Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Kyra Scott won at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
Tritons Open With 6-3 Home Win Against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Release: Saturday 02/01/2014 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego women's tennis team opened its 2014 season Saturday with a 6-3 victory against NCAA Division III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Northview Courts.

UCSD (1-0) won four of six singles match-ups and two of three doubles tilts to take the win over CMS (2-3).

In doubles play, Kyra Scott and Paula Chou battled for an 8-6 win over Caroline Ward and Katie Kuosman at No. 1. Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke won at No. 3, downing Yvonne Likomanova and Sheena Patel by an 8-3 score.

For the singles, Scott topped Kuosman at No. 1 (6-2, 6-0), Nava Nowamooz dispatched Likomanova in the No. 4 spot (6-4, 6-2), Shannon Theisen beat Victoria Nichols at No. 5 (6-1, 6-2) and Kellie Taylor downed Erin Coughlan at No. 6 (6-3, 6-3).

The Athenas won the No. 2 and No. 3 singles match-ups. In the third spot, Crystal Lim eked out a 6-7, 6-1, 10-6 win against Vanooteghem. 

The Tritons host NCAA Division I UC Davis on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.

#17 UC San Diego 6, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3
February 1, 2014 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Tennis Courts)

1. Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Katie Kuosman (CMS) 6-2, 6-0
2. Caroline Ward (CMS) def. Paula Chou (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
3. Crystal Lim (CMS) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-7, 6-1, 10-6
4. Nava Nowamooz (UCSD) def. Yvonne Likomanova (CMS) 6-4, 6-2
5. Shannon Theisen (UCSD) def. Victoria Nichols (CMS) 6-1, 6-2

6. Kellie Taylor (UCSD) def. Erin Coughlan (CMS) 6-3, 6-3

1. Kyra Scott/Paula Chou (UCSD) def. Caroline Ward/Katie Kuosman (CMS) 8-6
2. Sarah Kukino/Crystal Lim (CMS) def. Shannon Theisen/Nava Nowamooz (UCSD) 8-5
3. Tara Vanooteghem/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Yvonne Likomonia/Sheena Patel (CMS) 8-3

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2-3
UC San Diego 1-0; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,2,6,3)


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