Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Lisa Asai won her No. 6 singles match in straight sets Saturday.
Women's Tennis Loses 7-2 Decision at Cal State L.A.
Release: Saturday 04/05/2014 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The 17th-ranked UC San Diego women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision against No. 20 Cal State L.A. Saturday at the CSULA Tennis Complex.

The loss dropped UCSD to 8-13 on the season. CSULA, which snapped a nine-match losing streak with the victory, improved to 5-9 overall.

The Golden Eagles won all of the doubles matches to jump out to a 3-0 lead. At No. 1, Leora Hemmerich and Sydney Postal rolled to an 8-3 victory against Kyra Scott Scott and Paula Chou, who are ranked 17th nationally.

Hemmerich, ranked 39th in singles play, upset No. 26 Scott in the No. 1 singles match as well. She won the opening set 6-4 before Scott took the second frame by the same score. In the tie-breaker, Hemmerich won 10-6 to earn the match.

The Tritons picked up singles wins at No. 4 and No. 6, both in straight sets. Tara Vanooteghem defeated Tiffany Leung, 6-2 and 6-2. Lisa Asai downed Samantha Sismundo by scores of 6-4 and 7-5.

On Feb. 24 in La Jolla, UC San Diego defeated Cal State L.A., 6-3.

In the midst of a seven-match road swing, UCSD plays at Point Loma on Wednesday, April 9 (2 p.m.). The Sea Lions, who hold a No. 25 national ranking, were downed by the Tritons, 6-3, on Feb. 11.

#20 Cal State L.A. 7, #17 UC San Diego 2
April 05, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (CSULA Tennis Complex)
1. #39 Leora Hemmerich (CSULA) def. #26 Kyra Scott (UCSD) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
2. Sonia Landeros (CSULA) def. Paula Chou (UCSD) 6-7, 6-3, 10-8
3. Sydney Postal (CSULA) def. Nava Nowamooz (UCSD) 6-2, 6-0
4. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Tiffany Leung (CSULA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Victoria Vo (CSULA) def. Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
6. Lisa Asai (UCSD) def. Samantha Sismundo (CSULA) 6-4, 7-5

1. Leora Hemmerich/Sydney Postal (CSULA) def. #17 Kyra Scott/Paula Chou (UCSD) 8-3
2. Samantha Sismundo/Sevana Zargarian (CSULA) def. Nava Nowamooz/Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 8-2
3. Sonia Landeros/Tiffany Leung (CSULA) def. Tara Vanooteghem/Laura Wilke (UCSD) 9-8

UC San Diego 8-13; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #5
Cal State L.A. 5-9; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,5,2,1,6)



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1:00 PM
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Saturday, April 25
Softball vs. Cal State San Bernardino
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