dominated in doubles play to open the match. Breisacher and Scott defeated Naigeon and Nisson, 8-1, at No. 1. Chou and Davis took their No. 2 match over Ashley Anderson and Smith, also by an 8-1 count. At No. 3, Chu and Vanooteghem glided to an 8-0 shutout of Anna Cronquist and Lindsey Jones.

Including today's victory, the Tritons posted a 2-1 mark while in Arizona. They also beat Dominican, 8-1, and fell to second-ranked BYU-Hawaii, 7-2.

Next up, UCSD plays at Division I opponent Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

#32 UC San Diego 9, Dixie State 0
Feb 18, 2013 at Phoenix, Ariz.

1. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) def. Joy Naigeon (DSC) 6-4, 6-0
2. Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Paige Nisson (DSC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Paula Chou (UCSD) def. Sierra Smith (DSC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Melinda Chu (UCSD) def. Ashley Anderson (DSC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Lindsey Jones (DSC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Anna Cronquist (DSC) 6-0, 6-2

1. Melissa Breisacher/Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Joy Naigeon/Paige Nisson (DSC) 8-1
2. Paula Chou/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Ashley Anderson/Sierra Smith (DSC) 8-1
3. Melinda Chu/Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Anna Cronquist/Lindsey Jones (DSC) 8-0

Dixie State 2-8
UC San Diego 4-1; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,5,6,4,1)

-- --

Friday, April 27
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
1:00 PM
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
3:00 PM
Saturday, April 28
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
12:00 PM
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
2:00 PM
Friday, May 04
Softball at CCAA Tournament
Stockton (Bill Simoni Field)
Thursday, May 10
Softball at NCAA West Regional
Thursday, May 17
Softball at NCAA Super Regional
Thursday, May 24
Softball at NCAA Championship
Salem, VA
Softball Seating Campaign (landscape)